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Top 100: Colleges with the Highest Total Cost 2011-2012

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Thursday, 06 October 2011

Total Cost = Tuition + Room and Board + Required Fees

College Total Cost
1. Sarah Lawrence College $59,170
2. New York University $56,787
3. Columbia University $56,310
4. Harvey Mudd College $55,998
5. Eugene Lang College (The New School) $55,890
6. Claremont McKenna College $55,865
7. Wesleyan University $55,706
8. Bard College $55,617
9. Barnard College $55,566
10. Trinity College (CT) $55,450
11. University of Chicago $55,416
12. University of Southern California $55,384
13. Dartmouth College $55,365
14. Drexel University $55,335
15. Bates College $55,300
16. Johns Hopkins University $55,242
17. Vassar College $55,135
18. Bard College at Simon's Rock $55,110
19. Haverford College $55,050
20. Pitzer College $54,988
21. Fordham University - Lincoln Center $54,972
22. Connecticut College $54,970
23. Bennington College $54,960
24. Occidental College $54,950
25. Carnegie Mellon University $54,922
26. Bowdoin College $54,900
26. Scripps College $54,900
28. Fordham University - Rose Hill $54,893
29. Vanderbilt University $54,892
30. Northwestern University $54,763
31. Oberlin College $54,760
32. Cornell University $54,695
33. Stevens Institute of Technology $54,682
34. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $54,679
35. Washington University in St. Louis $54,666
36. Williams College $54,560
37. Boston College $54,528
38. Tufts University $54,474
39. The George Washington University $54,473
40. Georgetown University $54,443
41. Tulane University $54,284
42. Union College (NY) $54,273
43. Bucknell University $54,240
44. Carleton College $54,180
45. Boston University $54,130
46. Amherst College $54,098
47. Hobart and William Smith College $54,072
48. Franklin & Marshall College $54,060
49. St. John's College $53,990
50. Penn $53,976
51. University of Rochester $53,922
52. Brandeis University $53,916
53. Dickinson College $53,860
54. Reed College $53,850
55. Colby College $53,800
56. Duke University $53,760
57. St. Lawrence University $53,740
58. Babson College $53,730
59. Bryn Mawr College $53,714
60. Skidmore College $53,684
61. Mount Holyoke College $53,596
62. Colgate University $53,570
63. Hamilton College $53,470
64. Smith College $53,460
65. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering $53,450
66. Middlebury College $53,420
67. Wellesley College $53,250
67. Swarthmore College $53,250
69. Brown University $53,136
70. Providence College $53,115
71. Pomona College $53,110
72. Hampshire College $53,080
73. Lafayette College $53,020
74. Wake Forest University $52,986
75. Stanford University $52,860
76. University of Notre Dame $52,805
77. Emory University $52,792
78. Gettysburg College $52,790
78. Fairfield University $52,790
80. College of the Holy Cross $52,758
81. Yale University $52,700
82. Harvard College $52,652
83. Kenyon College $52,650
84. Southern Methodist University $52,646
85. Washington and Lee University $52,614
86. Pepperdine University $52,596
87. Wheaton College (MA) $52,564
88. Chapman University $52,521
89. MIT $52,507
90. University of Richmond $52,420
91. Loyola University Maryland $52,320
92. Drew University $52,160
93. Villanova University $52,070
94. Worcester Polytechnic Institute $51,964
95. Ursinus College $51,950
96. Lehigh University $51,800
97. American University $51,719
98. Macalester College $51,417
99. Dominican University of California $51,250
100. University of Miami $51,182

Back to the original article: Most Expensive Colleges for 2011-2012

Notes:
Total Cost = Tuition + Room and Board + Required Fees

The fees included in the total cost only include fees that are required for all undergraduates. These fees typically include items like the Student Activity Fee, a Facilities Fee, and a Technology fee. You won't see any fees by major, orientation fees for incoming students, or medical insurance fees included in these costs. Many other 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 have their yearly budget for students listed slightly higher than what you see here. This is because some colleges also add in estimated costs of books, personal expenses, and transportation costs.

Tuition numbers were taken directly from each college's website during the last week of September of 2011.

This list only takes into account colleges that offer bachelor's (BA) degrees, so you will not see schools like Landmark College (costs over $55K) who only offer students an Associate of Arts (AA) degree.

 
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