10 incredibly pricey college dorms

Room and board can add up fast, especially at these schools

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Aug 14, 2013 5:21PM

NY, CA....NY, CA....NY, CA....


Does anyone see a pattern here?

Aug 14, 2013 6:51PM

Interesting that all but 1 or 2 were either in NY o CA.



Aug 14, 2013 6:50PM
Considering the direction (downward spiral) that our Country is headed, one must ask, "Is going to college, and paying the astronomical costs associated with tuition, and room and board, really worth it"?  You have to wonder:  "What is the ROI (Return On Investment)"?
Aug 14, 2013 7:19PM
Not surprising that so many were in New York or California, one would expect those costs to be high, especially for the city campuses.  But I was mildly surprised that none of the highest costing were Ivy League schools. 
Aug 14, 2013 6:08PM

Well, lets see-for comparison-My senior year in college was the most expensive. We were on the quarter system. 3 quarters made up the school year.

Room, board (3 meals 7 days a week), laundry, and course fees came to a total for the quarter of $285.

We did have to buy our own books. Those $30, $40 books were outrageous at the time.

And another thing I forgot-that price also included tickets for all home games in basketball and football and at least two concerts in the auditorium each quarter.

Aug 14, 2013 8:31PM

Unfortunately for today's teenagers, I think the only way to get college costs down is for the Government to severely cut and restrict student loans and Pell Grants.  The Colleges have  no incentive to lower their costs when the Feds are  handing out free or nearly free money. 

Aug 14, 2013 9:14PM

Just realized our "grown up" college kid costs us $9720 to live out on the prairie and stare at

Jackrabbits for the last 18 months. Now she has to prove her residency there for one year longer than she has lived there for residency.

In Minnesota, they don't care if you came from Mars, you qualify for residency (even if you are green)

after 6 months.     

Most college kids are receiving the message, the education system is harder to enter and they are not

being treated fairly as adults. Knowing this, they also pay for excessive spending by Universities for

delusional genius instructors who many cannot relate to normal people.  

I know it sounds a lot like government gone wild! 

Aug 14, 2013 6:20PM
It's really sad that it has to be that expensive. The smart thing to do is go to a college in your own state. I am sure there are plenty. Find one you can find and work your way up.
How much did the US taxpayer pay to have Chelsea Clinton occupy an entire floor of a dorm at Stanford University so the poor privileged child of Hillary and Bill could experience 'dorm life'?
Aug 14, 2013 11:23PM
The real education starts when students graduate and start having to pay back all that money that they borrowed . 
Aug 14, 2013 11:10PM
you don't like the high costs then don't go there  your not going to get a job anyway

Aug 14, 2013 5:24PM
1eyedjack  you obviously did not take advantage of it...NOTHING IS FREE!!! twit
Aug 14, 2013 11:57PM
Wonder how many foreign students we're subsidizing (or outright fully funding) with taxpayer money at these ritzy places.
Aug 14, 2013 10:03PM

Everything is Bigger in TEX-****. .... I meant pay more Taxes especially in New York.


as on the TV show "The A-Team",  BA would say " you're a fool " if you go to a place you can not afford. "Fool".

Aug 14, 2013 8:49PM
Uhm, all progressive liberal states.
Aug 14, 2013 8:09PM
Here is a pattern for you and that is prices goes up the rich goes to college and the poor can not because they don't qualify. The rich gets better educated will the poor goes broke to pay the rich to go to college or kids with no college degree with rich parents but if you have a degree but you can not go back to school to better educate yourself then your are out of luck because they are screwing you like most colleges and teachers as well counselors well do. If you are illegal immigrants then your are good because the poor will pay your education which get better jobs as well the rich and the rest gets screwed.
Aug 14, 2013 11:17PM
No wonder we are losing the educational game with the rest of the world.  Then on top of this, students or student parents take out loans and add even more problems to their life,  What is the solution?   Send them to Japan to catch up? 
Aug 19, 2013 10:44PM
Room and board at Temple University (a public institution in Philadelphia) are quite expensive.  My kid is in the Honors program and if you want Honors housing, the only type available for upperclassmen are apartment-type rooms, and in the most expensive building...smart of them, eh? Once you are there and in the program, you are stuck with the most expensive dorms~!  The alternative is to look for an apartment in the neighboring ghetto.  So there you are....talk about exploiting the students.  
Aug 14, 2013 6:24PM

Wow and I thought Spalding University was high!

I pay about $8580 for tuition (12 credits) and $4250 ($3050 for single room + $1200 mandatory meal plan) total of $12380 for this fall semester.

Oct 15, 2013 9:13PM
If board was not mandatory, some of the housing costs would be a steal in some of these cities and most are on par with comparable area rentals and if you include the many amenities offered it could work out to be less. But the costs of meal plans added that they are mandatory for underclassman in most cases, is really expensive $550 a month for 1 person is ridiculous. 
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