World’s most expensive universities

With annual tuition fees of $40,437, George Washington University tops the list


With tuition fees at $40,437 (USD) for the 2008-2009 academic year, George Washington University in Washington D.C. has the highest tuition fees in the United States according to Forbes magazine.

Also in the top 5 are Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York State ($40,350), Kenyon College in Ohio ($40,240), Vassar College in New York State ($40,210), and Bucknell University in Pennsylvania ($36,652).

The list of pricey universities outside of the U.S. includes Canada’s own Quest University ($20,500), Switzerland’s Franklin University ($33,100), the American University of Paris ($33,000), Imperial College London ($27,800) and the National University of Singapore ($24,000).

Of course, these figures (all in USD) do not include the cost of books and supplies, room and board, transportation and other expenses which amount to many thousands of dollars more.


World’s most expensive universities

  1. in state/province vs. out-of-state/province student prices, macleans

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