Cost is a major factor when applying to college. But what exactly does ‘cost’ entail? Budgeting for education means considering more than tuition. The full service of fees, room, board, and other miscellaneous factors bring these colleges into our list of Top 10 Most Expensive Universities.
**Sources include College Board data, U.S. News Education data, and an individual collection of data from each school’s website.
1) Sarah Lawrence College:
$65,480 (including tuition, fees and housing)
Sarah Lawrence costs $65,480 a year for a rigorous education. Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts school located in Yonkers, New York. With a student to faculty ratio of ten to one, this college boasts what can be described as an intimate academic program, which uses small seminar classes in conjunction with weekly one-on-one student-faculty conferences. The average class size is 12 people.
The undergraduate class has 1,328 students, 71% of which are female. About 85% of undergraduate students live in campus housing. With such high tuition costs, financial aid comes into play for roughly 78% of students. The average financial aid package was $38,521 in 2013 when basic tuition was $47,640 for the 2013-2014 school year.
So, if you can afford one of the most expensive colleges in the country, you will find yourself alongside famous alumni like J.J. Abrams, Barbara Walters, Vera Wang, Alice Walker, and more.
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