The 40 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S.

A degree doesn't come cheap these days.

This past year the price of college tuition rose faster that inflation, according to the College Board, and the cost of attending college is now higher than ever. Scroll down to see which American colleges are the most expensive to attend.

1. Columbia University

New York City

Tuition: $54,504

2. Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Tuition: $54,410

3. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

Tuition: $54,347

4. Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Tuition: $54,280

5. Reed College

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Portland, Oregon

Tuition: $53,900

6. Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Tuition: $53,744

7. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Tuition: $53,692

8. Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Tuition: $53,650

9. Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Tuition: $53,480

10. University of Southern California

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Los Angeles, California

Tuition: $53,448

11. University of Chicago

Tuition: $53,292

12. Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Tuition: $53,240

13. Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

Tuition: $53,160

14. Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Tuition: $53,152

15. Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuition: $52,960

16. Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Tuition: $52,853

17. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

Tuition: $52,762

18. Scripps College

Tuition: $52,748

19. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tuition: $52,732

20. Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, New York

Tuition: $52,600

21. Claremont McKenna

Claremont, California

Tuition: $52,580

22. Boston College

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Tuition: $52,500

23. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

Tuition: $52,498

24. Hobart at William Smith Colleges

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Geneva, New York

Tuition: $52,345

25. Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Tuition: $52,280

26. Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania

Tuition: $52,278

27. Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

Tuition: $52,260

28. Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

Tuition: $52,250

29. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Tuition: $52,239

30. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Tuition: $52,231

31. Bard College

Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

Tuition: $52,226

32. Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Tuition: $52,174

33. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuition: $52,120

34. Bard College at Simon's Rock


Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Tuition: $52,118

35. Pitzer College

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Claremont, California

Tuition: $51,964

36. Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Tuition: $51,720

37. Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Tuition: $51,468

38. Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Tuition: $51,460

39. Yale College

New Haven, Connecticut

Tuition: $51,400

40. University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

Tuition: $51,090

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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