US Top 100 Colleges Tuition & Cost Comparison

In this page, we introduce US top 100 colleges and its 2015 tuition costs. There are 44 public and 58 private schools in the US top 100. Next table shows the US top 100 schools by State. California State has most schools (12 schools) in the list.
StateNumber of Schools
California12 schools
New York11 schools
Massachusetts10 schools
Pennsylvania6 schools
Texas6 schools
North Carolina4 schools
Virginia4 schools
New Jersey3 schools
Georgia3 schools
Florida3 schools
Colorado3 schools
Ohio3 schools
District of Columbia3 schools
Illinois3 schools
Indiana3 schools
Missouri3 schools
Connecticut2 schools
Wisconsin2 schools
New Hampshire2 schools
Maryland2 schools
Michigan2 schools
Vermont1 schools
Nebraska1 schools
Oklahoma1 schools
Delaware1 schools
Alabama1 schools
Louisiana1 schools
Tennessee1 schools
Rhode Island1 schools
Utah1 schools
South Carolina1 schools
Iowa1 schools
Minnesota1 schools

2015 Tuition comparison between US top 100 colleges
Below section describes the tuition and other costs for each US top 100 school. You can analyze and compare 2015 tuition cost between them with tables. In addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the schools including statistical data for living costs, grants, and loans at US top 100 tuition comparing page.
Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate (2015)
The average undergraduate school tuition & fees for the US top 100 colleges is $ 11,944 for in-state students and $ 37,769 for out-of-state students.
Table. US Top 100 College Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate
RankingSchool NameUndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Princeton University $ 41,820$ 41,820
2Harvard University $ 43,938$ 40,416
3Yale University $ 45,800$ 37,600
4Columbia University in the City of New York $ 51,008$ 41,048
4Stanford University $ 45,195$ 44,184
4University of Chicago $ 49,380$ 49,644
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology $ 45,016$ 44,720
8Duke University $ 47,243$ 45,760
8University of Pennsylvania $ 47,668$ 29,890
10California Institute of Technology $ 43,362$ 41,790
11Dartmouth College $ 48,108$ 46,764
12Johns Hopkins University $ 47,060$ 47,060
13Northwestern University $ 47,251$ 46,836
14Washington University in St Louis $ 46,467$ 45,700
15Cornell University $ 47,286$ 29,500
16Brown University $ 47,434$ 46,408
16University of Notre Dame $ 46,237$ 45,610
16Vanderbilt University $ 43,838$ 42,768
19Rice University $ 40,566$ 32,745
20University of California-Berkeley $ 12,972$ 35,850$ 11,220$ 26,322
21Emory University $ 45,008$ 37,800
21Georgetown University $ 46,744$ 46,158
23University of California-Los Angeles $ 12,705$ 35,583$ 11,220$ 26,322
23DeVry University-Virginia --
25Carnegie Mellon University $ 49,022$ 39,727
25University of Southern California $ 48,280$ 38,448
27Tufts University $ 48,643$ 46,440
27Wake Forest University $ 46,200$ 35,364
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $ 13,486$ 41,906$ 20,078$ 40,564
30University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 8,336$ 33,418$ 8,693$ 25,904
31Boston College $ 47,436$ 25,164
32New York University $ 46,170$ 37,296
33College of William and Mary $ 17,656$ 39,916$ 7,576$ 22,519
33University of Rochester $ 46,960$ 34,608
35Brandeis University $ 47,558$ 45,000
35Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $ 11,394$ 30,698$ 12,344$ 27,600
37University of California-San Diego $ 13,427$ 36,305$ 11,220$ 26,322
38Case Western Reserve University $ 43,158$ 39,842
38University of California-Davis $ 13,896$ 36,774$ 11,220$ 26,322
40Lehigh University $ 44,890$ 24,120
40University of California-Santa Barbara $ 13,865$ 36,743$ 11,220$ 26,322
