Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in the World 2012


Here’s a list of most expensive colleges in the world. As we know education is a way to create a better future. People in the world want to go to the best colleges for their future. But better colleges usually will cost more money as well. Some of the colleges in the world is charging expensive tuition in exchange with their better quality and a good future for the students. Let’s take a look at those most expensive colleges in the world (all is in the USA) based on Forbes end 2010 survey, maybe you will consider to send your children to go there

10. Bates College (Lewiston, Maine): $53,300

Bates College is located in Lewiston, Maine, United States. The college capacity is 1,700 students and offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The college make all the tuition, fees, room and board into comprehensive fees of $53,300.

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Bates College

9. Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.): $53,340

Georgetown University is a private Jesuit university with the main campus is located in neighborhood of Georgetown, Washington D.C. in the United States. Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic University in the United States. Georgetown offer 180 programs that spread on 4 undergraduate school,3 graduate and professional school and several specialized institutes. The annual cost needed to go college in Georgetown University $53,340 (Tuition and fees: $40,378 and Room and board: $12,962).

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Georgetown University

8. Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut): $53,380

Trinity College is a private college in Hartford, Connecticut offer liberal art programs. The college was founded in 1823 and is the second oldest college in Connecticut after Yale University. You will need annual cost of $53,380 to go college here. It includes $42,420 for Tuition and fees and $10,960 for room and board.

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Trinity College

7. Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California.): $53,588

Harvey Mudd College is a private residential liberal arts college that offer programs for science, engineering, and mathematics. The College is located in Claremont, California. It’s one of the colleges of contiguous Claremont Colleges. The annual cost needed is $53,588 but 80% of the student receive financial aid.

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Harvey Mudd College

6. University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois): $53,604

The University of Chicago is a private, research University located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1890 by American Baptist Education Society with donation from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. The annual cost needed to go college here is $53,604, consist of tuition and fees: $41,091 and room and board: $12,513.

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University of Chicago


5. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee): $53,660

Vanderbilt University is private research university based on Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It was founded in 1873 and named after Cornelius Vanderbilt that provided its initial $1 million endowment. Today Vanderbilt enrolls approximately 12,000 students in four undergraduate and six graduate and professional schools. The annual cost to go college is $53,660, consist of tuition and fees: $40,602 also room and board: $13,058. 60% of the students here receive financial aid.

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Vanderbilt University

4. Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut): $53,976

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college located in Middletown, Connecticut. It was founded in 1831. The University was named after John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The annual cost for the student is $53,976, consist of tuition and fees: $42,384 and room and board: $11,592. Several financial aid packages are offered ranging from $3,500 to $54,600.

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Wesleyan University



3. Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York): $54,275

Bard College is a small liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. It was founded in 1860 with the total of students now is 1,800. The annual cost needed to go college here is $54,275, consist of: Tuition and fees: $42,465 and room and board: $11,810. 65% of the student on this college receive financial aid.

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Bard College

2. Columbia University (New York, New York): $54,385

Columbia University (Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private research university located in The New York City. It’s founded in 1754 and is the fifth oldest in the United States. It enrolls 7,169 undergraduate students. Students that go to college here have to pay annual cost of $54,385, consist of tuition and fees: $43,815 and room and board: $10,572. The students also have to face the high cost of living in the New York City.

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Columbia University

1. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York): $57,556

Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college located in Yonkers (15 miles north of Manhattan), New York. It was founded by William Van Duzer Lawrence and named after his wife. It was a women’s college and become coeducation in 1968. The college enrolls 1,200 students. The annual cost needed to be paid is $57,556 ($43,556 for tuition and fees, $14,000 for room and board). 65% student receive financial aid for their study in this college.

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Sarah Lawrence College

So, do you still want to send your children to those most expensive colleges in the world?