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The 100 Most Expensive Colleges in America

Wondering which schools are the most expensive colleges in America?

Our list of the 100 Most Expensive Colleges in America is broken down by net price, aka what the average student will pay for everything—tuition, room & board, and fees— after accounting for scholarships and grants.

School Name Net Price Niche Overall Grade Location Total Students Acceptance Rate
Net Price $49,996
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 1,453
Acceptance Rate 100.0%
Net Price $45,587
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Chicago, IL
Total Students 2,602
Acceptance Rate 69.1%
Net Price $45,180
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Sarasota, FL
Total Students 1,170
Acceptance Rate 85.2%
Net Price $43,457
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Santa Clarita, CA
Total Students 961
Acceptance Rate 24.4%
Net Price $43,111
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Pasadena, CA
Total Students 1,578
Acceptance Rate 80.9%
Net Price $42,649
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 502
Acceptance Rate 39.0%
School Name The New School
Net Price $42,505
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 6,023
Acceptance Rate 65.9%
School Name School of Visual Arts
Net Price $42,207
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 3,435
Acceptance Rate 76.8%
Net Price $41,619
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 4,187
Acceptance Rate 40.4%
Net Price $40,757
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 5,925
Acceptance Rate 52.7%
Net Price $40,665
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Anaheim, CA
Total Students 1,330
Acceptance Rate 16.7%
School Name Pratt Institute
Net Price $40,125
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 3,168
Acceptance Rate 53.0%
Net Price $39,299
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Baltimore, MD
Total Students 1,818
Acceptance Rate 54.2%
School Name Oberlin College
Net Price $38,887
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Oberlin, OH
Total Students 2,920
Acceptance Rate 32.7%
Net Price $38,590
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Tacoma, WA
Total Students 2,525
Acceptance Rate 79.3%
Net Price $38,429
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Terre Haute, IN
Total Students 2,258
Acceptance Rate 58.8%
Net Price $37,946
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Savannah, GA
Total Students 7,570
Acceptance Rate 66.6%
Net Price $37,345
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Worcester, MA
Total Students 4,096
Acceptance Rate 43.8%
School Name Fairfield University
Net Price $37,255
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Fairfield Town, CT
Total Students 3,688
Acceptance Rate 71.5%
School Name Drexel University
Net Price $37,244
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 14,365
Acceptance Rate 76.0%
Net Price $37,204
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Fairfield Town, CT
Total Students 4,232
Acceptance Rate 57.2%
Net Price $36,887
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 1,080
Acceptance Rate 66.5%
Net Price $36,778
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 2,773
Acceptance Rate 51.8%
Net Price $36,645
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Santa Clara, CA
Total Students 5,389
Acceptance Rate 49.3%
Net Price $36,374
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Troy, NY
Total Students 5,598
Acceptance Rate 37.5%
School Name Hampshire College
Net Price $36,197
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Amherst Town, MA
Total Students 1,376
Acceptance Rate 66.6%
Net Price $36,163
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Washington, D.C., DC
Total Students 3,355
Acceptance Rate 73.9%
Net Price $36,113
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Ontario, CA
Total Students 1,005
Acceptance Rate 27.8%
School Name High Point University
Net Price $36,105
Niche Overall Grade B
Location High Point, NC
Total Students 4,165
Acceptance Rate 80.2%
Net Price $36,025
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Bristol Town, RI
Total Students 4,030
Acceptance Rate 77.9%
Net Price $35,888
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Bronxville, NY
Total Students 1,415
Acceptance Rate 53.1%
Net Price $35,882
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Geneva, NY
Total Students 2,362
Acceptance Rate 47.5%
School Name Quinnipiac University
Net Price $35,630
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Hamden Town, CT
Total Students 6,335
Acceptance Rate 65.9%
School Name Muhlenberg College
Net Price $35,610
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Allentown, PA
Total Students 2,299
Acceptance Rate 52.8%
School Name Fordham University
Net Price $35,605
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location The Bronx, NY
Total Students 8,058
Acceptance Rate 48.1%
School Name New York University
Net Price $35,543
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 23,715
Acceptance Rate 35.5%
Net Price $35,456
Niche Overall Grade B
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 1,735
Acceptance Rate 23.1%
School Name Chapman University
Net Price $35,258
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Orange, CA
Total Students 6,004
Acceptance Rate 47.0%
School Name Lynn University
Net Price $35,147
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Boca Raton, FL
Total Students 1,815
Acceptance Rate 74.9%
Net Price $35,070
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 1,640
Acceptance Rate 73.5%
Net Price $35,058
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Providence, RI
Total Students 2,014
Acceptance Rate 32.6%
School Name Scripps College
Net Price $35,037
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Claremont, CA
Total Students 963
Acceptance Rate 28.4%
School Name Bryant University
Net Price $35,006
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Smithfield Town, RI
Total Students 3,232
Acceptance Rate 75.1%
School Name Baylor University
Net Price $34,900
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Waco, TX
Total Students 13,613
Acceptance Rate 55.4%
Net Price $34,724
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 1,711
Acceptance Rate 69.5%
School Name Musicians Institute
Net Price $34,607
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 959
Acceptance Rate 94.5%
School Name Emerson College
Net Price $34,427
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 3,707
Acceptance Rate 49.2%
Net Price $34,419
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Detroit, MI
Total Students 1,120
Acceptance Rate 45.6%
Net Price $34,384
Niche Overall Grade B
Location San Rafael, CA
Total Students 1,213
Acceptance Rate 80.9%
School Name Seattle University
Net Price $34,360
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 4,224
Acceptance Rate 73.3%
School Name University of Chicago
Net Price $34,352
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Chicago, IL