42Boston University $ 46,664$ 45,686
42Northeastern University $ 43,440$ 20,960
42Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $ 47,908$ 46,700
42University of California-Irvine $ 13,179$ 36,057$ 11,220$ 26,322
42University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $ 15,020$ 29,646$ 14,761$ 27,435
47University of Wisconsin-Madison $ 10,410$ 26,660$ 10,728$ 24,054
48Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $ 17,502$ 30,452$ 18,816$ 32,180
48University of Florida $ 6,313$ 28,591$ 10,770$ 27,335
48Miami Ad School-Miami Beach $ 17,400-
48Washington and Lee University $ 45,617$ 44,440
48Yeshiva University $ 38,730$ 27,070
53The University of Texas at Austin $ 9,830$ 34,836$ 10,878$ 20,698
54George Washington University $ 48,760$ 26,820
54Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Columbus --
54Pepperdine University $ 46,692$ 34,920
54Tulane University of Louisiana $ 48,305$ 46,326
58Fordham University $ 45,623$ 29,760
58Southern Methodist University $ 45,940$ 40,896
58Syracuse University $ 41,886$ 32,184
58University of Connecticut $ 12,700$ 32,880$ 12,202$ 31,674
62Brigham Young University-Provo $ 5,000$ 6,310
62Clemson University $ 13,446$ 31,462$ 8,076$ 16,868
62Purdue University-Main Campus $ 10,002$ 28,804$ 9,208$ 28,010
62University of Georgia $ 10,836$ 29,046$ 8,088$ 23,388
62University of Maryland-College Park $ 9,427$ 29,720$ 10,836$ 23,364
62University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 17,772$ 28,168$ 20,742$ 33,960
68Texas A & M University-College Station $ 9,685$ 26,583$ 5,741$ 14,429
68Worcester Polytechnic Institute $ 44,222$ 23,850
70Rutgers University-New Brunswick $ 13,813$ 28,591$ 15,888$ 26,736
71American University $ 41,833$ 26,676
71Baylor University $ 38,120$ 25,866
71University of Iowa $ 8,079$ 27,409$ 8,252$ 25,134
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $ 13,560$ 20,810$ 15,458$ 23,680
71Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $ 12,017$ 28,048$ 11,656$ 23,351
76Clark University $ 40,730$ 40,380
76Indiana University-Bloomington $ 10,388$ 33,241$ 8,196$ 25,295
76Marquette University $ 35,930$ 18,450
76Miami University-Oxford $ 14,287$ 30,391$ 12,887$ 28,449
76Stevens Institute of Technology $ 45,366$ 31,250
76SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $ 7,398$ 17,048$ 10,370$ 20,190
76Texas Christian University $ 38,600$ 24,120
76University of Delaware $ 12,342$ 30,692$ 29,250$ 29,250
76University of Massachusetts Amherst $ 13,443$ 28,998$ 2,640$ 9,937
85Michigan State University $ 13,200$ 34,965$ 15,504$ 30,456
85University of California-Santa Cruz $ 13,397$ 36,275$ 11,220$ 26,322
85University of Vermont $ 16,226$ 37,874$ 14,184$ 35,832
88SUNY at Binghamton $ 8,620$ 20,260$ 10,370$ 20,190
88Colorado School of Mines $ 16,918$ 33,598$ 14,790$ 31,470
88Stony Brook University $ 8,430$ 21,850$ 10,370$ 20,190
88The University of Alabama $ 9,826$ 24,950$ 9,826$ 24,950
88University of Colorado Boulder $ 10,789$ 33,151$ 10,224$ 27,522
88University of Denver $ 42,090$ 41,112
88University of Tulsa $ 35,855$ 20,160
95Drexel University $ 47,051$ 30,321
95Florida State University $ 6,507$ 21,673$ 9,684$ 24,116
95North Carolina State University at Raleigh $ 8,296$ 23,551$ 7,623$ 21,311
95University of San Diego $ 42,908$ 24,030
99Saint Louis University-Main Campus $ 37,966$ 18,540
99University of Missouri-Columbia $ 9,433$ 24,460$ 8,335$ 21,842
99University of Nebraska-Lincoln $ 8,170$ 22,090$ 6,840$ 19,572
99University of New Hampshire-Main Campus $ 16,552$ 29,532$ 13,500$ 26,460
Average$ 11,944$ 37,769 $ 11,680$ 31,285
Living Costs(2015)
The average living costs for the US top 100 colleges is $ 14,789 when living on campus and $ 15,060 when living off campus.
