America's Most Expensive Colleges

Students attending one of these schools on the list can expect to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars for a four-year degree when tuition increases are taken into account!

Elizabeth Hoyt

December 16, 2014

America's Most Expensive Colleges America's Most Expensive Colleges

It’s no secret that college is expensive, but would you go to a college that’s even more expensive than most? On top of the stress of getting into the school of your dreams is paying to go there – and these schools don’t make it easy.

Sure, it’s possible with scholarships and financial aid, but you’d probably want those with the cost of any college tuition these days.

Campus Grotto ranked the 100 most expensive colleges by total cost (tuition, room and board, and required fees) and it’s no surprise that they’re all private universities.

Tuition at the schools making the list starts at a whopping $56,000 and rises all the way to $65,000 per year. That’s compared to an average private university cost of around $42,419 per year or an average in-state public university cost of around $18,943 per year.

In calculating these numbers, Campus Grotto report that students attending one of these schools on the list can expect to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars for a four-year degree when tuition increases are taken into account – yikes! And that’s assuming students are able to complete their degree in four years (many students aren’t able to accomplish that feat).

Here’s the top ten portion of the list of America’s Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges for 2014-2015, as ranked by Campus Grotto.

Without further ado, let’s count down:

10. Scripps College
Total Tuition Cost: $61,940

9. Dartmouth College
Total Tuition Cost: $61,947

8. Bard College
Total Tuition Cost: $62,012

7. Fordham University – Lincoln Center
Total Tuition Cost: $62,192

6. Claremont McKenna College
Total Tuition Cost: $62,215

5. University of Chicago
Total Tuition Cost: $62,458

4. Columbia University
Total Tuition Cost: $63,440

3. New York University
Total Tuition Cost: $63,472

2. Harvey Mudd College
Total Tuition Cost: $64,427

1. Sarah Lawrence College
Total Tuition Cost: $65,480



Were you surprised to see any of the schools on the top ten list?

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