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The 25 Most Expensive Colleges

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Phil Humnicky—Georgetown University Georgetown University is the 18th most expensive school on the Best Colleges list.

These schools have the highest estimated average net price of a degree among the 665 colleges in the MONEY rankings.

 

SCHOOL LOCATION RANK EST. NET PRICE OF A DEGREE AVERAGE STUDENT DEBT
1. Art Center College of Design Pasadena, Calif. 177 $281,780 $18,340
2. New York University New York, N.Y. 382 233,100 15,460
3. Rhode Island School of Design Providence, R.I. 307 232,580 12,910
4. Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, Fla. 663 227,860 24,370
5. Pratt Institute Brooklyn, N.Y. 596 218,150 15,810
6. Drexel University Philadelphia, Pa. 596 217,690 30,460
7. Boston University Boston, Mass. 359 216,440 19,470
8. University of New England Biddeford, Maine 653 216,430 35,920
9. Washington University in St Louis St. Louis, Mo. 62 211,860 5,690
10. Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pa. 84 211,480 14,680
11. Emory University Atlanta, Ga. 156 210,740 10,840
12. Pitzer College Claremont, Calif. 269 210,090 8,690
13. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Md. 107 209,960 8,890
14. Woodbury University Burbank. Calif. 471 208,240 21,180
15. Fordham University Bronx, N.Y. 433 206,940 17,030
16. St. John’s University-New York Queens, N.Y. 646 206,930 24,380
17. Columbia University New York, N.Y. 22 206,750 4,880
18. Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 37 204,480 7,110
19. Barnard College New York, N.Y. 156 204,460 6,890
20. Rollins College Winter Park, Fla. 574 204,180 13,110
21. Santa Clara University Santa Clara, Calif. 92 203,860 11,480
22. Connecticut College New London, Conn. 419 202,840 13,410
23. Middlebury College Middlebury, Vt. 47 202,810 7,060
24. University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa. 11 201,610 4,500
25. Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. 122 201,560 8,050
NOTES: The estimated average net price of a degree takes into account all financial aid (need, merit, athletic), tuition inflation, and how long the typical student takes to graduate. Estimated total loan balance upon graduation. SOURCES: IPEDS, Peterson’s, Payscale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations

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