We told you about the most expensive cities in the USA to go to college, now we will tell you about the most expensive colleges and universities in the USA. According to the highest tuition, fees, and room and board costs, the list has been compiled by Forbes and ranks schools, using data collected by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Campus Grotto. The list does not take financial aid or scholarships into account and doesn’t consider factors like student/faculty ratio and other factors contributing to high costs. Topping the list is Sarah Lawrence College, located in Bronxville, New York. The annual costs for first-year students attending this college are said to be a staggering $57,765.
Following Sarah Lawrence College and taking the second spot on this list is New York’s Columbia University. Students hoping to study at this university must have a big bank account to afford the university’s $54,385 annual costs.
The third spot is taken by Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.), with an annual cost set at an astounding $54,275.
At number four on this list is Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Conn. Annual costs for first-year students attending this college are said to be $53,976.
Rounding up the top five is Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.). The annual costs per year at this college are said to be $53,660. If you include personal expenses and the cost of books and lab fees, this sum will increase by a great deal.
The remaining five colleges and universities on this list are as follows:
6. the University of Chicago. Annual Cost: $53,604
7. Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, Calif.). Annual Cost: $53,588
8. Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.). Annual cost: $53,380
9. Georgetown University (Washington DC). Annual cost: $53,340
10. Bates College (Lewiston, Maine). Annual cost: $53,300.