October 21, 2009

Vassar Makes Top 10 On $$$ List

CampusGrotto announced its annual list of most expensive colleges today, and Vassar moved from #16 to #10 for highest total cost. For most of us, that's not a good thing. Two years ago we weren't even in the top 20.

Vassar is listed at $50,875, right below Harvey Mudd College ($51,037) and above Wesleyan ($50,862). Sarah Lawrence tops the list for the second year in a row, followed by NYU, GW, Skidmore, Connecticut College and a few others.

CampusGrotto also lists schools by their highest tuition, ranking Vassar at #5. Last year we were #7.

Only tuition and room and board are taken into consideration, and not fees like Vassar's Student Activities Fee.


cecholst said...

Not to take away from the seriousness of the post, but how can Sarah Lawrence have a higher tuition than us, considering that they're, ah, much less prestigious than many of the other schools on the list.

Mina said...

see, these lists are so misleading because they don't take into account how much is given in financial aid at these schools. Baylor, Carnegie Mellon, and Sarah Lawrence only offered me about half their tuition (still generous, considering), but Vassar offered me significantly more, which helped make my college decision very easy. i know not everyone gets financial aid, but most people on campus are getting something. these articles just read like scare tactics to me and really stop people from applying to these institutions. i'm glad i didn't read any of them before i applied to college.

Anonymous said...

cecholst, you are an idiot.

Michael said...

cecholst, your response is so idiotic that it doesn't deserve a refutation.