The National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the best universities in the world (ranked in the top 30 globally in THE-QS World University Ranking 2009) and is rated as the Most Expensive University in Asia (9th in the world). The top five places in Forbes’ list are dominated by the US private universities, with D.C.'s George Washington University rated top in terms of tuition cost.

Top 10 World's Most Expensive Colleges:
(2008-2009 estimated tuition cost)

1. US: George Washington University, Washington D.C $60,963 (tuition and fees)
2. US: Sarah Lawrence College, New York $60,851 (tuition and fees)
3. US: Kenyon College, Ohio $60,685 (tuition and fees)
4. US: Vassar College, New York $60,640 (tuition and fees)
5. US: Bucknell University, Pennsylvania $59,799 (tuition and fees)
6. Franklin College, Switzerland $49,918 (US and Canada)
7. American University of Paris, France $49,164
8. Imperial College London, UK $41,925 (non-resident)
9. National University of Singapore $36,194 (non-resident)
10. University of Melbourne, Australia $30,463 (non-resident)

Source: Forbes

Top 25 most expensive universities (US) for 2008-2009, based on total cost (tuition + room and board):
1. Sarah Lawrence College | $53,166
2. George Washington University | $50,312
3. New York University | $50,182
4. Georgetown University | $49,689
5. Connecticut College | $49,385
6. Bates College | $49,350
7. Johns Hopkins University | $49,278
8. Skidmore College | $49,266
9. Scripps College | $49,236
10. Middlebury College | $49,210
11. Carnegie Mellon University | $49,200
12. Boston College | $49,020
13. Wesleyan University | $49,000
14. Colgate University | $48,900
15. Claremont McKenna College | $48,755
16. Vassar College | $48,675
17. Haverford College | $48,625
18. University of Chicago | $48,588
19. Union College (NY) | $48,552
20. Colby College | $48,520
21. Mount Holyoke College | $48,500
22. Tufts University | $48,470
23. Bard College at Simon's Rock | $48,460
24. Franklin & Marshall College | $48,450
25. Bard College | $48,438

Source: CampusGrotto.com

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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