Campusgrotto.com has published a list of the 100 most expensive colleges/universities in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year. Sarah Lawrence College took the top spot as the most expensive school in the country. Boston College was named the 12th most expensive university for the 2008-2009 school year but it dropped to 20th place (2009-2010). Vassar College jumped to top 10 from 16th; Bard College made it to top 20 from 25th.

The Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges in US:
Institution -- Cost
1. Sarah Lawrence College -- $54,410
2. New York University -- $51,991
3. The George Washington University -- $51,730
4. Bates College -- $51,300
5. Skidmore College -- $51,196
6. Johns Hopkins University -- $51,190
7. Georgetown University -- $51,122
8. Connecticut College -- $51,115
9. Harvey Mudd College -- $51,037
10. Vassar College -- $50,875
11. Wesleyan University -- $50,862
12. Claremont McKenna College -- $50,800
13. Colgate University -- $50,660
14. Carnegie Mellon University -- $50,640
15. Haverford College -- $50,625
16. Bowdoin College -- $50,485
17. Middlebury College -- $50,400
18. Mount Holyoke College -- $50,390
19. Bard College -- $50,380
20. Boston College -- $50,370
21. Franklin & Marshall College -- $50,360
22. Bard College at Simon's Rock -- $50,340
23. Scripps College -- $50,336
24. Babson College -- $50,324
25. Colby College -- $50,320
26. Vanderbilt University -- $50,282
27. Duke University -- $50,250
28. University of Chicago -- $50,247
29. Tufts University -- $50,178
30. Oberlin College -- $50,166
31. Smith College -- $50,132
32. Cornell University -- $50,114
33. Bucknell University -- $50,098
34. University of Southern California -- $50,028
35. Union College (NY) -- $49,983
36. Dartmouth College -- $49,974
36. Carleton College -- $49,974
38. Dickinson College -- $49,860
38. Washington University in St. Louis -- $49,860
40. Bennington College -- $49,830
41. Eugene Lang College -- $49,800
42. Stevens Institute of Technology -- $49,800
43. Northwestern University -- $49,791
44. Boston University -- $49,758
45. Reed College -- $49,690
46. St. Lawrence University -- $49,680
47. Fordham University - Lincoln Center -- $49,655
48. Williams College -- $49,640
49. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering -- $49,630
50. Wellesley College -- $49,612
51. St. John’s College $49,592
52. Hampshire College $49,545
53. Fordham University – Rose Hill $49,541
54. Columbia University $49,524
55. Hamilton College $49,470
56. Trinity College (CT) $49,460
57. Drexel University $49,381
58. Barnard College $49,372
59. Pomona College $49,361
60. Lafayette College $49,319
61. Swarthmore College $49,250
62. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $49,245
63. Chapman University $49,174
64. Hobart and William Smith College $49,168
65. Wheaton College (MA) $49,155
66. Bryn Mawr College $49,120
67. University of Rochester $49,070
68. MIT $48,870
69. University of Notre Dame $48,850
70. Stanford University $48,843
71. College of the Holy Cross $48,800
72. Occidental College $48,750
72. Villanova University $48,750
74. Pepperdine University $48,630
75. Wake Forest University $48,618
76. Lehigh University $48,530
77. University of Richmond $48,490
78. Amherst College $48,400
79. Emory Univ $48,396
80. Brandeis Univ $48,368
81. Brown Univ $48,328
82. Fairfield Univ $48,170
83. Univ of San Diego $48,072
84. Gettysburg College $48,060
85. Worcester Polytechnic Institute $48,050
86. Ursinus College $47,750
87. Drew Univ $47,678
88. Rollins College $47,540
89. Yale Univ $47,500
90. Santa Clara Univ $47,400
91. American Univ $47,386
92. Pitzer College $47,278
93. Loyola Univ Maryland $47,190
94. Washington and Lee Univ $47,165
95. Kenyon College $47,070
96. Princeton Univ $47,020
97. Macalester College $46,942
98. Colorado College $46,902
99. Loyola Marymount Univ $46,880
100. Northeastern Univ $46,860

* Note: Total Cost = Tuition + Room and Board

Source: Campus Grotto (http://www.campusgrotto.com/colleges-with-the-highest-total-cost.html)

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