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Eric Owens
Noodle Expert Member

March 11, 2021

Noodle analyzes data to determine which schools have the largest net price for the average student

From time to time, various media outlets create the hardy perennial that is a list of the 10 most expensive colleges in the United States. These lists are all a little different. Virtually everyone agrees that Sarah Lawrence College is the most expensive, for example, but an outfit called Gothamist gives Bates College the dubious honor. Numbers 2-10 are never quite the same. We scoured a bunch of lists to find the 10 schools that show up as most expensive most often. Forget order. We can say with confidence that all 10 of these undergrad schools are absurdly expensive. Today, we present...

Connecticut College

New London, CT (a smaller seaport city at the mouth of the Thames River)

Annual tuition, fees, and room and board: $54,970

Students who apply to Connecticut College also frequently apply to: Bowdoin College, Trinity College

Random rankings:

Forbes, America's Best Colleges : #83

Washington Monthly : #61

$54,970 perks: Over 50 percent of all students complete coursework overseas and you can add any international dimension to any degree program with a language component or an (often funded) internship abroad. On campus, there are quite a few legendary traditions and annual parties.

Celebrity alumni: Kimba Wood (federal judge), Sloane Crosley (noted American essayist)

What you could buy with $54,970 instead: Used 46-foot Hartley Green Sailboat ($54,900)

What do you think? Would you pick the boat or the B.A.?

(Check out The 10 Most Expensive Colleges: the Definitive List Part 4)