The price of college tuition in America is constantly on the rise. To determine the actual cost of spending a year at a top college, you need to factor in not just tuition but the accommodation fees required by each student. A ranking by BI calculated the true financial burden on students by looking at tuition and fees as well as room and board. Based on those calculations, here are the 30 most expensive colleges in the United States of America.
30. Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
It’s not the most expensive liberal arts institution in America, but Williams College is – according to the 2015 edition of Best Colleges – the best liberal arts school. The publication ranks it number one of all liberal arts colleges in the country. Last year wasn’t any different, Williams College was also chosen as first place in an article published by Forbes. Founded in 1793, it’s also one of the oldest colleges in the country. One of the major draw-cards of the institution, which no doubt contributes to its high ranking, is class sizes: Williams has small classes, with a student to teacher ratio of 7:1. Set on a rural campus of 450 acres, Williams College costs $61,070 per year to attend, including room and board. According to Forbes 65% of all students at Williams are receiving some degree of financial aid.