Lovett Hall at sunset

Cost of Attendance

As you evaluate colleges, it is important to consider the return each institution can give you on your investment.

Rice University is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s leading teaching and research universities.  The university is distinguished by its small undergraduate population, residential college system, and collaborative teaching and learning environment with close proximity to the Texas Medical Center and Houston's vibrant downtown.

By attending Rice, you will not only receive a superior education at a reasonable cost; you will also benefit from having a Rice degree long after graduation.  

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance    
  Tuition   $ 44,900
  Fees  $      708
 $        30
  Room and Board
 $ 13,850 
  Books  $   1,200 
  Personal Expenses  $   2,500
 Total Cost $ 63,188*

*Freshmen are also charged a $320 Orientation Week fee. If the student stays on campus during orientation, then there is also a $325 Room & Board Fee.

For additional information about Rice costs, please visit the Cashier's Office.

We encourage our families to use our Rice Net Price Calculator (NPC) to view an estimate of the need based financial aid package eligibility.