US Top 100 Colleges Tuition & Cost Comparison

Forbes has announced America's Best Colleges July, 2012. Here, we provide tuition and living costs comparison between the top 100 us colleges.

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The top state that has most schools in top 100 list is Massachusetts. and California and New York State has 9 schools and Pennsylvania has 9 schools in the list. 33 States has at at least 1 schools in top 100 colleges and 27 states have none. Next table shows number of top 100 schools by states.

StateNumber of Schools
Massachusetts13 schools
California11 schools
New York11 schools
Pennsylvania9 schools
Connecticut4 schools
Illinois4 schools
North Carolina4 schools
Virginia4 schools
Indiana3 schools
Maine3 schools
Colorado2 schools
District of Columbia2 schools
Maryland2 schools
Michigan2 schools
Minnesota2 schools
Ohio2 schools
Oregon2 schools
Tennessee2 schools
Texas2 schools
Washington2 schools
Florida1 schools
Georgia1 schools
Iowa1 schools
Kentucky1 schools
Missouri1 schools
Nebraska1 schools
New Hampshire1 schools
New Jersey1 schools
Rhode Island1 schools
South Carolina1 schools
Utah1 schools
Vermont1 schools
Wisconsin1 schools

Tuition and Living Cost Comparison Table
Next table shows tuition and living costs comparison by order of college ranking. You can see detail information of tuition costs and financial information of desired school by following links on the school name.



