Most Expensive Colleges

By on September 22, 2010 in ArticlesEntertainment

What are the most expensive colleges for 2009-2010? CampusGrotto's October 2009 report lists the most expensive colleges in the United States. Sarah Lawrence College is the most expensive college to attend in terms of overall cost for the second year in a row at $54,410 a year. NYU is next, edging out George Washington University for second place on the most expensive college list. When it comes to strictly tuition costs, Middlebury College is first on the tuition list at $43,690, Connecticut College is second at $42,335 a year tuition, while Sarah Lawrence College is third on the tuition list at $41,040 a year.

Sarah Lawrence is the United States most expensive college

Sarah Lawrence is the United States most expensive college

CampusGrotto evaluated the total cost of attending the college by adding college tuition and room and board. The report includes the highest overall cost for the college as well as highest tuition costs per year.

The majority of colleges on the most expensive college list are private liberal arts schools located in the Northeast. A number of colleges on this list have approached the $50,000 per year mark, even with the smallest tuition increase in thirty seven years.

Fortunately for students interested in attending these colleges, there are excellent financial aid packages designed to help students pay the high cost of tuition. Scholarships are also available in order to cut costs of tuition in a number of the colleges on the list. MIT is a prime example, offering free tuition to families earning less than $75,000 a year.

The prices for a 4-year undergraduate college for one year of education is as follows:

Highest Total Cost 2009-2010

College Total Cost

1. Sarah Lawrence College $54,410

2. New York University $51,991

3. The George Washington University $51,730

4. Bates College $51,300

5. Skidmore College $51,196

6. Johns Hopkins University $51,190

7. Georgetown University $51,122

8. Connecticut College $51,115

9. Harvey Mudd College $51,037

10. Vassar College $50,875

11. Wesleyan University $50,862

12. Claremont McKenna College $50,800

13. Colgate University $50,660

14. Carnegie Mellon University $50,640

15. Haverford College $50,625

16. Bowdoin College $50,485

17. Middlebury College $50,400

18. Mount Holyoke College $50,390

19. Bard College $50,380

20. Boston College $50,370

21. Franklin & Marshall College $50,360

22. Bard College at Simon's Rock $50,340

23. Scripps College $50,336

24. Babson College $50,324

25. Colby College $50,320

Highest Tuition 2009-2010

College Tuition

1. Middlebury College $43,690

2. Connecticut College $42,335

3. Sarah Lawrence College $41,040

4. The George Washington University $41,610

5. Vassar College $41,335

6. Colgate University $40,690

7. Bucknell University $40,594

8. Skidmore College $40,420

9. Carnegie Mellon University $40,300

10. Union College (NY) $40,068

11. University of Richmond $40,010

12. St. John's College $39,992

13. Franklin & Marshall College $39,930

14. Wesleyan University $39,822

15. Kenyon College $39,810

16. Dickinson College $39,780

17. Oberlin College $39,686

18. Bowdoin College $39,605

19. Bates College $39,575

20. Wheaton College (MA) $39,565

21. Carleton College $39,546

22. St. Lawrence University $39,520

23. Reed College $39,440

24. Tufts University $39,432

25. Bard College at Simon's Rock $39,380

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