2016 Top 10 Colleges Tuition Comparison and 2017 Estimation

In this page, we compare the tuition costs between 2016 US top 10 colleges ranked by U.S News.

General information and comparison between 2016 US top 10 colleges

In the top 10, private schools are positioned all top 10 spots where Princeton University is on the top of the list and Harvard University is positioned on second. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the 2016 US top 10 colleges.
Table. 2016 US Top 10 Schools Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
1 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
7%96%8,088 1:6 (16.67 %)
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6%97%28,791 1:8 (12.50 %)
3 Yale University
New Haven, CT
7%96%12,336 1:6 (16.67 %)
4 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
7%95%27,589 1:6 (16.67 %)
4 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
6%95%16,963 1:10 (10.00 %)
4 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
9%92%15,097 1:6 (16.67 %)
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,319 1:8 (12.50 %)
8 Duke University
Durham, NC
13%95%15,856 1:7 (14.29 %)
9 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
12%96%24,806 1:6 (16.67 %)
10 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
11%92%2,209 1:3 (33.33 %)
10 Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
18%92%21,372 1:9 (11.11 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compares the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calculated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.

UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Princeton University $43,450$45,540
Harvard University $45,278$46,658
Yale University $47,600$49,470
Columbia University in the City of New York $53,000$55,069
Stanford University $46,320$47,331
University of Chicago $51,351$54,649
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,704$48,455
Duke University $49,241$51,510
University of Pennsylvania $49,536$51,477
California Institute of Technology $45,390$47,512
Johns Hopkins University $48,710$50,417
Average$47,870$49,826
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Princeton University $45,350-
Harvard University $42,874$44,391
Yale University $38,700$39,832
Columbia University in the City of New York $44,176$45,543
Stanford University $46,320-
University of Chicago $52,713$54,822
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$51,343
Duke University $48,656-
University of Pennsylvania $34,268$35,610
California Institute of Technology $45,390$47,657
Johns Hopkins University $50,510$52,260
Average$45,293$46,432
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
Princeton University $16,660- $18,435-
Harvard University $18,122- $18,969-
Yale University $15,320- $15,944-
Columbia University in the City of New York $14,884$21,645 $15,356$24,723
Stanford University $16,732- $17,301-
University of Chicago $16,949- $17,524-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $15,546- $16,096-
Duke University $16,238- $15,116-
University of Pennsylvania $16,014$16,014 $16,748$16,748
California Institute of Technology $16,758$16,191 $17,223$16,759
Johns Hopkins University $15,576$10,497 $15,913$10,699
Average $16,254$16,086 $16,784$17,232

University of California 10 Campuses Admission and Tuition Comparison

In this page, we compare tuition and other college costs between University of California campuses for year 2016. The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three system public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System.

University of California has 10 campuses in United States ( and Inhabited territory). Total 264,220 students are enrolled in one of those campuses for academic year 2016-2017. The average acceptance ratio over all campuses is 38.33% . The average graduation rate of the University of California campuses is 82.22% and the average student to faculty ratio is 17.89:1.
Table. University of California 10 Campuses Overview
Campus NameHighest DegreeStudent PopulationAcceptance Ratio Graduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
BerkeleyBerkeley, CA Doctor's degree40,154 17% 92% 17:1
DavisDavis, CA Doctor's degree36,460 38% 85% 18:1
IrvineIrvine, CA Doctor's degree32,754 39% 87% 19:1
Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA Doctor's degree43,548 17% 91% 16:1
MercedMerced, CA Doctor's degree7,336 61% 66% 18:1
RiversideRiverside, CA Doctor's degree22,715 56% 73% 19:1
San DiegoLa Jolla, CA Doctor's degree34,979 34% 87% 19:1
San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA Doctor's degree3,145 - - -
Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA Doctor's degree24,346 33% 82% 17:1
Santa CruzSanta Cruz, CA Doctor's degree18,783 50% 77% 18:1
AverageTotal 264,22038.33%82.22%17.89:1

