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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 2017/2018 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 $73,560.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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America's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$73,560
In State Total Cost
1) University of Chicago
Illinois, Private Not-For-Profit
99 65
$73,028
In State Total Cost
2) Harvey Mudd College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 65
$72,252
In State Total Cost
3) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
98 78
$70,630
In State Total Cost
4) Oberlin College
Ohio, Private Not-For-Profit
95 59
$70,570
In State Total Cost
5) Yale University
Connecticut, Private Not-For-Profit
99 80
$70,385
In State Total Cost
6) Northwestern University
Illinois, Private Not-For-Profit
98 70
$70,345
In State Total Cost
7) University of Southern California
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 67
$70,245
In State Total Cost
8) Claremont McKenna College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 75
$70,146
In State Total Cost
9) Haverford College
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
97 76
$70,060
In State Total Cost
10) Scripps College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$70,004
In State Total Cost
11) Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
86 58
$69,970
In State Total Cost
12) Trinity College
Connecticut, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$69,912
In State Total Cost
13) Barnard College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$69,880
In State Total Cost
14) University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
99 77
$69,808
In State Total Cost
15) Southern Methodist University
Texas, Private Not-For-Profit
87 60
$69,787
In State Total Cost
16) Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, Private Not-For-Profit
98 78
$69,558
In State Total Cost
17) Duke University
North Carolina, Private Not-For-Profit
98 77
$69,500
In State Total Cost
18) Pitzer College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$69,500
In State Total Cost
19) Amherst College
Massachusetts, Private Not-For-Profit
98 85
$69,466
In State Total Cost
20) Sarah Lawrence College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
84 57