2012 US Top 100 College Tuition Comparison Summary Table
RankingSchool NameLocationTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State On CampusOff Campus
1 Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey$ 37,000$ 37,000$ 865$ 1,200$ 14,869N/A
2 Williams CollegeWilliamstown, Massachusetts$ 42,938$ 42,938$ 252$ 800$ 13,151N/A
3 Stanford UniversityStanford, California$ 40,050$ 40,050$ 1,514$ 1,500$ 14,691N/A
4 University of ChicagoChicago, Illinois$ 41,853$ 41,853$ 930$ 1,300$ 14,870N/A
5 Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut$ 40,500$ 40,500N/A$ 3,150$ 14,600N/A
6 Harvard UniversityCambridge, Massachusetts$ 36,305$ 36,305$ 3,546$ 1,000$ 15,149N/A
8 Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, New York$ 43,088$ 43,088$ 2,202$ 1,040$ 12,878N/A
9 Pomona CollegeClaremont, California$ 39,572$ 39,572$ 310$ 900$ 14,536N/A
10 Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, Pennsylvania$ 40,816$ 40,816$ 334$ 1,150$ 13,595N/A
11 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, Massachusetts$ 40,460$ 40,460$ 272$ 1,050$ 13,488N/A
12 University of Notre DameNotre Dame, Indiana$ 40,910$ 40,910$ 507$ 950$ 12,890N/A
13 Amherst CollegeAmherst, Massachusetts$ 42,170$ 42,170$ 728$ 1,000$ 13,000N/A
14 Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, Maine$ 42,386$ 42,386$ 430$ 820$ 12,904N/A
15 Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, Virginia$ 40,990$ 40,990$ 937$ 1,800$ 11,116N/A
16 Wellesley CollegeWellesley, Massachusetts$ 40,410$ 40,410$ 250$ 800$ 13,840$ 3,050
17 University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$ 37,620$ 37,620$ 4,478$ 1,160$ 14,102N/A
18 California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, California$ 36,387$ 36,387$ 1,317$ 1,323$ 15,063$ 14,913
19 Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island$ 41,328$ 41,328$ 902$ 1,312$ 12,608N/A
20 Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, New York$ 44,050$ 44,050$ 655$ 900$ 11,780N/A
21 Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, Connecticut$ 43,404$ 43,404$ 270$ 1,300$ 13,397N/A
22 Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Illinois$ 41,592$ 41,592$ 391$ 1,797$ 15,049N/A
23 Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, California$ 41,995$ 41,995$ 245$ 900$ 14,725$ 14,931
24 Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina$ 40,665$ 40,665$ 1,273$ 1,340$ 14,047N/A
25 Colby CollegeWaterville, Maine$ 41,020$ 41,020$ 1,800$ 700$ 11,880N/A
26 Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Massachusetts$ 41,480$ 41,480$ 724$ 1,000$ 13,524$ 9,300
27 Haverford CollegeHaverford, Pennsylvania$ 41,830$ 41,830$ 378$ 1,194$ 14,310N/A
28 Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, California$ 42,140$ 42,140$ 270$ 800$ 14,758N/A
29 Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, Colorado$ 39,900$ 39,900N/A$ 1,182$ 10,918N/A
30 Davidson CollegeDavidson, North Carolina$ 38,481$ 38,481$ 385$ 1,000$ 12,632$ 12,632
31 Carleton CollegeNorthfield, Minnesota$ 42,690$ 42,690$ 252$ 730$ 12,668N/A
32 Tufts UniversityMedford, Massachusetts$ 41,998$ 41,998$ 964$ 800$ 12,838N/A
33 Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, Tennessee$ 40,320$ 40,320$ 1,012$ 1,344$ 15,878N/A
34 Dartmouth CollegeHanover, New Hampshire$ 41,736$ 41,736$ 1,260$ 1,851$ 13,791N/A
36 University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesville, Virginia$ 9,240$ 33,562$ 2,546$ 1,184$ 11,016N/A
37 Rice UniversityHouston, Texas$ 34,900$ 34,900$ 651$ 800$ 13,820$ 13,820
38 Georgetown UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$ 40,920$ 40,920$ 473$ 1,200$ 15,532N/A
39 Kenyon CollegeGambier, Ohio$ 41,090$ 41,090$ 1,540$ 1,800$ 11,250N/A
40 College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, Virginia$ 8,270$ 30,547$ 4,862$ 1,150$ 10,692N/A
41 College of the Holy CrossWorcester, Massachusetts$ 40,910$ 40,910$ 578$ 700$ 12,170N/A
42 Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, Vermont$ 42,048$ 42,048$ 380$ 1,000$ 13,622N/A
44 Whitman CollegeWalla Walla, Washington$ 40,180$ 40,180$ 316$ 1,400$ 10,960N/A
45 University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, California$ 11,220$ 34,098$ 1,466$ 1,509$ 17,361$ 14,487
46 Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia$ 40,600$ 40,600$ 564$ 1,100$ 13,728N/A
47 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina$ 5,128$ 24,953$ 1,881$ 1,150$ 13,156$ 13,156
48 Colgate UniversityHamilton, New York$ 42,625$ 42,625$ 295$ 1,110$ 11,540N/A
49 Lafayette CollegeEaston, Pennsylvania$ 40,340$ 40,340$ 318$ 1,000$ 13,362N/A
50 University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, California$ 11,220$ 34,098$ 1,614$ 1,202$ 18,596$ 14,125