University of California 10 Campuses 2017 Tuition Comparison

Next table and chart illustrate the college costs including tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs of University of California 10 Campuses. The cost data officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education.
Undergraduate Graduate
The 2017 average undergraduate tuition & fees of is $13,548 for state residents and $40,230 for other students. The living costs are $19,471 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $15,121 when living off campus in average. In this year, Berkeley campus has the highest tuition and living costs of $63,051 based on out-of-state tuition & fees and on-campus living costs.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between University of California 10 Campuses
CampusTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Berkeley $13,509$40,191$1,262$21,598$15,702
Davis $14,046$40,728$1,601$19,320$14,271
Irvine $13,360$40,042$1,766$17,804$15,197
Los Angeles $12,920$39,602$1,636$19,500$15,807
Merced $13,262$39,944$1,444$20,805$12,809
Riverside $13,581$40,263$1,716$19,094$14,325
San Diego $13,645$40,327$1,541$17,053$15,752
San Francisco San Francisco Campus does not offer undergraduate programs.
Santa Barbara $14,073$40,755$1,431$19,668$15,960
Santa Cruz $13,539$40,221$1,470$20,399$16,268
Average$13,548$40,230$1,541$19,471$15,121
The 2017 average graduate tuition & fees of is $13,099 for state residents and $28,201 for other students. The living costs are $19,471 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $15,121 when living off campus in average.
Table. Graduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between University of California 10 Campuses
CampusTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Berkeley $13,509$28,611$1,262$21,598$15,702
Davis $13,237$28,339$1,601$19,320$14,271
Irvine $13,064$28,166$1,766$17,804$15,197
Los Angeles $12,683$27,785$1,636$19,500$15,807
Merced $12,931$28,033$1,444$20,805$12,809
Riverside $13,338$28,440$1,716$19,094$14,325
San Diego $13,085$28,187$1,541$17,053$15,752
San Francisco $12,506$27,608---
Santa Barbara $13,249$28,351$1,431$19,668$15,960
Santa Cruz $13,386$28,488$1,470$20,399$16,268
Average$13,099$28,201$1,541$19,471$15,121

Pennsylvania State University(PSU) Campuses 2015-2016 Tuition & Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation

In this page, we introduce colleges which is members of Pennsylvania State University major program and compare tuition costs between them for year 2016. The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery.

General information and comparison between Pennsylvania State University Colleges

In Pennsylvania State University, all member is public school. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the Pennsylvania State University members.
Table. Pennsylvania State University Overview
Name Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Carlisle, PA
--153 -
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Erie, PA
84%67%4,138 1:15 (6.67 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley
Malvern, PA
--469 -
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine
Hershey, PA
--842 -
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington
New Kensington, PA
74%43%665 1:13 (7.69 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango
Sharon, PA
69%33%539 1:11 (9.09 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Lehman, PA
82%50%545 1:13 (7.69 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton
Dunmore, PA
82%48%1,126 1:16 (6.25 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley
Center Valley, PA
85%46%913 1:14 (7.14 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
Altoona, PA
85%66%3,903 1:17 (5.88 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver
Monaca, PA
87%45%720 1:16 (6.25 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Reading, PA
83%54%2,839 1:17 (5.88 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA
80%61%4,519 1:14 (7.14 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine
Media, PA
79%35%1,488 1:15 (6.67 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois
DuBois, PA
88%56%615 1:11 (9.09 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly
Lemont Furnace, PA
89%44%717 1:11 (9.09 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, PA
86%48%850 1:14 (7.14 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
54%86%47,040 1:17 (5.88 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny
McKeesport, PA
80%43%604 1:12 (8.33 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
Mont Alto, PA
83%51%940 1:11 (9.09 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington
Abington, PA
78%47%3,952 1:20 (5.00 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill
Schuylkill Haven, PA
81%36%796 1:14 (7.14 %)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York
York, PA
84%45%1,172 1:14 (7.14 %)
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
University Park, PA
71%25%10,805 1:12 (8.33 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compars the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calcluated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.
UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. Pennsylvania State University Campuses 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University -- --
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College $14,610$22,344 $14,632$22,880
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley -- --
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine -- --
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington $13,608$20,294 $13,628$20,314
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango $13,354$19,910 $13,376$19,932
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre $13,598$20,284 $13,608$20,294
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton $13,902$21,096 $13,922$21,480
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley $13,964$21,158 $13,998$21,557
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona $14,610$22,344 $14,632$22,880
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver $13,660$20,346 $13,684$20,370
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks $14,610$22,344 $14,632$22,880
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg $14,610$22,344 $14,632$22,880
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine $13,964$21,158 $13,986$21,544
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois $13,546$20,232 $13,564$20,250
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly $13,608$20,294 $13,628$20,314
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton $13,902$21,096 $13,922$21,480
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $17,514$31,346 $17,526$32,266
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny $13,660$20,346 $13,672$20,358
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto $13,670$20,356 $13,692$20,378
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington $13,954$21,266 $13,966$21,765
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill $13,902$21,096 $13,934$21,493
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York $13,964$21,158 $13,998$21,557
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus -- --
Average$14,110$21,540$14,131$21,843
Table. Pennsylvania State University 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University -- --
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College $20,280$26,482 $20,828$27,116
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley $23,084$37,168 $23,293$37,831
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine $20,990$34,952 $21,544$35,979
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington $19,706$24,774 $19,726$24,794
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango $18,550$24,304 $18,572$24,326
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre $19,696$24,764 $19,706$24,774
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton $20,218$25,760 $20,764$26,228
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley $20,280$25,822 $20,841$26,304
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona $20,280$26,482 $20,828$27,116
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver $19,758$24,826 $19,782$24,850
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks $20,280$26,482 $20,828$27,116
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg $20,280$26,482 $20,828$27,116
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine $20,280$25,822 $20,828$26,292
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois $19,644$24,712 $19,662$24,730
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly $19,706$24,774 $19,726$24,794
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton $20,218$25,760 $20,764$26,228
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $20,270$34,084 $20,807$35,086
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny $19,758$24,826 $19,770$24,838
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto $19,768$24,836 $19,790$24,858
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington $20,270$25,958 $20,807$26,570
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill $20,218$25,760 $20,777$26,240
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York $20,280$25,822 $20,841$26,304
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus -- --
Average$20,173$26,847$20,514$27,249
Table. Pennsylvania State University 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University -- --
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley -- --
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine -- --
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill $15,714$15,714 $16,101$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York -$15,714 -$16,101
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus -$14,148 -$14,536
Average $15,714$15,639 $16,101$16,026

