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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.