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Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the most expensive college in America? Leading the colleges list is Columbia University in the City of New York in New York with an in state tuition of $54,504.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$54,504
In State Tuition
1) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, Private Not For Profit
98 78
$54,410
In State Tuition
2) Vassar College
New York, Private Not For Profit
96 79
$54,347
In State Tuition
3) Harvey Mudd College
California, Private Not For Profit
97 65
$54,280
In State Tuition
4) Franklin and Marshall College
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
- -
$53,900
In State Tuition
5) Reed College
Oregon, Private Not For Profit
94 80
$53,692
In State Tuition
6) Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
94 64
$53,650
In State Tuition
7) Colgate University
New York, Private Not For Profit
96 77
$53,448
In State Tuition
8) University of Southern California
California, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$53,435
In State Tuition
9) George Washington University
District Of Columbia, Private Not For Profit
92 64
$53,430
In State Tuition
10) Amherst College
Massachusetts, Private Not For Profit
98 85
$53,292
In State Tuition
11) University of Chicago
Illinois, Private Not For Profit
99 65
$53,240
In State Tuition
12) Williams College
Massachusetts, Private Not For Profit
97 79
$53,152
In State Tuition
13) Tufts University
Massachusetts, Private Not For Profit
97 73
$53,019
In State Tuition
14) Union College
New York, Private Not For Profit
- -
$52,762
In State Tuition
15) Oberlin College
Ohio, Private Not For Profit
95 59
$52,748
In State Tuition
16) Scripps College
California, Private Not For Profit
- -
$52,732
In State Tuition
17) Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
96 65
$52,640
In State Tuition
18) Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, Private Not For Profit
- -
$52,612
In State Tuition
19) Cornell University
New York, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$52,610
In State Tuition
20) St Lawrence University
New York, Private Not For Profit
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