People say that good thing don't come cheap, and this is true more often than ever, especially regarding education. Education is essential to growing as a person and a member of society, and it doesn't come cheap.
Our list of the top 10 most expensive colleges in the U.S. shows that. Today, we look at 10 colleges whose tuition costs have reached their highest point.
We also examine why college tuition is the most expensive at these schools. Read on to learn about the most expensive colleges in the United States and what makes them so expensive.
These Are the 10 Most Expensive Colleges in the World
10. Wellesley College
Wellesley College is a private liberal arts college for women that has been around for a long time. It is in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 1870, Henry and Pauline Durant opened it as a seminary for women.
It is one of the original Seven Sisters Colleges, an unofficial grouping of some of the best colleges for women in the northeastern United States, both current and former.
People think it is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S. The National Liberal Arts College list by the U.S. and World Report puts Wellesley at number 5. Before financial aid, the average cost of a year at Wellesley College is $76,220.
9. University of Chicago
The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, is a private research university. The main campus is in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.
This school is continually ranked as one of the best in the world, and it costs $76,302 per year to go there. Niche says that it is the third best college in America for economics.
8. Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a large research university in Evanston, Illinois. It has many different schools and units that work together differently.
This school is ranked third for its business school, eleventh for its education school, thirteenth for its law school, and seventeenth for its medical school.
Third for materials engineering, seventh for chemistry, and eighth for economics. It always gets high marks in journalism and communication studies. It costs $76,317 per year to go there.
7. Brown University
Brown University is a private research university in Providence, Rhode Island. It is part of the Ivy League. Brown was founded in 1764 as the college in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. It was also one of nine colleges founded in the colonies before the American Revolution. Going to Brown will cost you a whopping $76,476 every year. It is known for English studies and has a 7% acceptance rate.
6. Dartmouth College
This Ivy League school in New Hampshire is known for having only 8% of people who apply. It costs $76,480 per year to go there. Also, they are the ninth oldest college or University in the United States.
5. Tufts University
Tufts University is a private research university in Massachusetts. It is on the border of the cities of Medford and Somerville. Christian universalists started it in 1852 as Tufts College.
If you don't get any financial aid, going there costs $76,492 per year. It is one of the best art schools in the United States.
4. University of Southern California
One of the best private research universities in the world is the University of Southern California. It is one of the most important institutions in Los Angeles, which is a hub for the arts, technology, and international business. A year of school at USC costs $77,459 to attend.
3. Amherst College
This private college for liberal arts is in the Massachusetts town of Amherst. Amherst is the third-oldest college in Massachusetts.
It was started in 1821 as an attempt to move Williams College there. It costs $76,800 per school year to attend. Only 11% of people who apply are accepted.
2. University of Pennsylvania
This Ivy League school costs $76,826 per year to attend, and only 6% of people who apply get in. Since 2004, the University has given more than 24,000 undergraduates $2.6 billion in aid.
1. Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd is the most expensive college in California, costing $77,339 annually. About 70% of Harvey Mudd students get money to help pay for school (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study).
The average amount is about $43,764, and $35,259 comes from grants and scholarships from Harvey Mudd College. This includes both need-based and merit-based awards (not from government sources).