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Highest Tuition + Room and Board 2010-2011

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Here are the top 100 most expensive colleges by total cost of tuition + room/board for the 2010-2011 school year. Also included is the school's rank in last year's most expensive colleges list and the number of spots moved.

Cost = Tuition + Room and Board

College Cost'09-'10 RankChange
1. Sarah Lawrence College $56,420 1 -
2. New York University $53,589 2 -
3. Wesleyan University $53,406 11 +8
4. Harvey Mudd College $53,331 9 +5
5. Bates College $53,300 4 -1
6. Johns Hopkins University $53,190 6 -
7. Connecticut College $53,110 8 +1
8. Claremont McKenna College $52,995 12 +4
9. The George Washington University $52,980 3 -6
10. Scripps College $52,686 23 +13
11. Bard College $52,650 19 +8
12. Vassar College $52,640 10 -2
13. Bard College at Simon's Rock $52,610 22 +9
14. Haverford College $52,606 15 +1
15. Georgetown University $52,526 7 -8
16. Bowdoin College $52,465 16 -
17. Eugene Lang College $52,440 41 +24
18. Duke University $52,405 27 +9
19. University of Chicago $52,341 28 +9
20. Union College (NY) $52,329 35 +15
21. Carnegie Mellon University $52,250 14 -7
22. Oberlin College $52,244 30 +8
23. Fordham University - Lincoln Center $52,159 47 +24
24. Middlebury College $52,120 17 -7
25. Cornell University $52,100 32 +7
26. Williams College $52,096 48 +22
27. Northwestern University $52,080 43 +16
28. Bucknell University $52,050 33 +5
29. Fordham University - Rose Hill $52,036 53 +24
30. Franklin & Marshall College $52,010 21 -9
30. Vanderbilt University $52,010 26 -4
32. Colby College $51,990 25 -7
33. Boston College $51,962 20 -13
34. Tufts University $51,932 29 -5
35. Washington University in St. Louis $51,918 38 +3
36. Babson College $51,916 24 -12
37. Carleton College $51,882 36 -1
38. Mount Holyoke College $51,850 18 -20
39. University of Southern California $51,842 34 -5
40. Bennington College $51,830 40 -
41. Barnard College $51,818 58 +17
42. Dartmouth College $51,816 36 -6
43. St. John's College $51,776 51 +8
44. Colgate University $51,775 13 -31
45. Columbia University $51,730 54 +9
46. Wellesley College $51,704 50 +4
47. Smith College $51,640 31 -16
48. Dickinson College $51,600 38 -10
49. Reed College $51,590 45 -4
50. Boston University $51,574 44 -6
51. St. Lawrence University $51,520 46 -5
52. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering $51,500 49 -3
53. Trinity College (CT) $51,370 56 +3
54. Hamilton College $51,350 55 +1
55. Skidmore College $51,336 5 -50
56. Hampshire College $51,279 52 -4
57. Occidental College $51,230 72 +15
58. Swarthmore College $51,160 61 +3
59. Stevens Institute of Technology $51,130 42 -17
60. Drexel University $51,125 57 -3
61. University of Rochester $51,120 67 +6
62. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $51,065 62 -
63. Hobart and William Smith College $51,050 64 +1
64. Pomona College $51,023 59 -5
65. Chapman University $51,010 63 -2
66. Wheaton College (MA) $50,970 65 -1
67. Gettysburg College $50,880 84 +17
68. Bryn Mawr College $50,840 66 -2
69. Amherst College $50,820 78 +9
70. Lafayette College $50,769 60 -10
71. Brandeis University $50,596 80 +9
72. Stanford University $50,576 70 -2
73. Wake Forest University $50,554 75 +2
74. Brown University $50,468 81 +7
75. University of Richmond $50,420 77 +2
76. Providence College $50,390 NR -
77. Pepperdine University $50,350 74 -3
78. University of Notre Dame $50,282 69 -9
79. College of the Holy Cross $50,270 71 -8
80. Fairfield University $50,190 82 +2
81. MIT $50,174 68 -13
82. Lehigh University $50,000 76 -6
83. Villanova University $49,990 72 -11
84. Yale University $49,800 89 +5
85. Emory University $49,798 79 -6
86. Washington and Lee University $49,743 94 +8
87. Ursinus College $49,700 86 -1
88. Worcester Polytechnic Institute $49,680 85 -3
89. American University $49,610 91 +2
90. University of San Diego $49,552 83 -7
91. Drew University $49,537 87 -4
92. Pitzer College $49,470 92 -
93. Rollins College $49,400 88 -5
94. Santa Clara University $49,110 90 -4
95. Macalester College $48,924 97 +2
96. Kenyon College $48,920 95 -1
97. Case Western Reserve $48,700 101 +4
98. Northeastern University $48,670 100 +2
99. Loyola University Maryland $48,600 93 -6
100. Princeton University $48,580 96 -4

Notes:
These totals are taken by adding tuition + room and board. We do not include fees when figuring this cost. This is because many fees can be optional and can vary per student and per major. A Student Health Insurance Fee, for example, is obviously not going to be required for a student already on their parents’ insurance plan. Some colleges also charge fees to certain majors. Including fees in the 'Total Cost' would have led to too many 'What Ifs'.

These numbers were taken directly from the college's website in October of 2010. In the case that the University does not provide an estimated cost of room and board (because some dorms on campus are priced differently), we took the price of a dorm a typical freshman would find themselves in.

 
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