Cost of Attendance

Rice University is consistently ranked as a best value in higher education and is 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 also will benefit from having a Rice degree long after graduation.

2020–2021 Cost of Attendance

Category Cost
Tuition $50,310
Fees $797
Room and Board $14,500
Books $1,250
Personal Expenses $2,700
Total Cost $69,557*

*Freshmen are also billed a $325 Orientation Week fee. If the student stays on campus during orientation, then there is also a $350 room and board Fee. In addition, students are required to maintain health insurance coverage while enrolled. The Rice Student Health Insurance Plan is not included in the standard Cost of Attendance and is a separate, billable cost if the student cannot demonstrate coverage by a comparable insurance plan.

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

MyIntuition and the Rice Net Price Calculator (NPC) are available to estimate your need-based financial aid eligibility.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
713-348-4958 office
713-348-2139 fax