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

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