Top 100 Colleges Ranked by Highest Total Cost

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Yet again, the cost of attending college is on the rise. In a recent report released by College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees alone at a private 4-year university has just topped $25,143 a year. When you add in living expenses the figure climes to $33,143 a year.

For the first time ever, the total college costs for many colleges is now over $50,000 a year. The following are the top 100 most expensive colleges ranked by total cost for the 2010-’11 school year. The total cost figure is calculated by adding tuition, fees, room, and board.

*Ranked by tuition for the 2010-2011 school year

RankTotal Cost of attendance
20102009School Name20102009
1 Landmark College$55,400$53,775 (3.0%)
2 4Sarah Lawrence College$54,854$52,210 (5.1%)
3 5Georgetown University$54,200$51,466 (5.3%)
4 4097Middlebury College$53,500N/C
5 8University of Chicago$53,310$49,976 (6.7%)
6 3The Art Institute of New York City$53,092N/C
7 2George Washington University$52,692$53,110 (0.8%)
8 10Washington University in St Louis$52,464$49,796 (5.4%)
9 Vanderbilt University$52,303$49,834 (5.0%)
10 11Northwestern University$52,120$49,779 (4.7%)
11 12Drew University$52,106$49,674 (4.9%)
12 22New York University$52,082$49,190 (5.9%)
13 43Boston College$52,060$48,384 (7.6%)
14 23Barnard College$51,976$49,174 (5.7%)
15 19Carnegie Mellon University$51,960$49,315 (5.4%)
16 24Bennington College$51,950$49,155 (5.7%)
17 18Wesleyan University$51,935$49,346 (5.2%)
18 29Sanford-Brown College$51,882$48,904 (6.1%)
19 13University of Southern California$51,881$49,489 (4.8%)
20 21Stanford University$51,760$49,227 (5.1%)
21 7Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art$51,755$50,225 (3.0%)
22 28Haverford College$51,637$48,932 (5.5%)
23 33The Boston Conservatory$51,600$48,879 (5.6%)
24 45Mount Holyoke College$51,516$48,360 (6.5%)
25 26Skidmore College$51,501$49,000 (5.1%)
26 27Johns Hopkins University$51,478$48,992 (5.1%)
27 56Fordham University$51,407$48,110 (6.9%)
28 20Columbia University in the City of New York$51,406$49,260 (4.4%)
29 31Tufts University$51,400$48,900 (5.1%)
30 6Yale University$51,400$50,350 (2.1%)
31 36Vassar College$51,370$48,565 (5.8%)
32 42The New School$51,347$48,406 (6.1%)
33 25University of Pennsylvania$51,299$49,080 (4.5%)
34 41Scripps College$51,250$48,450 (5.8%)
35 32Bard College$51,240$48,880 (4.8%)
36 37Rhode Island School of Design$51,200$48,550 (5.5%)
37 34Colgate University$51,090$48,710 (4.9%)
38 39Claremont McKenna College$50,990$48,520 (5.1%)
39 60Duke University$50,925$47,975 (6.1%)
40 47Hobart William Smith Colleges$50,886$48,328 (5.3%)
41 40Babson College$50,866$48,450 (5.0%)
42 44Pitzer College$50,800$48,374 (5.0%)
43 16Bard College at Simon’s Rock$50,775$49,385 (2.8%)
44 67University of San Diego$50,670$47,838 (5.9%)
45 58Oberlin College$50,658$48,070 (5.4%)
46 48Trinity College$50,645$48,315 (4.8%)
47 59Smith College$50,588$47,976 (5.4%)
48 49Bowdoin College$50,570$48,260 (4.8%)
49 35Brown University$50,560$48,660 (3.9%)
50 55Santa Clara University$50,556$48,144 (5.0%)
51 54University of Rochester$50,550$48,150 (5.0%)
52 50Dartmouth College$50,547$48,236 (4.8%)
53 57Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$50,535$48,100 (5.1%)
54 89St John’s College$50,513$47,110 (7.2%)
55 76Occidental College$50,409$47,551 (6.0%)
56 51Swarthmore College$50,381$48,215 (4.5%)
57 83Dickinson College$50,334$47,264 (6.5%)
58 62Bucknell University$50,250$47,936 (4.8%)
59 46Amherst College$50,230$48,352 (3.9%)
60 82Brandeis University$50,148$47,310 (6.0%)
61 84Franklin and Marshall College$50,100$47,254 (6.0%)
62 52Massachusetts Institute of Technology$50,100$48,200 (3.9%)
63 69Harvey Mudd College$50,073$47,806 (4.7%)
64 73Bryn Mawr College$50,060$47,674 (5.0%)
65 90Tulane University of Louisiana$50,030$47,100 (6.2%)
66 64Wellesley College$50,026$47,870 (4.5%)
67 68Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering$50,025$47,825 (4.6%)
68 94Carleton College$50,000$46,895 (6.6%)
69 71Reed College$49,960$47,730 (4.7%)
70 61Princeton University$49,830$47,975 (3.9%)
71 100Wake Forest University$49,820$46,680 (6.7%)
72 101St John’s College$49,818$46,660 (6.8%)
73 72Manhattan School of Music$49,805$47,725 (4.4%)
74 14Mills College$49,760$49,460 (0.6%)
75 15Pepperdine University$49,750$49,430 (0.6%)
76 75Pomona College$49,745$47,580 (4.6%)
77 85Hampshire College$49,729$47,190 (5.4%)
78 74Fairfield University$49,725$47,635 (4.4%)
79 93Emory University$49,708$46,956 (5.9%)
80 77Stevens Institute of Technology$49,660$47,500 (4.5%)
81 17The Art Institute of Charleston$49,599$49,380 (0.4%)
82 92Rollins College$49,587$46,971 (5.6%)
83 157The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire$49,565$42,766 (15.9%)
84 134Lehigh University$49,540$43,960 (12.7%)
85 80School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston$49,530$47,390 (4.5%)
86 88Williams College$49,530$47,140 (5.1%)
87 116Dominican University of California$49,486$45,590 (8.5%)
88 79Worcester Polytechnic Institute$49,470$47,440 (4.3%)
89 87School of the Art Institute of Chicago$49,430$47,150 (4.8%)
90 104Saint Marys College of California$49,340$46,310 (6.5%)
91 Washington and Lee University$49,268$47,096 (4.6%)
92 99Kenyon College$49,260$46,690 (5.5%)
93 108Lafayette College$49,188$46,038 (6.8%)
94 96California Institute of the Arts$49,182$46,838 (5.0%)
95 98College of the Holy Cross$49,102$46,702 (5.1%)
96 95University of Richmond$49,090$46,850 (4.8%)
97 University of Notre Dame$49,030$46,727 (4.9%)
98 106University of San Francisco$49,030$46,120 (6.3%)
99 70Chapman University$49,015$47,780 (2.6%)
100 107St Lawrence University$49,010$46,110 (6.3%)
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