10 most expensive private colleges

At these private schools, tuition and fees costs are approaching $50,000 for 2013-2014.

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Sep 29, 2013 10:41AM
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Except for an engineering degree, no undergrad diploma is worth over $200,000 - $250,000. That cost is assuming you can graduate in 4 years, which a majority of students don't.
Sep 29, 2013 9:05AM
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Bennington College & Middlebury.  Both in Vermont.  Hmmm, usually make this list.  List is bogus me thinks.
Sep 23, 2013 9:35AM
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My daughter attends Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.  As a Music Therapy major her tuition for this year is $48,410.00.  They definitely should have made this list!
Sep 17, 2013 10:22AM
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Carthage College should be included, the most over priced sub-par degree available. Lots of fee's and fines and no job fair's when they're ready to graduate.
Sep 29, 2013 2:15PM
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I went to Columbia for a graduate degree in the 80"s and can tell you from experience, it is NOT worth it. I am not sorry I achieved my Masters but, did not obtain much guidance. I was actually discouraged from seeing my faculty advisor and found him to be an elitist a-hole when I did. Do NOT waste your money.

Sep 29, 2013 12:26PM
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if they really want a student they make it affordable.

 

some are better than others.

 

yale and princeton are the best i know of.

Sep 29, 2013 9:16AM
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Bryant University is EXTREMELY expensive and should have made this list! 

Sep 29, 2013 1:16PM
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Ridiculous. There isn't  a school on earth that should cost this stupid amount of money. Thus is what you get when you place "INSTITUTION" ABOVE EDUCATION. When people start to boycott stupid, only then will these dinosaurs react.
Sep 18, 2013 6:56AM
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Yeah, in NYC, 27 blocks (about 1.5 miles) away from Central Park is a WORLD away from Central Park. 
Sep 29, 2013 12:54PM
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Although the need for higher education is not obsolete, the institutions that we speak of and others of similar description simply are! This is the 21st century! High button shoes and buggy whips are no longer needed but the education cartel has managed to keep academics within that era for an unbelievably extended time due to a well devised propaganda pitch and social bullying. Its time to advise those denizens of the White Tower that their game is over. The Tooth Fairy has been exposed as a myth. We don't need classrooms, parking lots, overpriced student body cards and acres of inefficient, impractical, areas restricted from student use or enjoyment but constantly in need of expensive management and maintenance. One highly talented and qualified professor could instruct millions of students at one lecture rather than to what his cramped and expensive facilities could accommodate. Remember the occupancy limits sign posted by the fire department over the doorway to the lecture hall? Some digital campuses already exist and students are enjoying the benefits of an updated approach to education. Young people no longer need to harness themselves to years of stifling debt in order to keep tenured (complacent), outdated educators and their oversized administrative staff (complacent too) in their overly-inflated payrolls. The solidly entrenched and politically connected college officials will, of course, fight progress as did the harness makers and livery stable operators when the automobile became part of American culture. If educators can track student behavior via the iPhone now, so too could the same method be used to extend beneficial instruction to students as well. Are we thinking of the students convenience or of the educator's? Who is serving who?
Sep 29, 2013 12:42PM
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Most these expensive private universities are more like joining an expensive country club.   The rich send their kids there because, well, because they are rich.  The rest go there hoping to meet the rich.
Oct 4, 2013 5:26AM
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No bad students at the Ivy schools?  How about every narcissistic freak alive?  
Sep 29, 2013 2:03PM
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Will that include alcohol and drugs money or that will be extra ?
Sep 29, 2013 12:41PM
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tuition at Denison University in Granville, OH rivals Oberlin but the required living on campus and other fees put the first year at about $54K and that is BEFORE books!
Oct 4, 2013 5:24AM
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This true for Princeton.  They are not from the real world and hardly prosper like Harvard and 
Yale students and all other American Universities. 
Sep 29, 2013 10:35AM
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California Lutheran University is not there...great school.  most of the proffs work in the industry so they have real life experience.  (In the Business dept)  When I graduated in 1994 it was $500 a unit....
Nov 15, 2013 7:35AM
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... add $11258 for room and board, 'ray Bucknell
Feb 3, 2014 9:16PM
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Ha! I think I figured it out. Picture of #3 is of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. The $47,000 tuition is closer to what they have on their web site! Please check your facts, MSN Money!
Feb 3, 2014 9:10PM
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Does anyone recognize the picture of the school in #3? Because it isn't Trinity in Washington, DC. And I'm not sure where the author of this article did their research. I just checked Trinity's web page. The Comprehensive Fee of $31,688 includes full time tuition, double room, meal plan, student activity fee, enrollment fee and health insurance for one academic year. The full time tuition per semester is $10,485.  Perhaps if the journalist had attended Trinity, there would be more truthful and accurate reporting. 
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