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The 100 Most Expensive Colleges in America

We all know college is expensive, but these schools really take the cake.

Wondering which colleges are the most expensive colleges in America?

Our list of the 100 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S. is broken down by net price, which means it’s what the average student will pay for everything — tuition, room & board, and fees — after accounting for scholarships and grants.

rank name Price Niche Grade Location Total Students Acceptance Rate
rank 1
Price $53,557
Niche Grade A
Location New York, NY
Total Students 147
Acceptance Rate 47%
rank 2
Price $52,656
Niche Grade B
Location Valencia, CA
Total Students 997
Acceptance Rate 23%
rank 3
Price $50,594
Niche Grade B-
Location Sarasota, FL
Total Students 1519
Acceptance Rate 67%
rank 4
Price $48,447
Niche Grade A-
Location New York, NY
Total Students 6624
Acceptance Rate 57%
rank 5
Price $47,947
Niche Grade C
Location San Francisco, CA
Total Students 267
Acceptance Rate 95%
rank 6
Price $47,881
Niche Grade B+
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 438
Acceptance Rate 36%
rank 7
Price $47,785
Niche Grade B
Location Chicago, IL
Total Students 2746
Acceptance Rate 59%
rank 8
Price $46,054
Niche Grade B+
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 3779
Acceptance Rate 36%
rank 9
Price $44,920
Niche Grade B
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 3536
Acceptance Rate 51%
rank 10
Price $44,855
Niche Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 1068
Acceptance Rate 94%
rank 11
Price $44,063
Niche Grade A+
Location Terre Haute, IN
Total Students 2063
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 12
Price $43,815
Niche Grade A+
Location Worcester, MA
Total Students 4527
Acceptance Rate 42%
rank 13
Price $43,799
Niche Grade B
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 4962
Acceptance Rate 48%
rank 14
Price $43,779
Niche Grade A
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 6466
Acceptance Rate 47%
rank 15
Price $43,416
Niche Grade B
Location Pasadena, CA
Total Students 1731
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 16
Price $43,407
Niche Grade A
Location Oberlin, OH
Total Students 2758
Acceptance Rate 36%
rank 17
Price $43,399
Niche Grade B
Location New York, NY
Total Students 1676
Acceptance Rate 24%
rank 18
Price $43,393
Niche Grade B
Location New York, NY
Total Students 507
Acceptance Rate 38%
rank 19
Price $43,331
Niche Grade B-
Location Savannah, GA
Total Students 9752
Acceptance Rate 70%
rank 20
Price $43,305
Niche Grade A+
Location Coral Gables, FL
Total Students 10484
Acceptance Rate 32%
rank 21
Price $42,314
Niche Grade B-
Location Baltimore, MD
Total Students 1689
Acceptance Rate 64%
rank 22
Price $41,545
Niche Grade A+
Location Santa Clara, CA
Total Students 5440
Acceptance Rate 50%
rank 23
Price $41,463
Niche Grade A
Location Orange, CA
Total Students 6785
Acceptance Rate 54%
rank 24
Price $41,403
Niche Grade B-
Location Fairfield, CT
Total Students 5130
Acceptance Rate 60%
rank 25
Price $40,985
Niche Grade B-
Location Great Barrington, MA
Total Students 385
Acceptance Rate 81%
rank 26
Price $40,941
Niche Grade A
Location Malibu, CA
Total Students 3336
Acceptance Rate 36%
rank 27
Price $40,665
Niche Grade B-
Location San Francisco, CA
Total Students 1406
Acceptance Rate 88%
rank 28
Price $40,208
Niche Grade B
Location Hamden, CT
Total Students 7051
Acceptance Rate 72%
rank 29
Price $40,022
Niche Grade B+
Location Bronxville, NY
Total Students 1396
Acceptance Rate 56%
rank 30
Price $39,990
Niche Grade A-
Location Tacoma, WA
Total Students 2348
Acceptance Rate 88%
rank 31
Price $39,935
Niche Grade A+
Location New York, NY
