The most expensive college in the United States is not an Ivy League school or even a highly competitive, top-tier university.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the most expensive college is Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, which devotes its resources to high-potential students who have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tuition at Landmark will run you $36,750. Room, board, and books are extra.
If that number makes you choke, this will cause a spasm: College tuition at four-year private colleges increased an average of 6 percent this year, according to the College Board.
- Landmark College: $36,750
- Sarah Lawrence College: $32,416
- Kenyon College: $32,170
- Trinity College (Connecticut): $31,940
- George Washington University: $31,710
- Hamilton College (New York): $31,700
- Bowdoin College: $31,656
- Wesleyan University: $31,650
- Columbia University: $31,472
- Colgate University: $31,440
Source: Chronicle for Higher Education
When it comes to ranking institutions of higher learning worldwide, American universities dominate.
That's the word from a new list of the world's most prestigious and famous universities created by The Times of London Higher Education Supplement, reports the AAP news service.
Led by Harvard University, fully seven of the top 10 schools are in the United States. Oxford and Cambridge are the only British universities to make the cut in the top 10, although two other schools--the London School of Economics and Imperial College came in at 11th and 14th respectively.
Why an international list? "Leading universities increasingly define themselves in terms of international competition," said John O'Leary, editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are based on the opinions of 1,300 academics in 88 countries, as well as the latest measures of research excellence and teaching.
The top 10 universities in the World University Rankings are:
- Harvard University (United States)
- University of California, Berkeley (United States)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
- California Institute of Technology (United States)
- Oxford University (United Kingdom)
- Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
- Stanford University (United States)
- Yale University (United States)
- Princeton University (United States)
- ETH Zurich (Switzerland)