University | 9:25 pm | October 9, 2011 | By Caroline Tan

Costs top $50,000 at 111 universities

Sarah Lawrence College has the highest sticker price in the country, according to a list published on Thursday.
Sarah Lawrence College has the highest sticker price in the country, according to a list published on Thursday. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

These days, education ain’t cheap.

In a list of the 100 most expensive colleges released by Campus Grotto last Thursday, Yale came in at number 81 — but 111 colleges nationwide now charge more than $50,000 a year for tuition, room, board and fees. When Campus Grotto began ranking college costs in 2007, only one school — George Washington University — had a sticker price of over $50,000.

Sarah Lawrence College once again took the number one spot with a total cost of $59,170, followed by New York University ($56,787), Columbia University ($56,310), Harvey Mudd College ($56,268) and Eugene Lang College ($55,890).

A total cost of $52,700 earned Yale a ranking of 81, edging out that rival school in Cambridge, which costs $52,652 each year. The list did not take into account a school’s ability to provide financial aid.

The list:

  • 1. Sarah Lawrence College $59,170
  • 2. New York University $56,787
  • 3. Columbia University $56,310
  • 4. Harvey Mudd College $56,268
  • 5. Eugene Lang College (The New School) $55,890
  • 6. Claremont McKenna College $55,865
  • 7. Wesleyan University $55,706
  • 8. Bard College $55,617
  • 9. Barnard College $55,566
  • 10. Trinity College (CT) $55,450
  • 22. Connecticut College $54,970
  • 32. Cornell University $54,695
  • 50. University of Pennsylvania $53,976
  • 75. Stanford University $52,860
  • 81. Yale University $52,700
  • 82. Harvard College $52,652

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