Expensive Colleges – 20 Most Expensive Schools for 2013-2014

Expensive Colleges – 20 Most Expensive for Incoming Freshmen (2013-2014)

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it never does! One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless you attend a local community college, you can expect to have a HUGE amount of college debt after graduation.

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Furthermore, one would think that students who choose to attend a more expensive prestigious college would have no problem obtaining a decent job to pay the bills (and student loans). But today’s economy has put a damper on companies that normally hire college graduates from these elite schools.

Below is a list of the 20 most expensive colleges in the country, based on their tuition and room & board costs. Can you believe that the top 15 are now over $60,000 per year – per student! Whether your student plans to attend a private college, or a lower-cost state university, the fact remains the same: college is expensive!

 

Institution                                              2013-2014 Costs

1. University of Chicago

$65,173 

2. New York University

$64,074 

3. Harvey Mudd College

$63,860 

4. Johns Hopkins University

$63,652 

5. Dartmouth College

$63,239 

6. Northwestern University

$63,228 

7. Bard College

$62,808 

8. Fordham University 

$62,660 

9. University of Southern California

$62,245 

10. Carnegie Mellon University

$62,032 

11. Bard College at Simon’s Rock

$62,003 

12. Rensselear Polytechnic Inst

$61,820 

13. Sarah Lawrence College

$61,656 

14. Oberlin College

$61,382 

15. Wesleyan University

$60,867 

16. Trinity College (CT)

$59,860 

17. Occidental College

$59,592 

18. Scripps College

$59,570 

19. Haverford College

$59,446 

20. Pitzer College

$59,416

 

 

 

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