Total Students 25725
Acceptance Rate 20%
rank 32
Price $39,862
Niche Grade A
Location Hoboken, NJ
Total Students 3420
Acceptance Rate 41%
rank 33
Price $39,822
Niche Grade A-
Location Atlanta, GA
Total Students 2123
Acceptance Rate 39%
rank 34
Price $39,799
Niche Grade B+
Location San Francisco, CA
Total Students 221
Acceptance Rate 45%
rank 35
Price $39,791
Niche Grade A-
Location Fairfield, CT
Total Students 3989
Acceptance Rate 60%
rank 36
Price $39,735
Niche Grade A
Location Waltham, MA
Total Students 3619
Acceptance Rate 31%
rank 37
Price $39,665
Niche Grade B
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 3727
Acceptance Rate 93%
rank 38
Price $39,600
Niche Grade A
Location Washington, DC
Total Students 11334
Acceptance Rate 42%
rank 39
Price $39,538
Niche Grade A
Location Schenectady, NY
Total Students 2195
Acceptance Rate 39%
rank 40
Price $39,401
Niche Grade B-
Location Boca Raton, FL
Total Students 2049
Acceptance Rate 70%
rank 41
Price $39,387
Niche Grade B-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 1712
Acceptance Rate 75%
rank 42
Price $39,308
Niche Grade A+
Location Troy, NY
Total Students 6607
Acceptance Rate 43%
rank 43
Price $39,289
Niche Grade A
Location Providence, RI
Total Students 1994
Acceptance Rate 24%
rank 44
Price $39,229
Niche Grade B-
Location High Point, NC
Total Students 4504
Acceptance Rate 77%
rank 45
Price $39,070
Niche Grade A
Location Claremont, CA
Total Students 1046
Acceptance Rate 24%
rank 46
Price $39,067
Niche Grade B
Location Detroit, MI
Total Students 1136
Acceptance Rate 42%
rank 47
Price $39,036
Niche Grade B+
Location Flint, MI
Total Students 1825
Acceptance Rate 70%
rank 48
Price $39,027
Niche Grade A-
Location Baltimore, MD
Total Students 3833
Acceptance Rate 79%
rank 49
Price $39,011
Niche Grade A-
Location Bronx, NY
Total Students 9149
Acceptance Rate 46%
rank 50
Price $39,005
Niche Grade A
Location Syracuse, NY
Total Students 14655
Acceptance Rate 50%
rank 51
Price $38,890
Niche Grade A-
Location New London, CT
Total Students 1798
Acceptance Rate 38%
rank 52
Price $38,878
Niche Grade B-
Location Atlanta, GA
Total Students 2146
Acceptance Rate 58%
rank 53
Price $38,768
Niche Grade A+
Location Claremont, CA
Total Students 887
Acceptance Rate 14%
rank 54
Price $38,702
Niche Grade C+
Location Flushing, NY
Total Students 1294
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 55
Price $38,577
Niche Grade B
Location Burlington, VT
Total Students 2488
Acceptance Rate 75%
rank 56
Price $38,562
Niche Grade A+
Location Dallas, TX
Total Students 6273
Acceptance Rate 51%
rank 57
Price $38,311
Niche Grade A-
Location Geneva, NY
Total Students 2208
Acceptance Rate 57%
rank 58
Price $38,270
Niche Grade A
Location Waltham, MA
Total Students 4185
Acceptance Rate 43%
rank 59
Price $38,109
Niche Grade A
Location Walla Walla, WA
Total Students 1436
Acceptance Rate 50%
rank 60
Price $38,102
Niche Grade B+
Location Smithfield, RI
Total Students 3453
Acceptance Rate 76%
rank 61
Price $37,989
Niche Grade C
Location New York, NY
Total Students 1861
Acceptance Rate 78%
rank 62
Price $37,954
Niche Grade A-
Location Indianapolis, IN
Total Students 4520
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 63
Price $37,842
Niche Grade A-
Location Providence, RI
Total Students 3904
Acceptance Rate 49%
rank 64
Price $37,692
Niche Grade A+
Location New Orleans, LA
Total Students 6898
Acceptance Rate 17%
rank 65
Price $37,421
Niche Grade A-
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Total Students 5139
Acceptance Rate 46%
rank 66
Price $37,344
Niche Grade A
Location Fort Worth, TX
Total Students 9162
Acceptance Rate 41%
rank 67
Price $37,173
Niche Grade A
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 1907
Acceptance Rate 37%
