America's Best Colleges

Rank Name State Cost Total Student Population
1 Williams College Massachusetts $61,850 2,124
2 Stanford University California $60,749 18,519
3 Swarthmore College Pennsylvania $60,671 1,552
4 Princeton University New Jersey $55,832 7,975
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts $59,020 11,189
6 Yale University Connecticut $61,620 11,906
7 Harvard University Massachusetts $59,950 28,147
8 Pomona College California $59,730 1,607
9 United States Military Academy New York N/A 4,592
10 Amherst College Massachusetts $61,544 1,817
11 Haverford College Pennsylvania $61,898 1,205
12 University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania $61,800 24,725
13 Brown University Rhode Island $60,460 8,885
14 Bowdoin College Maine $59,900 1,839
15 Wesleyan University Connecticut $62,849 3,262
16 Carleton College Minnesota $60,425 2,055
17 University of Notre Dame Indiana $60,117 12,126
18 Dartmouth College New Hampshire $63,279 6,277
19 Northwestern University Illinois $63,193 21,215
20 Columbia University New York $64,144 26,471
21 California Institute of Technology California $58,755 2,243
22 Davidson College North Carolina $57,458 1,790
23 Duke University North Carolina $61,748 15,386
24 University of Chicago Illinois $64,988 15,245
25 Tufts University Massachusetts $61,000 10,837
26 Vassar College New York $61,320 2,406
27 United States Naval Academy Maryland N/A 4,536
28 Georgetown University District of Columbia $62,179 17,357
29 Wellesley College Massachusetts $59,092 2,482
30 Middlebury College Vermont $59,470 2,516
31 Cornell University New York $61,618 21,424
32 Rice University Texas $54,291 6,484
33 Washington and Lee University Virginia $58,575 2,302
34 United States Air Force Academy Colorado N/A 4,120
35 Barnard College New York $61,512 2,504
36 Boston College Massachusetts $60,706 14,605
37 University of California, Berkeley California $56,197 35,893
38 Colgate University New York $60,050 2,886
39 Colby College Maine $59,110 1,863
40 University of Virginia Virginia $53,461 23,907
41 College of William and Mary Virginia $51,306 8,258
42 Kenyon College Ohio $60,070 1,667
43 Oberlin College Ohio $62,132 2,944
44 University of California, Los Angeles California $55,294 39,945
45 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan $53,490 43,426
46 Reed College Oregon $59,630 1,455
47 Whitman College Washington $56,600 1,539
48 Lafayette College Pennsylvania $59,750 2,488
49 Smith College Massachusetts $60,167 3,212
50 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina $45,806 29,278
51 Colorado College Colorado $57,400 2,022
52 Harvey Mudd College California $63,860 784
53 College of the Holy Cross Massachusetts $57,832 2,926
54 Vanderbilt University Tennessee $61,112 12,710
55 Hamilton College New York $59,590 1,884
56 Franklin and Marshall College Pennsylvania $60,765 2,365
57 Union College New York $60,150 2,241
58 Grinnell College Iowa $56,354 1,674
59 Carnegie Mellon University Pennsylvania $62,032 11,978
60 Bates College Maine $61,000 1,753
61 Wake Forest University North Carolina $60,242 7,432
62 University of Rochester New York $61,340 10,510
63 Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri $61,808 13,952
64 Cooper Union New York $60,075 939
65 Bryn Mawr College Pennsylvania $59,760 1,765
66 Macalester College Minnesota $57,478 2,070
67 Johns Hopkins University Maryland $61,502 20,871
68 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Illinois $43,468 44,520
69 Scripps College California $61,370 962
70 University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin $40,181 42,269
71 Villanova University Pennsylvania $58,736 10,583
72 New York University New York $63,540 44,516
73 University of Washington Washington $46,608 43,485
74 Brandeis University Massachusetts $61,070 5,808
75 Wheaton College Illinois $42,390 3,034
76 University of Texas, Austin Texas $50,200 52,186
77 Lehigh University Pennsylvania $57,145 7,080
78 University of Southern California California $62,180 39,958
79 Brigham Young University Utah $17,496 34,409
80 Occidental College California $63,363 2,178
81 Centre College Kentucky $48,020 1,344
82 University of Maryland, College Park Maryland $42,920 37,248
83 Trinity College Connecticut $62,310 2,371
84 Connecticut College Connecticut $60,780 1,933
85 Wofford College South Carolina $49,449 1,619
86 Santa Clara University California $59,589 8,519
87 University of Florida Florida $41,381 49,913
88 Dickinson College Pennsylvania $60,183 2,386
89 Boston University Massachusetts $61,446 32,603
90 Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia $42,688 21,557
91 DePauw University Indiana $53,290 2,336
92 Earlham College Indiana $52,710 1,196
93 Rhodes College Tennessee $53,422 1,927
94 University of Georgia Georgia $40,274 34,519
95 Denison University Ohio $56,520 2,339
96 University of Richmond Virginia $57,630 4,361
97 Mount Holyoke College Massachusetts $55,496 2,347
98 Sewanee—University of the South Tennessee $47,970 1,588
99 Sarah Lawrence College New York $64,122 1,736
100 Furman University South Carolina $57,276 2,915

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