Most Expensive College Dorms for 2009-2010

Room and board can be a big expense on top of tuition and is a price that often gets overshadowed by high tuition prices. Take NYU for example, who has the 36th highest tuition, but factor in the cost of room and board and it becomes the 2nd most expensive college in the nation.

For the 2009-2010 school year, room and board increased 5.4% at public colleges and 4.2% at private colleges to an average price of $8,193 and $9,363, respectively.

These are prices a typical freshman will pay for room and board for the 2009-2010 school year. Prices are for a standard double room.

1. Eugene Lang College (The New School)

Location: New York, NY
Room and Board: $15,990

Loeb Hall

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2. Cooper Union

Location: New York, NY
Room and Board: $15,275

Cooper Union

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3. Suffolk University

Location: Boston, MA
Room and Board: $14,544

Suffolk University

4. University of California - Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, CA
Room and Board: $14,384

UC Berkeley

5. New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan

Location: New York, NY
Room and Board: $14,290

NYIT

6. Fordham University - Lincoln Center

Location: New York, NY
Room and Board: $13,830

Fordham University - Lincoln

7. Fordham University - Rose Hill

Location: New York, NY
Room and Board: $13,716

Fordham University - Rose Hill

8. University of California - Santa Cruz

Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Room and Board: $13,641

UC Santa Cruz

9. Manhattanville College

Location: Purchase, NY
Room and Board: $13,500

Manhattanville College

10. Chapman University

Location: Orange, CA
Room and Board: $13,384

Chapman University

The Top 20

1. Eugene Lang College (The New School) $15,990
2. Cooper Union $15,275
3. Suffolk University $14,544
4. University of California - Berkeley $14,384
5. New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan $14,290
6. Fordham University - Lincoln Center $13,830
7. Fordham University - Rose Hill $13,716
8. University of California - Santa Cruz $13,641
9. Manhattanville College $13,500
10. Chapman University $13,384
11. Sarah Lawrence College $13,370
12. UCLA $13,314
13. Olin College of Engineering $13,230
14. New York University $13,226
15. St John's University (Queens) $13,140
16. American University $12,930
17. Marymount Manhattan College $12,874
18. Drexel University $12,681
19. Pomona College $12,651
20. Vanderbilt University $12,650