50 MOST EXPENSIVE COLLEGES IN THE U.S.

Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S.
 

In 2021, Tuition fees at over 50 Colleges/Universities in the U.S. now costs over $70,000 for out-of-state students who room and board at these Colleges/Universities. 

At $81,531, the University of Chicago in Chicago Illinois tops the chart of being the most expensive college in the nation followed closely by Evanston, IL Northwestern University   College which charges $81,110 for tuition and room and board for out-of-state students. 
 

Tuition prices have risen even faster than recent and significant increases in federal grants and education tax breaks, according to the latest calculations. That means the net out-of-pocket costs of a year at college rose hundreds of dollars over the past year, while families still struggled through the pandemic era.
 

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America's 50 Most Expensive Colleges

LIST INCLUDES TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD PLUS REQUIRED FEES FOR OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS.
 

All total costs are for the 2020-2021 school year and were taken from College Navigator (part of the National Center for Education Statistics).

​1. University of Chicago - Chicago, IL - $81,531
2. Northwestern University - Evanston, IL - $81,283
3. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA - $81,110
4. Brown University - Providence, RI - $80,448
5. Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH - $80,184
6. University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - $80,151
7. Amherst College - Amherst, MA - $79,600
8. Washington University in St. Louis - Saint Louis, MO - $79,586
9. Harvey Mudd College - Claremont, CA - $79,539
10. Yale University - New Haven, CT - $79,370

11. Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH - $79,296
12. Fordham University - Bronx, NY - $79,216
13. Landmark College - Putney, VT - $79,200
14. Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX - $79,050
15. Tufts University - Medford, MA - $79,000
16. Cornell University - Ithaca, NY - $78,992
17. Haverford College - Haverford, PA - $78,890
18. Bennington College - Bennington, VT - $78,764
19. Georgetown University - Washington, DC - $78,754
20. Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT - $78,735

21. Tulane University - New Orleans, LA - $78,680
22. Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA - $78,572
23. Scripps College - Claremont, CA - $78,274
24. Chapman University - Orange, CA - $78,272
25. Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA -  $78,270
26. Stanford University - Stanford, CA - $78,218
27. Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY - $78,170
28. Reed College - Portland, OR - $78,100
29. Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO - $78,080
30. University of Rochester - Rochester, NY - $77,995


31. Franklin & Marshall College - Lancaster, PA -  $77,982
32. Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA - $77,912
33. Barnard College - New York, NY - $77,855
34. California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA - $77,718
35. Boston University - Boston, MA - $77,662
36. New York University - New York, NY - $77,632
37. Columbia University - New York, NY - $77,603
38. Colgate University - Hamilton, NY - $77,580
39. Connecticut College - New London, CT - $77,315
40. Duke University - Durham, NC - $77,069


41. Trinity College - Hartford, CT - $76,850
42. Pitzer College - Claremont, CA - $76,808
43. Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY- $76,774
44. Claremont McKenna College - Claremont, CA - $76,475
45. Brandeis University - Waltham, MA - $76,195
46. Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA - $75,922
47. Occidental College -  Los Angeles, CA - $75,916
48. Smith College - Northampton, MA - $75,842
49. Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY - $74,740
50. Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA - $72,984