Table. US Top 100 College Living Costs (2015)
RankingSchool NameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
1Princeton University $ 13,620 $ 2,475 - -
2Harvard University $ 14,669 $ 2,643 - -
3Yale University $ 14,000 $ 720 - -
4Columbia University in the City of New York $ 12,432 $ 1,994 $ 16,515 $ 2,435
4Stanford University $ 13,631 $ 2,550 - -
4University of Chicago $ 14,215 $ 2,177 - -
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology $ 13,224 $ 1,790 - -
8Duke University $ 13,290 $ 2,206 - -
8University of Pennsylvania $ 13,464 $ 1,848 $ 13,464 $ 1,848
10California Institute of Technology $ 12,918 $ 3,387 $ 11,493 $ 4,266
11Dartmouth College $ 13,839 $ 2,010 - -
12Johns Hopkins University $ 14,246 $ 1,000 $ 9,298 $ 1,000
13Northwestern University $ 14,389 $ 1,965 $ 14,389 $ 2,949
14Washington University in St Louis $ 14,377 $ 4,574 $ 14,377 $ 4,654
15Cornell University $ 13,680 $ 1,770 $ 13,680 $ 1,770
16Brown University $ 11,994 $ 1,846 - -
16University of Notre Dame $ 13,224 $ 1,950 $ 13,224 $ 1,950
16Vanderbilt University $ 14,382 $ 2,730 - -
19Rice University $ 13,400 $ 1,550 $ 13,400 $ 1,550
20University of California-Berkeley $ 15,830 $ 4,325 $ 10,026 $ 10,484
21Emory University $ 12,760 $ 2,364 $ 12,760 $ 6,654
21Georgetown University $ 14,024 $ 2,572 - -
23University of California-Los Angeles $ 14,511 $ 4,164 $ 10,138 $ 10,232
23DeVry University-Virginia - - - -
25Carnegie Mellon University $ 12,400 $ 1,400 - -
25University of Southern California $ 13,334 $ 1,580 $ 13,334 $ 3,640
27Tufts University $ 12,634 $ 1,323 $ 5,134 $ 1,323
27Wake Forest University $ 12,638 $ 2,400 $ 12,638 $ 1,450
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $ 10,246 $ 2,204 $ 10,246 $ 4,406
30University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 10,592 $ 5,238 $ 10,592 $ 5,238
31Boston College $ 13,186 $ 1,400 $ 8,325 $ 3,000
32New York University $ 16,782 $ 2,000 $ 16,782 $ 2,000
33College of William and Mary $ 10,344 $ 1,925 $ 10,344 $ 2,430
33University of Rochester $ 13,708 $ 1,290 - -
35Brandeis University $ 13,192 $ 1,500 $ 13,192 $ 3,330
35Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $ 10,434 $ 1,720 $ 12,840 $ 1,720
37University of California-San Diego $ 12,254 $ 4,064 $ 9,650 $ 9,926
38Case Western Reserve University $ 13,376 $ 1,900 $ 13,376 $ 4,402
38University of California-Davis $ 14,316 $ 3,987 $ 8,201 $ 10,148
40Lehigh University $ 11,880 $ 1,065 $ 11,880 $ 1,065
40University of California-Santa Barbara $ 14,523 $ 4,974 $ 9,368 $ 10,863
42Boston University $ 14,030 $ 1,950 $ 14,030 $ 3,800
42Northeastern University $ 14,050 $ 1,800 $ 14,050 $ 1,800
42Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $ 13,620 $ 1,495 - -
42University of California-Irvine $ 12,638 $ 4,028 $ 9,335 $ 9,692
42University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $ 10,848 $ 2,500 - -
47University of Wisconsin-Madison $ 8,546 $ 4,238 $ 9,400 $ 3,438
48Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $ 10,548 $ 4,788 $ 10,548 $ 4,104
48University of Florida $ 9,630 $ 3,320 $ 9,630 $ 3,320
48Miami Ad School-Miami Beach - - $ 29,400 $ 6,744
48Washington and Lee University $ 10,645 $ 2,022 - -
48Yeshiva University $ 11,250 $ 5,351 - -
53The University of Texas at Austin $ 11,456 $ 4,310 $ 11,456 $ 4,310
