GW Falls to No. 3!
This year’s campusgrotto.com list of the Most Expensive Colleges for 2009-2010 is out, and the leaderboard has changed over previous years. Former Most Expensive College George Washington (2007-08) has “slipped” from the number two to the number three spot with a total cost estimate of $51,730. Close behind at number seven is that other local tuition “powerhouse,” Georgetown. Other institutions that are at least somewhat close-by on the top 100 list include: Johns Hopkins (6), Richmond (77), Loyola University Maryland (93), and Washington and Lee University (94). The campusgrotto.com list calculates total cost as Tution + Room and Board, but does not include books or fees.
Don’t have a heart attack, applicants; many of these institutions offer pretty generous financial aid packages. These are still some pretty steep price tags; even the institution at the bottom of the list, Northeastern University, tops $46,000!
Did I miss any other local high-dollar institutions?