All undergraduate students must apply directly through the Office of Admission.
On the application, students indicate an intended school of study and principal areas of interest. Bioengineering is one of nine academic departments in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. During the undergraduate application process, neither the school of engineering nor the Department of Bioengineering will see your application, or make recommendations regarding your admission. However, upon acceptance to the bioengineering program, students seek out a member of the Bioengineering Undergraduate Committee as an adviser.
Students interested in learning more about engineering at Rice can attend an information session, which is led by an admission officer. The Office of Admission also offers opportunities for campus tours, lunch with a current student, and attending classes.
Rice aspires to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy, Rice does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Rice University's policy also includes affirmative action in seeking to recruit, hire and advance women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and special disabled veterans.
The Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program (MSP) promotes the education of students who are scientifically competent, compassionate, and socially conscious. Rice and Baylor College of Medicine select up to six incoming freshmen each year to pursue a four-year bachelor's degree at Rice, followed by guaranteed admission to Baylor College of Medicine.
MSP students are encouraged to explore the entire range of Rice undergraduate programs to expose themselves to a broad-based education. Ideally, students selected to the program will apply insight from this extensive exposure to the liberal arts and other disciplines to the study of modern medical science.