Rice University Admissions and how to get in

I want to go to Rice so bad and I really want to know hat admitted students did throughout high school to get in. Please include standard information such as GPA, any particular courses you would like to mention aka (AP,honors,dual credit,etc), extracurricular activities. However, also include what you did in your application, what you put in it, and what you did post-applying. Did you call the admission's office everyday to let them know you were interested or something like that. Please help me you guys!