51 Cornell UniversityIthaca, New York$ 41,325$ 41,325$ 216$ 800$ 14,784$ 14,784
52 Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania$ 39,860$ 39,860$ 964$ 1,000$ 13,890N/A
53 Wake Forest UniversityWinston Salem, North Carolina$ 41,100$ 41,100$ 476$ 1,025$ 13,635N/A
54 Scripps CollegeClaremont, California$ 41,736$ 41,736$ 214$ 800$ 13,950N/A
55 Brandeis UniversityWaltham, Massachusetts$ 40,514$ 40,514$ 1,346$ 1,000$ 13,556$ 13,556
56 Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, Pennsylvania$ 43,628$ 43,628$ 238$ 900$ 12,374N/A
57 University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, Michigan$ 12,440$ 37,588$ 194$ 1,048$ 11,522$ 11,522
58 Barnard CollegeNew York, New York$ 40,422$ 40,422$ 1,762$ 1,146$ 14,748$ 2,836
59 Sewanee-The University of the SouthSewanee, Tennessee$ 32,020$ 32,020$ 272$ 800$ 10,326N/A
60 Centre CollegeDanville, Kentucky$ 34,000$ 34,000N/A$ 1,300$ 9,800$ 8,450
61 Wabash CollegeCrawfordsville, Indiana$ 31,800$ 31,800$ 650$ 1,000$ 9,600N/A
62 Union CollegeLincoln, Nebraska$ 18,120$ 18,120$ 660$ 1,000$ 9,320$ 11,700
63 Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, Iowa$ 39,250$ 39,250$ 560$ 900$ 11,134N/A
64 Hamilton CollegeClinton, New York$ 42,220$ 42,220$ 420$ 1,300$ 11,330N/A
65 Kalamazoo CollegeKalamazoo, Michigan$ 35,508$ 35,508$ 412$ 900$ 9,912N/A
66 Smith CollegeNorthampton, Massachusetts$ 39,800$ 39,800$ 270$ 800$ 15,123N/A
67 Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, Maryland$ 42,280$ 42,280N/A$ 1,200$ 13,962N/A
68 Reed CollegePortland, Oregon$ 42,540$ 42,540$ 260$ 950$ 11,950$ 7,140
69 Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$ 43,160$ 43,160$ 850$ 1,000$ 12,510N/A
70 Connecticut CollegeNew London, Connecticut$ 43,695$ 43,695$ 295$ 900$ 12,380N/A
71 Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, Missouri$ 40,950$ 40,950$ 1,042$ 1,390$ 15,519N/A
72 Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, California$ 39,048$ 39,048N/A$ 1,656$ 15,093$ 14,922
73 University of RichmondUniversity of Richmond, Virginia$ 43,170$ 43,170N/A$ 1,050$ 10,240$ 10,240
74 Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, California$ 41,860$ 41,860$ 1,011$ 1,180$ 14,292$ 11,041
75 Oberlin CollegeOberlin, Ohio$ 42,842$ 42,842$ 368$ 1,808$ 12,250N/A
76 Bates CollegeLewiston, Maine$ 42,550$ 42,550$ 250$ 800$ 13,750N/A
77 Mount Holyoke CollegeSouth Hadley, Massachusetts$ 41,270$ 41,270$ 186$ 950$ 13,090N/A
78 Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, Minnesota$ 41,800$ 41,800$ 200$ 1,010$ 10,284N/A
79 DePauw UniversityGreencastle, Indiana$ 36,500$ 36,500$ 470$ 900$ 10,930N/A
80 University of FloridaGainesville, Florida$ 4,060$ 25,276$ 1,597$ 1,070$ 12,530$ 12,530
81 Wheaton CollegeNorton, Massachusetts$ 41,600$ 41,600$ 294$ 940$ 11,730$ 2,560
82Hillsdale CollegeMichganN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
83 Villanova UniversityVillanova, Pennsylvania$ 40,530$ 40,530$ 580$ 950$ 12,460$ 12,460
84 Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, New York$ 41,520$ 41,520$ 860$ 1,300$ 12,820N/A
85 Lawrence UniversityAppleton, Wisconsin$ 38,205$ 38,205$ 276$ 900$ 9,290N/A
86 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, Illinois$ 11,847$ 27,219$ 2,734$ 1,200$ 12,590N/A
87 University of Washington-Seattle CampusSeattle, Washington$ 9,746$ 27,230$ 828$ 1,035$ 12,450$ 12,450
88 George Washington UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$ 42,332$ 42,332$ 45$ 1,275$ 11,725N/A
89 Trinity CollegeHartford, Connecticut$ 41,980$ 41,980$ 2,090$ 1,000$ 12,505N/A
90 Willamette UniversitySalem, Oregon$ 38,800$ 38,800$ 212$ 920$ 10,470N/A
91 St Lawrence UniversityCanton, New York$ 42,420$ 42,420$ 315$ 750$ 11,905$ 5,300
92 Southwestern UniversityGeorgetown, Texas$ 33,440$ 33,440N/A$ 1,000$ 10,900N/A
93 Brigham Young University-ProvoProvo, Utah$ 4,560$ 4,560N/A$ 900$ 11,128$ 11,128
94 Franklin and Marshall CollegeLancaster, Pennsylvania$ 42,510$ 42,510$ 100$ 1,200$ 12,770N/A
95 University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, California$ 42,162$ 42,162$ 656$ 1,500$ 13,558$ 13,558
96 Furman UniversityGreenville, South Carolina$ 39,200$ 39,200$ 360$ 1,150$ 12,386$ 12,386
97 New York UniversityNew York, New York$ 39,344$ 39,344$ 2,262$ 1,070$ 16,182$ 16,182
98 Boston UniversityBoston, Massachusetts$ 40,848$ 40,848$ 572$ 940$ 14,482N/A
99 Wheaton CollegeWheaton, Illinois$ 28,960$ 28,960N/A$ 816$ 10,220N/A
100 University of RochesterRochester, New York$ 41,040$ 41,040$ 786$ 1,250$ 13,684N/A
Average$ 36,847$ 38,840$ 865$ 1,115$ 12,952$ 11,256

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