Going to college is an enormous financial commitment, so it’s understandable that one of the first things you might consider is how expensive a school is. Some of them are really quite pricey, after all! Whether you’ve been daydreaming of enrolling in a prestigious school or you’re just plain curious to know which institutions are the most expensive, here are ten of the most expensive colleges and universities in the world.
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10 of the Most Expensive Colleges and Universities in the World:
- Harvey Mudd College
Tuition: $80,036 (approx. P4,393,256)
The Harvey Mudd College reigns to be the most expensive college in the world. It's a private liberal arts college outside Los Angeles, known for their second highest production rate of STEM PhDs. Also, its undergraduate engineering program is consistently ranked as the best in the United States.
- Johns Hopkins University
Tuition: $73,980 (approx. P4,060,096)
Not only is Johns Hopkins University one of the world’s most expensive universities, but it is also one of the United State’s oldest research institutions. Research is evidently at the core of this university, and its faculty and alumni have made groundbreaking discoveries in the scientific field.
- Parsons School of Design
Tuition: $67,266 (approx. P3,697,645)
Since its establishment, Parsons School of Design has been at the forefront in art and design education. They are well-renowned for their groundbreaking approach to design education and the changemaking their community has transformed creativity, culture, and commerce.
- New York University
Tuition: $65,850 (approx. P3,614,967)
Another renowned institution in this list is the New York University. They offer world-class majors and programs in the fields of Social Sciences, Arts, Medicine, and so much more. Additionally, they also have a vast network of alumni who have gone on to succeed across professions—from the sciences to the arts and government.
- Sarah Lawrence College
Tuition: $65,630 (approx. P3,608,993)
Sarah Lawrence College has been dubbed as the pioneer for coeducational liberal arts, providing women professionals in arts and humanities quality education. This particular college justifies its high costs with their wide plethora of educational opportunities such as out-of-country school programs in France and Japan.
- Columbia University
Tuition: $65,524 (approx. P3,603,099)
Columbia University is an elite Ivy League school and it is one of the most expensive universities in the world. This prestigious university is home to plenty of Nobel Laureates who have graduated from or taught at Columbia. Their roster includes five founding fathers, 34 presidents and prime ministers, and nine Supreme Court justices in the United States.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Tuition: $65,500 (approx. P3,599,847)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a well-known private research institute in Cambridge, hailed as one of the most expensive schools in the world. This institution attracts some of the most brilliant young minds, honing them to best serve the modern fields of science and technology.
- The University of Chicago
Tuition: $64,965 (approx. P3,570,443)
Located in the heart of Illinois, the University of Chicago is a private research institution and is considered to be one of the United States’ premier institutions outside of the Ivy League. It consistently ranks in the top ten in national and international rankings. Many academic fields owe their growth to University of Chicago alumni.
- Wesleyan University
Tuition: $65,443 (approx. P3,598,776)
Wesleyan University is a diverse and innovative liberal arts school that emphasizes creativity and flexibility in its students. This particular university even has an open curriculum, allowing their students to choose from over 900 classes and 45 majors.
- Claremont McKenna University
Tuition: $64,325 (approx. P3,535,269)
Claremont McKenna University is a small private college that provides students an intimate, rich liberal arts experience. Students can choose from 33 majors with the most popular being economics, government, psychology, computer science, international relations and philosophy. Their forte, however, is on business management and political science.