13 Top Massachusetts Colleges 2016 Tuition Comparison and 2017 Estimation

There are 201 schools in Massachusetts State - 43 public and 158 private school. As widely known, MA state has many outstanding schools such as Harvard University and MIT. In fact, as many as 13 schools in MA state (all private schools) are listed in the Best 100 US Colleges

General information and comparison between Top 13 Massachusetts Colleges

All private schools are positioned all top 10 spots where Harvard University is on the top of the list and Williams College is positioned on second. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the best Massachusetts state colleges.
Table. Best Massachusetts State Schools Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
1 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6%97%28,791 1:8 (12.50 %)
2 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
17%96%2,126 1:6 (16.67 %)
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,319 1:8 (12.50 %)
4 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
14%95%1,792 1:8 (12.50 %)
5 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
29%92%2,323 1:7 (14.29 %)
6 Tufts University
Medford, MA
19%92%10,907 1:9 (11.11 %)
7 Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
32%92%14,317 1:15 (6.67 %)
8 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
37%90%5,945 1:10 (10.00 %)
9 Smith College
Northampton, MA
43%85%2,989 1:9 (11.11 %)
10 College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
33%93%2,787 1:10 (10.00 %)
11 Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
47%81%2,255 1:10 (10.00 %)
12 Boston University
Boston, MA
46%84%32,112 1:13 (7.69 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compars the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calcluated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.
UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Harvard University $45,278$46,658
Williams College $50,070$51,894
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,704$48,455
Amherst College $50,562$52,683
Wellesley College $46,836$48,662
Tufts University $50,604$52,644
Boston College $49,324$51,287
Brandeis University $49,598$51,815
Smith College $46,288$47,906
College of the Holy Cross $47,176$48,708
Mount Holyoke College $43,886$45,151
Boston University $48,436$50,275
Average$47,896$49,678
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Harvard University $42,874$44,391
Williams College $48,581$50,566
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$51,343
Amherst College --
Wellesley College --
Tufts University $49,218$51,298
Boston College $26,262$27,310
Brandeis University $45,988$46,914
Smith College $46,010$47,624
College of the Holy Cross --
Mount Holyoke College $16,773$14,141
Boston University $48,082$49,908
Average$41,451$42,610
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
Harvard University $18,122- $18,969-
Williams College $15,370- $15,844-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $15,546- $16,096-
Amherst College $15,010$15,010 $15,559$15,559
Wellesley College $15,754$3,050 $16,317$3,050
Tufts University $14,496$6,896 $15,055$7,364
Boston College $15,046$11,000 $15,520$12,442
Brandeis University $15,356$12,414 $16,050$10,489
Smith College $17,398- $18,010-
College of the Holy Cross $13,648$13,648 $14,057$14,057
Mount Holyoke College $13,810$12,520 $14,190$13,183
Boston University $16,470$15,980 $16,975$15,980
Average $15,502$11,314 $16,053$11,515