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Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the most expensive college in America? Leading the colleges list is University of Chicago in Chicago with an in state total cost of $70,542.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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America's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$70,542
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Illinois, Private Not For Profit
99 65
$70,517
In State Total Cost
2) Harvey Mudd College
California, Private Not For Profit
97 66
$69,700
In State Total Cost
3) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, Private Not For Profit
99 78
$68,230
In State Total Cost
4) Yale University
Connecticut, Private Not For Profit
99 80
$67,970
In State Total Cost
5) Oberlin College
Ohio, Private Not For Profit
95 59
$67,964
In State Total Cost
6) Northwestern University
Illinois, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$67,930
In State Total Cost
7) Bard College at Simon's Rock
Massachusetts, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$67,919
In State Total Cost
8) Haverford College
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
97 76
$67,885
In State Total Cost
9) Claremont McKenna College
California, Private Not For Profit
97 75
$67,831
In State Total Cost
10) University of Southern California
California, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$67,710
In State Total Cost
11) New York University
New York, Private Not For Profit
94 62
$67,620
In State Total Cost
12) Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, Private Not For Profit
90 60
$67,590
In State Total Cost
13) Sarah Lawrence College
New York, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$67,464
In State Total Cost
14) Scripps College
California, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$67,440
In State Total Cost
15) Trinity College
Connecticut, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$67,434
In State Total Cost
16) Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, Private Not For Profit
98 78
$67,283
In State Total Cost
17) Southern Methodist University
Texas, Private Not For Profit
87 61
$67,280
In State Total Cost
18) University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
99 77
$67,192
In State Total Cost
19) Pitzer College
California, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$67,186
In State Total Cost
20) Amherst College
Massachusetts, Private Not For Profit
98 85