U.S. News’ 10 Most Expensive Private Universities and Colleges

Fox West Coast Village Theatre UCLAEvery year, U.S.News conducts a survey of thousands of schools in the country to create various lists that serve as guidance to students. The organization has released a list of 10 most expensive private universities and colleges in the US.

The cost of college education continues to rise in the US, just like in most other nations. This is why it is not surprising that many students consider expenses as a primary factor when choosing colleges or universities. Less expensive schools are favored more than their costlier counterparts.

College students usually find high fees as very difficult to swallow. No matter how they want to earn a degree in a specific university or college, their final decision is often influenced by the costs they would incur. Some students, on the other hand, still find more expensive schools as ideal institutions where they would obtain or complete their education.

Annual survey

That is why U.S. News is always monitoring college fees in private universities and colleges across the US. The organization aims to give students a guide when selecting the institutions they would go to. It comes up with an annual survey of college costs per school.

In the school year 2012 to 2013, the organization has studied over 1,800 universities and colleges for its yearly survey of undergraduate programs. Aside from providing ranking for the best universities based on many factors, it also releases a list of most expensive schools.

Schools with highest fees

Every year, U.S. News compares tuition and other fees that are collected by private universities and colleges. The ranks are based on data that the institutions submit. The computation and comparison does not include expenses for boarding, textbooks, and other related expenditures.

For the school year 2012 to 2013, the list of 10 private universities and colleges with the highest fees is not surprising. Most of the schools were also in the same list for the previous school year. Columbia University in New York topped that list as each student can expect to spend $47,246 for a four-year program. It is followed by Vassar College also in New York, where student expense can climb to $46,270.

Others in the list

Third on the list is Trinity College in Connecticut, which collects $45,730 per college student. In Wesleyan University also in Connecticut, college could cost $45,628. At No. 5 is Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University. Students spend $45,378 for college education there.

On the sixth spot is Tulane University of Louisiana where college costs $45,240. Here are the other universities and colleges ranked No. 7 to No. 10 and the corresponding college costs at those: 7) Union College (New York) — $45,219; 8) Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) — $45,124; 9) Dartmouth College (New Hampshire) — $45,042; and 10) Williams College (Massachusetts) — $44,920.

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About Jules Mariano

Jules Mariano is a full-time freelance search engine and social media marketing specialist and a web developer specializing in web content development. He is the co-founder of VPRO Digital Marketing, a company that helps individuals and companies big and small achieve their social media marketing goals. He currently writes for BookGator.com. BookGator.com is a social platform where students, instructors, and student interest groups can work together to reduce cost of textbooks and education in general. Twitter/Instagram: @julesmariano www.julesmariano.com www.vproph.com If you need similar work done, please e-mail him at julesmariano@gmail.com.

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