Total Students 5,674
Acceptance Rate 8.8%
Net Price $34,346
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 4,671
Acceptance Rate 84.6%
School Name Marist College
Net Price $34,255
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Total Students 4,876
Acceptance Rate 38.5%
Net Price $34,189
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Dallas, TX
Total Students 6,193
Acceptance Rate 52.4%
Net Price $34,145
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Norton Town, MA
Total Students 1,577
Acceptance Rate 69.6%
Net Price $34,143
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Total Students 4,647
Acceptance Rate 73.1%
School Name LIM College
Net Price $34,018
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location New York City, NY
Total Students 1,424
Acceptance Rate 74.2%
School Name Everglades University
Net Price $33,930
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Boca Raton, FL
Total Students 1,313
Acceptance Rate 85.9%
School Name Lewis & Clark College
Net Price $33,905
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Portland, OR
Total Students 2,156
Acceptance Rate 66.6%
School Name Ithaca College
Net Price $33,866
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Ithaca, NY
Total Students 6,012
Acceptance Rate 59.1%
Net Price $33,826
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Schenectady, NY
Total Students 2,228
Acceptance Rate 41.1%
School Name Providence College
Net Price $33,825
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Providence, RI
Total Students 3,717
Acceptance Rate 63.1%
Net Price $33,812
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location St. Louis, MO
Total Students 7,136
Acceptance Rate 61.1%
School Name Whitman College
Net Price $33,788
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Walla Walla, WA
Total Students 1,467
Acceptance Rate 41.0%
School Name American University
Net Price $33,778
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Washington, D.C., DC
Total Students 7,386
Acceptance Rate 45.8%
Net Price $33,763
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location San Francisco, CA
Total Students 1,480
Acceptance Rate 63.7%
Net Price $33,670
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Total Students 5,699
Acceptance Rate 24.6%
School Name University of Denver
Net Price $33,625
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Denver, CO
Total Students 5,304
Acceptance Rate 76.5%
Net Price $33,530
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 1,317
Acceptance Rate 53.6%
School Name Dickinson College
Net Price $33,457
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Carlisle, PA
Total Students 2,332
Acceptance Rate 48.1%
Net Price $33,374
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location St. Louis, MO
Total Students 6,686
Acceptance Rate 17.1%
Net Price $33,353
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Scranton, PA
Total Students 3,844
Acceptance Rate 77.3%
Net Price $33,346
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Baltimore, MD
Total Students 4,035
Acceptance Rate 59.6%
School Name Gettysburg College
Net Price $33,343
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Gettysburg, PA
Total Students 2,431
Acceptance Rate 45.4%
School Name University of Miami
Net Price $33,284
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Coral Gables, FL
Total Students 10,535
Acceptance Rate 38.2%
School Name Champlain College
Net Price $33,173
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Burlington, VT
Total Students 2,309
Acceptance Rate 64.2%
Net Price $33,141
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Stockton, CA
Total Students 3,713
Acceptance Rate 54.9%
School Name Harvey Mudd College
Net Price $33,137
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Claremont, CA
Total Students 802
Acceptance Rate 14.2%
Net Price $33,128
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Moraga, CA
Total Students 2,704
Acceptance Rate 76.0%
School Name Bucknell University
Net Price $33,127
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Lewisburg, PA
Total Students 3,538
Acceptance Rate 30.7%
Net Price $33,081
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 752
Acceptance Rate 85.5%
Net Price $32,996
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Rochester, NY
Total Students 5,942
Acceptance Rate 36.4%
School Name University of Dayton
Net Price $32,965
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Dayton, OH
Total Students 7,898
Acceptance Rate 59.0%
School Name Endicott College
Net Price $32,930
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Beverly, MA
Total Students 2,544
Acceptance Rate 73.2%
School Name Kendall College
Net Price $32,914
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Chicago, IL
Total Students 904
Acceptance Rate 83.5%
School Name Marquette University
Net Price $32,900
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Milwaukee, WI
Total Students 8,078
Acceptance Rate 66.7%
Net Price $32,867
Niche Overall Grade A
Location San Francisco, CA
Total Students 6,529
Acceptance Rate 60.1%
Net Price $32,826
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Washington, D.C., DC
Total Students 9,830
Acceptance Rate 43.8%
School Name Tulane University
Net Price $32,797
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location New Orleans, LA
Total Students 6,214
Acceptance Rate 28.0%
School Name Hondros College
Net Price $32,767
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Westerville, OH
Total Students 1,361
Acceptance Rate 89.3%
School Name Occidental College
Net Price $32,746
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 2,024
Acceptance Rate 42.0%
School Name Butler University
Net Price $32,742
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Indianapolis, IN
Total Students 3,980
Acceptance Rate 68.5%
School Name Villanova University
Net Price $32,704
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Radnor Township, PA
Total Students 6,554
Acceptance Rate 49.3%
School Name Westmont College
Net Price $32,645
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Total Students 1,295
Acceptance Rate 79.4%
School Name Rollins College
Net Price $32,621
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Winter Park, FL
Total Students 2,452
Acceptance Rate 57.3%
Net Price $32,561
Niche Overall Grade C
Location New Rochelle, NY
Total Students 2,666
Acceptance Rate 38.5%
School Name Boston University
Net Price $32,539
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 16,619
Acceptance Rate 34.5%
School Name Lesley University
Net Price $32,501
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Cambridge, MA
Total Students 1,383
Acceptance Rate 71.5%
Net Price $32,482
Niche Overall Grade A
Location San Diego, CA
Total Students 5,541
Acceptance Rate 46.2%
Net Price $32,454
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Cleveland, OH
Total Students 551
Acceptance Rate 67.0%
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The 100 Most Expensive Colleges in America