This Fall a Record Number of Black Students Are Expected at Rice University

Rice University in Houston reports that in 2009 it received a record number of applicants and expects a record number of incoming freshmen this fall.

The original charter of Rice University prohibited admission of black students. This restriction was not rescinded until 1965. In recent years there have been large numbers of black students at Rice.

The number of blacks applying to Rice this year was up nearly 13 percent from a year ago. Preliminary figures show that there will be 66 blacks in this fall’s entering class. This would be an all-time record number of incoming black students.