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The 10 Most Expensive Colleges
The economy has taken its toll on everyone--including universities. Unfortunately, you're the one who has to bear the burden! We don't know what schools you're looking at as you save for college, but consider the priciest of the pricey:
George Washington University: Washington, DC - $40,437
Sarah Lawrence College: Bronxville, NY - $40,350
Kenyon College: Gambier, OH - $40,240
Vassar College: Poughkeepsie, NY - $40,210
Bucknell University: Lewisburg, PA - $39,652
Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA - $39,564
Colgate University: Hamilton, NY - $39,545
Columbia University: New York, NY - $39,326
St. John's College: Annapolis, MD - $39,154
Wesleyan University: Middletown, CT - $38,934
Based on what we (and most of our cohorts) spent time doing during undergrad, we aren't sure it's worth this kind of coin. A college education is definitely important, but so is being able to get by after graduation without huge loan payments (especially if you leave one of these fine institutions with a Liberal Arts degree as most tend to do.)
Do you think an undergrad degree from one of these colleges would give you enough advantage to warrant the expense, or is State U good enough for you? Let us know how you plan to finance education for you or your kids.