rank 68
Price $37,138
Niche Grade B-
Location Bristol, RI
Total Students 3962
Acceptance Rate 86%
rank 69
Price $36,988
Niche Grade C+
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 197
Acceptance Rate 90%
rank 70
Price $36,958
Niche Grade A+
Location Villanova, PA
Total Students 6565
Acceptance Rate 29%
rank 71
Price $36,727
Niche Grade A-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 13942
Acceptance Rate 77%
rank 72
Price $36,725
Niche Grade A-
Location Scranton, PA
Total Students 3565
Acceptance Rate 73%
rank 73
Price $36,703
Niche Grade B
Location Cleveland, OH
Total Students 231
Acceptance Rate 37%
rank 74
Price $36,694
Niche Grade B
Location Nashville, TN
Total Students 6367
Acceptance Rate 82%
rank 75
Price $36,541
Niche Grade A-
Location Allentown, PA
Total Students 2248
Acceptance Rate 62%
rank 76
Price $36,305
Niche Grade A+
Location Lewisburg, PA
Total Students 3581
Acceptance Rate 33%
rank 77
Price $36,161
Niche Grade A+
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 19194
Acceptance Rate 13%
rank 78
Price $36,133
Niche Grade B-
Location Laguna Beach, CA
Total Students 618
Acceptance Rate 81%
rank 79
Price $36,080
Niche Grade B+
Location Washington, DC
Total Students 3198
Acceptance Rate 84%
rank 80
Price $35,931
Niche Grade A
Location San Diego, CA
Total Students 5678
Acceptance Rate 53%
rank 81
Price $35,801
Niche Grade B
Location San Rafael, CA
Total Students 1135
Acceptance Rate 87%
rank 82
Price $35,694
Niche Grade A
Location Granville, OH
Total Students 2365
Acceptance Rate 34%
rank 83
Price $35,661
Niche Grade B-
Location Boston, MA
Total Students 3940
Acceptance Rate 76%
rank 84
Price $35,612
Niche Grade A-
Location Spokane, WA
Total Students 5237
Acceptance Rate 66%
rank 85
Price $35,577
Niche Grade A-
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 4469
Acceptance Rate 76%
rank 86
Price $35,559
Niche Grade A-
Location Portland, OR
Total Students 2058
Acceptance Rate 74%
rank 87
Price $35,472
Niche Grade B-
Location Beverly, MA
Total Students 2793
Acceptance Rate 80%
rank 88
Price $35,452
Niche Grade A+
Location Rochester, NY
Total Students 6293
Acceptance Rate 29%
rank 89
Price $35,344
Niche Grade B+
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 4350
Acceptance Rate 76%
rank 90
Price $35,332
Niche Grade B+
Location Moraga, CA
Total Students 2618
Acceptance Rate 77%
rank 91
Price $35,271
Niche Grade B+
Location Easton, MA
Total Students 2513
Acceptance Rate 70%
rank 92
Price $35,268
Niche Grade C+
Location Due West, SC
Total Students 561
Acceptance Rate 58%
rank 93
Price $35,197
Niche Grade A
Location Gettysburg, PA
Total Students 2433
Acceptance Rate 45%
rank 94
Price $35,158
Niche Grade A
Location Waco, TX
Total Students 13976
Acceptance Rate 39%
rank 95
Price $35,079
Niche Grade B-
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 617
Acceptance Rate 77%
rank 96
Price $35,033
Niche Grade A-
Location Chicago, IL
Total Students 11189
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 97
Price $34,984
Niche Grade B-
Location Manchester, NH
Total Students 24575
Acceptance Rate 73%
rank 98
Price $34,974
Niche Grade B+
Location Elon, NC
Total Students 6029
Acceptance Rate 72%
rank 99
Price $34,827
Niche Grade B+
Location Ithaca, NY
Total Students 5991
Acceptance Rate 69%
rank 100
Price $34,743
Niche Grade B-
Location Tuskegee, AL
Total Students 2462
Acceptance Rate 52%
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the former Content Writer/Editor at Niche. She's a content strategist and award-winning writer, as well as a former editor at LA Weekly and NEXTpittsburgh. As a mom of one who's lived and worked all across the country, she's glad to have once again found her niche in her hometown of Pittsburgh.