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, its residential college system, and its 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.


2014-2015 Cost of Attendance   Tuition  $ 39,880
    Fees $      686
    Room and Board $ 13,400
    Books $      800
    Personal Expenses $   1,550
    Total Cost $ 56,316*

*Freshmen are also charged a $280 Orientation Week fee and if the student stays on campus during orientation there is a $295 R&B Fee.

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