At a Glance

The tuition & fees are the costs for attending class at a college and it varies by academic programs. The tuition & fees may be charged per semester, per course, or per credit hour.
In general, public colleges such as University of Florida and UCLA have in-state and out-of-state tuition rate. Students living in state in which they attend school pay the in-state rate of tuition and the cost is cheaper than out-of-state rate. The out-of-state tuition is charted by colleges to students who do not meet the school or state's residency requirement. Some public schools also offer in-district rate of tuition and it is relatively cheaper than in-state rate as well as out-of-state rate. Private schools do not offer tuition for state residents and its tuition & fees are usually higher than public schools' tuition & fees.
Tufts University has the most expensive tuition & fees ($60,862) and Brown University has the second highest tuition & fees ($60,584) based on academic year 2019-2020 college costs data.
Below table ranks and compares the Expensive Colleges To Attend having expensive tuition & fees (based on undergraduate rate). For the ranking, we only include 4-year colleges that more than 3,000 students have enrolled in.

Expensive Colleges To Attend Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Tufts University
Medford, MA
$60,862$55,1681,45516.00%12,21994%10 to 1
2Brown University
Providence, RI
$60,584$60,3631,5008.00%9,94895%6 to 1
3Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
$60,532$51,1941,5157.00%30,13596%6 to 1
4University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
$60,275$48,7151,43516.00%46,28792%9 to 1
5Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
$60,202$31,9301,41526.00%14,93492%14 to 1
6University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
$60,042$41,7601,5159.00%26,55296%6 to 1
7Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
$60,015$60,0151,38527.00%3,05491%9 to 1
8Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
$59,458$58,1201,5009.00%6,29295%7 to 1
9Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
$59,416$59,106-21.00%3,05391%8 to 1
10University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$59,298$61,5481,5357.00%17,83496%5 to 1
11Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
$59,282$30,0421,47011.00%23,62095%9 to 1
12Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
$58,852$61,1761,42011.00%13,92786%8 to 1
13Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
$58,701$56,5671,4909.00%22,60395%6 to 1
14Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
$58,540$47,4781,35053.00%12,37381%11 to 1
15Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
$58,485$47,3261,51017.00%13,51993%5 to 1
16University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
$58,241$50,5051,42035.00%11,74186%10 to 1
17Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
$58,202$25,4121,34038.00%3,72688%9 to 1
18Boston University
Boston, MA
$58,072$57,6661,40520.00%32,71889%10 to 1
19Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
$58,002$36,3201,30542.00%9,55489%13 to 1
20Georgetown University
Washington, DC
$57,928$53,5911,46517.00%19,37194%11 to 1
21Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
$57,760$39,216-32.00%8,78989%11 to 1
22Yale University
New Haven, CT
$57,700$44,5001,5207.00%12,06096%4 to 1
23University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
$57,699$57,5221,47519.00%12,80997%9 to 1
24Duke University
Durham, NC
$57,633$59,1401,5208.00%16,17296%6 to 1
25Villanova University
Villanova, PA
$57,460$20,7191,39031.00%11,03292%11 to 1
26Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
$57,230$52,0601,41533.00%5,44089%10 to 1
27Chapman University
Orange, CA
$57,214$35,1051,26058.00%9,76180%12 to 1
28Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
$57,012$58,3251,40057.00%7,50187%17 to 1
29Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
$56,893$56,5621,52016.00%15,44994%7 to 1
30University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
$56,860$25,2601,37031.00%4,05688%8 to 1
31Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
$56,238$37,0741,28077.00%23,58971%11 to 1
32Stanford University
Stanford, CA
$56,169$55,0111,4955.00%15,95395%4 to 1
33George Washington University
Washington, DC
$56,049$31,8241,36043.00%27,01785%13 to 1
34Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
$55,952$38,8761,40053.00%7,25788%12 to 1
35Fordham University
Bronx, NY
$55,776$23,8461,32053.00%16,36483%13 to 1
36Northeastern University
Boston, MA
$55,452$25,5581,47520.00%22,90590%14 to 1
37Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
$55,266$17,5501,28980.00%3,15774%11 to 1
38Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
$55,260$27,1301,34750.00%7,06788%9 to 1
39Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
$55,088$41,7141,28069.00%21,32283%15 to 1
40New York University
New York, NY
$54,880$36,8921,45521.00%52,77588%8 to 1
41Providence College
Providence, RI
$54,388$9,7501,28554.00%4,82185%11 to 1
42Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
$54,216$29,040-59.00%6,92089%13 to 1
43Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
$54,160$59,4251,51511.00%28,89094%6 to 1
44Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
$54,158$50,6241,52012.00%13,53793%8 to 1
45Babson College
Wellesley, MA
$54,144$89,5501,36027.00%3,34095%14 to 1
46University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
$54,097$49,5481,43026.00%47,90793%11 to 1
47Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
$53,968$50,6541,5205.00%30,39198%5 to 1
48Emory University
Atlanta, GA
$53,868$44,6761,45519.00%13,99790%9 to 1
49Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY
$53,814$35,2261,23066.00%4,35371%9 to 1
50Bentley University
Waltham, MA
$53,790$40,9921,27058.00%5,17790%11 to 1
51University of Denver
Denver, CO
$53,775$52,8991,26561.00%13,85675%11 to 1
52Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
$53,716$17,522-61.00%3,10481%12 to 1
53University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
$53,682$40,2201,33533.00%17,80983%12 to 1
54University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
$53,627$32,3941,41523.00%25,62894%15 to 1
55Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
$53,450$56,7191,5457.00%11,25496%3 to 1
56Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
$52,998$23,5071,36051.00%8,61692%11 to 1
57Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
$52,948$47,9581,43030.00%11,46585%11 to 1
58University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$52,864$28,4101,28059.00%8,86180%13 to 1
59Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
$52,724$34,2321,25078.00%4,02576%13 to 1
60Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
$52,577$19,7561,30050.00%9,68683%10 to 1
61University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
$52,500$22,8521,14069.00%4,56671%12 to 1
62University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$52,482$26,7101,23570.00%10,06871%12 to 1
63Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
$51,660$32,2681,21548.00%11,37982%13 to 1
64American University
Washington, DC
$51,361$35,5241,30539.00%14,00179%11 to 1
65Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
$51,325$19,2671,26556.00%5,51382%12 to 1
66Rice University
Houston, TX
$51,107$47,9131,51511.00%7,64394%6 to 1
67Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$51,100$17,970-80.00%5,28281%12 to 1
68University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
$51,094$49,3741,21071.00%6,26370%14 to 1
69School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$50,801$43,9121,15478.00%3,13268%8 to 1
70Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
$50,760$20,0901,17582.00%9,74676%15 to 1
71Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
$50,660$33,5091,16277.00%3,43973%9 to 1
72Emerson College
Boston, MA
$50,444$31,7541,28541.00%5,11579%13 to 1
73The New School
New York, NY
$50,286$47,6421,25069.00%9,04769%9 to 1
74Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
$50,230$30,6951,29561.00%6,32572%10 to 1
75University of Portland
Portland, OR
$49,644$23,8681,22577.00%3,99984%11 to 1
76Stetson University
DeLand, FL
$49,500$17,927-81.00%4,46264%13 to 1
77The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
$49,416$50,340-82.00%5,36674%11 to 1
78Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
$49,410$27,1721,25069.00%10,44465%13 to 1
79Baylor University
Waco, TX
$49,246$36,9361,29068.00%19,29779%15 to 1
80Saint Edward's University
Austin, TX
$49,076$29,5301,15391.00%3,59167%14 to 1
81Clark University
Worcester, MA
$48,602$47,7301,25047.00%3,40575%9 to 1
82Widener University
Chester, PA
$48,575$24,8101,12375.00%6,15065%13 to 1
83Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
$48,502$56,4701,5106.00%7,85398%4 to 1
84Seattle University
Seattle, WA
$48,390$14,0401,23083.00%7,05073%10 to 1
85Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
$48,095$35,3251,14089.00%3,80864%10 to 1
86Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
$48,028$50,4421,32074.00%16,15871%13 to 1
87Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
$47,940$17,8021,19580.00%6,77981%11 to 1
88Pace University
New York, NY
$47,684$33,3561,15083.00%12,83559%14 to 1
89University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, MN
$47,383$24,8141,23587.00%9,79280%14 to 1
90Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
$47,244$31,8961,08591.00%3,60165%13 to 1
91Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
$47,124$22,0741,26556.00%12,22979%9 to 1
92University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
$47,084$11,6301,19079.00%4,95782%12 to 1
93Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
$46,920$17,6751,25573.00%7,29588%11 to 1
94Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
$46,863$26,8321,20076.00%3,67482%13 to 1
95William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
$46,854$34,8001,39542.00%8,93991%11 to 1
96Midwestern University-Glendale
Glendale, AZ
$46,824$47,512--3,927--
97Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
$46,610$22,056-76.00%5,35478%9 to 1
98Yeshiva University
New York, NY
$46,475$35,1001,27567.00%5,52477%7 to 1
99Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
$46,060$19,1541,23071.00%16,89376%14 to 1
100California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
$45,982$20,6001,15574.00%4,02771%14 to 1