10 most expensive private colleges and universities

Economic uncertainty is influencing the colleges prospective students choose to attend, according to an annual report by the University of California–Los Angeles, which surveyed more than 190,000 first-time, full-time students, U.S. News reports. Nearly 68 percent of these students said the ability to finance their education was a concern, and close to 10 percent passed on a first-choice school in favor of a less expensive option, the report states. Students may find the sticker price of a private education difficult to swallow, especially at elite institutions such as Columbia University and Vassar College, both in New York. Each school landed among the top 10 in their respective categories in the 2013 Best Colleges rankings, but they also hold court as the two most expensive private schools in the country. Tuition and fees at Columbia totaled $47,426 for the 2012-2013 school year…

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What’s the most expensive college? The least? Education Dept. puts it all online

Students and families can compare colleges’ tuitions, the pace at which they are rising and the net cost of attending each college on a new Web site the Department of Education made public on Thursday, fulfilling a legislative mandate, reports the New York Times. The new lists, required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, show the institutions with the highest and lowest tuitions, the highest and lowest percentage tuition increases over the last two years, and the highest and lowest net price–that is, the actual price full-time students pay, including room and board, after financial aid like grants and scholarships are taken into account…

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