Most Expensive U.S. Colleges and Universities

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

These are the colleges and universities in the United States that cost the most to attend. The table includes data on the annual cost of attending these institutions based on tuition plus room and board.

Institution name; city, state Cost1
Sarah Lawrence College; Bronxville, N.Y. $56,420
New York University; New York, N.Y. 53,589
Wesleyan University; Middletown, Conn. 53,406
Harvey Mudd College; Claremont, Calif. 53,331
Bates College; Lewiston, Maine 53,300
Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, Md. 53,190
Connecticut College; New London, Conn. 53,110
Claremont McKenna College; Claremont, Calif. 52,995
George Washington University; Washington, D.C. 52,980
Scripps College; Claremont, Calif. 52,650
Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 42,384
Haverford College; Haverford, Penn. 52,606
Georgetown University; Washington, D.C. 52,526
Bowdoin College; Brunswick, Maine 52,465
Eugene Lang College; New York, N.Y. 52,440
Duke University; Durham, N.C. 52,405
University of Chicago; Chicago, Ill. 52,341
Union College; Schenectady, N.Y. 52,329
Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, Penn. 52,250
Oberlin College; Oberlin, Ohio 52,244
Fordham University (Lincoln Center); New York, N.Y. 52,159
Middlebury College; Middlebury, Vt. 52,120
Cornell University; Ithaca, N.Y. 52,100
NOTES: Includes accredited four-year universities offering at least a bachelor's degree and having at least 800 students.
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