54George Washington University $ 11,700 $ 1,475 $ 11,700 $ 1,475
54Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Columbus - - - -
54Pepperdine University $ 13,390 $ 1,900 $ 13,390 $ 1,900
54Tulane University of Louisiana $ 12,554 $ 1,049 $ 2,900 $ 1,049
58Fordham University $ 15,965 $ 2,743 $ 15,344 $ 2,671
58Southern Methodist University $ 14,645 $ 2,600 $ 8,500 $ 2,800
58Syracuse University $ 14,460 $ 1,596 $ 14,460 $ 1,596
58University of Connecticut $ 12,074 $ 2,650 $ 12,074 $ 2,600
62Brigham Young University-Provo $ 7,330 $ 4,480 $ 7,330 $ 3,750
62Clemson University $ 8,358 $ 6,208 $ 9,888 $ 6,208
62Purdue University-Main Campus $ 10,030 $ 1,760 $ 9,370 $ 3,140
62University of Georgia $ 9,246 $ 1,798 $ 7,434 $ 2,180
62University of Maryland-College Park $ 10,633 $ 3,162 $ 12,679 $ 3,824
62University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 10,800 $ 3,222 $ 10,800 $ 3,040
68Texas A & M University-College Station $ 9,522 $ 2,768 $ 9,522 $ 2,768
68Worcester Polytechnic Institute $ 13,082 $ 1,200 $ 12,650 $ 2,700
70Rutgers University-New Brunswick $ 11,749 $ 2,921 $ 17,710 $ 2,031
71American University $ 15,308 $ 1,179 $ 15,308 $ 1,879
71Baylor University $ 10,708 $ 3,882 $ 10,708 $ 3,150
71University of Iowa $ 9,614 $ 2,128 $ 8,360 $ 2,736
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $ 8,920 $ 2,194 $ 8,920 $ 2,194
71Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $ 8,270 $ 4,420 $ 8,270 $ 4,420
76Clark University $ 7,800 $ 950 $ 7,800 $ 1,050
76Indiana University-Bloomington $ 9,493 $ 3,036 $ 9,493 $ 4,070
76Marquette University $ 11,000 $ 2,299 $ 12,660 $ 4,660
76Miami University-Oxford $ 11,109 $ 2,777 $ 11,109 $ 5,017
76Stevens Institute of Technology $ 14,214 $ 900 $ 12,000 $ 1,500
76SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $ 15,120 $ 1,050 $ 10,135 $ 2,450
76Texas Christian University $ 11,380 $ 2,700 $ 11,380 $ 2,700
76University of Delaware $ 11,558 $ 1,500 $ 11,558 $ 1,500
76University of Massachusetts Amherst $ 10,957 $ 1,400 $ 10,957 $ 3,400
85Michigan State University $ 9,204 $ 1,886 $ 9,204 $ 1,886
85University of California-Santa Cruz $ 14,730 $ 4,661 $ 9,792 $ 10,708
85University of Vermont $ 10,780 $ 1,468 $ 10,062 $ 3,568
88SUNY at Binghamton $ 13,028 $ 1,000 $ 7,480 $ 2,195
88Colorado School of Mines $ 10,484 $ 2,515 $ 9,072 $ 2,500
88Stony Brook University $ 11,648 $ 1,868 $ 12,196 $ 5,336
88The University of Alabama $ 12,716 $ 3,463 $ 12,716 $ 5,312
88University of Colorado Boulder $ 12,810 $ 4,626 $ 9,072 $ 4,482
88University of Denver $ 11,109 $ 2,499 $ 11,109 $ 2,499
88University of Tulsa $ 10,476 $ 4,524 $ 8,588 $ 4,524
95Drexel University $ 14,367 $ 4,194 $ 14,367 $ 4,194
95Florida State University $ 10,208 $ 3,884 $ 10,208 $ 3,884
95North Carolina State University at Raleigh $ 10,030 $ 3,552 $ 10,030 $ 7,338
95University of San Diego $ 11,910 $ 3,159 $ 11,493 $ 4,266
99Saint Louis University-Main Campus $ 10,380 $ 4,838 $ 10,380 $ 4,838
99University of Missouri-Columbia $ 9,386 $ 3,664 $ 9,386 $ 3,664
99University of Nebraska-Lincoln $ 9,962 $ 3,604 $ 8,480 $ 3,604
99University of New Hampshire-Main Campus $ 10,360 $ 2,638 $ 10,360 $ 3,898
Average$ 12,159$ 2,630$ 11,264$ 3,796

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