America's Top Colleges by Forbes

Rank Name State Cost Total Student Population
1 Princeton University

Princeton University

New Jersey $53,934 7,813
2 Williams College

Williams College

Massachusetts $57,141 2,126
3 Stanford University

Stanford University

California $57,755 19,945
4 University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Illinois $59,950 14,979
5 Yale University

Yale University

Connecticut $58,250 11,875
6 Harvard University

Harvard University

Massachusetts $56,000 27,392
7 United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy

New York N/A 4,624
8 Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York $59,208 26,050
9 Pomona College

Pomona College

California $55,319 1,586
10 Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

Pennsylvania $55,895 1,545
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts $55,270 10,894
12 University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Indiana $55,257 12,004
13 Amherst College

Amherst College

Massachusetts $56,898 1,791
14 Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Maine $56,540 1,778
15 Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Virginia $54,843 2,193
16 Wellesley College

Wellesley College

Massachusetts $55,300 2,502
17 University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania $57,360 24,832
18 California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

California $54,090 2,231
19 Brown University

Brown University

Rhode Island $56,150 8,768
20 Vassar College

Vassar College

New York $57,385 2,386
21 Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Connecticut $58,371 3,202
22 Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Illinois $58,829 20,959
23 Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

California $57,865 1,321
24 Duke University

Duke University

North Carolina $57,325 15,427
25 Colby College

Colby College

Maine $55,400 1,815
26 Boston College

Boston College

Massachusetts $56,728 14,754
27 Haverford College

Haverford College

Pennsylvania $57,712 1,198
28 Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

California $57,968 784
29 Colorado College

Colorado College

Colorado $52,150 2,043
30 Davidson College

Davidson College

North Carolina $52,498 1,755
31 Carleton College

Carleton College

Minnesota $56,340 2,018
32 Tufts University

Tufts University

Massachusetts $56,600 10,777
33 Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Tennessee $58,554 12,836
34 Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

New Hampshire $58,638 6,144
35 United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy

Colorado N/A 4,413
36 University of Virginia-Main Campus

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Virginia $48,980 24,297
37 Rice University

Rice University

Texas $50,171 6,224
38 Georgetown University

Georgetown University

District of Columbia $58,125 17,130
39 Kenyon College

Kenyon College

Ohio $55,680 1,658
40 College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary

Virginia $47,804 8,200
41 College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross

Massachusetts $54,358 2,905
42 Middlebury College

Middlebury College

Vermont $57,050 2,507
43 United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy

Maryland N/A 4,576
44 Whitman College

Whitman College

Washington $52,856 1,596
45 University of California-Los Angeles

University of California-Los Angeles

California $54,434 39,271
46 Emory University

Emory University

Georgia $55,992 13,893
47 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina $41,140 29,137
48 Colgate University

Colgate University

New York $55,570 2,964
49 Lafayette College

Lafayette College

Pennsylvania $55,720 2,478
50 University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley

California $55,510 36,137
51 Cornell University

Cornell University

New York $57,125 21,131
52 Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College

Pennsylvania $55,714 1,785
53 Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

North Carolina $56,236 7,351
54 Scripps College

Scripps College

California $56,700 985
55 Brandeis University

Brandeis University

Massachusetts $56,416 5,828
56 Bucknell University

Bucknell University

Pennsylvania $57,140 3,635
57 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Michigan $50,352 42,716
58 Barnard College

Barnard College

New York $58,078 2,438
59 Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee: The University of the South

Tennessee $43,418 1,557
60 Centre College

Centre College

Kentucky $45,100 1,309
61 Wabash College

Wabash College

Indiana $43,050 910
62 Union College

Union College

New York $56,050 2,220
63 Grinnell College

Grinnell College

Iowa $51,844 1,693
64 Hamilton College

Hamilton College

New York $55,270 1,864
65 Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

Michigan $46,732 1,375
66 Smith College

Smith College

Massachusetts $55,993 3,162
67 Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Maryland $57,442 20,996
68 Reed College

Reed College

Oregon $55,700 1,474
69 Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Pennsylvania $57,520 11,531
70 Connecticut College

Connecticut College

Connecticut $57,270 1,903
71 Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St Louis

Missouri $58,901 13,908
72 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University

California $55,797 8,800
73 University of Richmond

University of Richmond

Virginia $54,460 4,348
74 Occidental College

Occidental College

California $58,343 2,132
75 Oberlin College

Oberlin College

Ohio $57,268 2,978
76 Bates College

Bates College

Maine $57,350 1,769
77 Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

Massachusetts $55,496 2,362
78 Macalester College

Macalester College

Minnesota $53,315 2,005
79 DePauw University

DePauw University

Indiana $48,800 2,352
80 University of Florida

University of Florida

Florida $41,534 49,589
81 Wheaton College (MA)

Wheaton College (MA)

Massachusetts $54,564 1,622
82 Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College

Michigan N/A N/A
83 Villanova University

Villanova University

Pennsylvania $54,520 10,661
84 Skidmore College

Skidmore College

New York $56,500 2,730
85 Lawrence University

Lawrence University

Wisconsin $48,671 1,487
86 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois $41,770 44,407
87 University of Washington-Seattle Campus

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Washington $41,543 42,444
88 George Washington University

George Washington University

District of Columbia $57,148 25,260
89 Trinity College

Trinity College

Connecticut $57,575 2,393
90 Willamette University

Willamette University

Oregon $50,402 2,968
91 St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University

New York $55,390 2,457
92 Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Texas $45,340 1,347
93 Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

Utah $16,588 34,101
94 Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania $56,580 2,363
95 University of Southern California

University of Southern California

California $57,876 38,010
96 Furman University

Furman University

South Carolina $53,096 3,028
97 New York University

New York University

New York $58,858 43,911
98 Boston University

Boston University

Massachusetts $56,842 32,439
99 Wheaton College (IL)

Wheaton College (IL)

Illinois $39,996 3,069
100 University of Rochester

University of Rochester

New York $56,760 10,2



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