Ten Smart Ways to Spend Your Money: Expensive Universities

Sarah Lawrence College

Knowledge is power – everybody knows it. But sometimes some “money-power” is needed before one can get to the power of the intellect. Here is a list of the ten most expensive colleges in the world, the ones where only the richest of the richest can become students.

1. Sarah Lawrence College – $55,788

Students here enjoy individual faculty tutorials and when evaluated, they don’t only get grades, but also a detailed written evaluation of their work.

Sarah Lawrence College2. Georgetown University – $52,161

This is a private, Jesuit university in Washington D.C. It is the oldest Catholic school in America and some very important personalities have graduated here: Antonin Scalia, William Clinton, and even Bill Clinton who in his senior year ran for student council president.

Georgetown University3. New York University – $51,993

This is the largest private nonprofit institution of higher education in America. Not only expensive, the NYU is ranked as one of the best universities in the world, counting 33 Nobel Prize winners, 19 Academy Awards, 16 Pulitzer Prizes, and many more.

New York University4. George Washington University – $51,775

The largest university in Washington offers 87 majors, and it is most famous for its political science, international affairs, law and medicine programs.

George Washington University5. Johns Hopkins University – $51,690

Founded in 1876, John Hopkins was a model for most research universities in the States. This is mainly because it was the first one to teach through seminars and not only through lectures, and it also was the first to offer an undergraduate major.

Johns Hopkins University6. Columbia University – $51,544

This is the fifth oldest university in the United States, and it was founded before the American Revolution. Numerous Nobel Prize winners (97) have graduated here, and among other famous alumni and affiliates are four Presidents of the United States, five Founding Fathers, 26 foreign heads of states and many more.

Columbia University7. Wesleyan University – $51,432

The Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Connecticut. It is the second most productive such college in the number of undergraduates who continue their study and earn a PhD.

Wesleyan University8. Trinity College – $51,400

With a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,341, this independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Connecticut is one of the best in the world, ranking 36th in the latest edition of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Trinity College9. Washington University in St. Luis – $51,329

Founded in 1853, this is a college that can proud itself with a large number of important alumni. Twenty-two Nobel Prize winners are associated with the Washington University.

Washington University in St. Luis10. Vassar College – $51,300

This is a highly selective coeducational liberal arts college. Among other important things, the Vassar College is known for its small class sizes.

Vassar College