I’m a college dropout. I also think college is overrated and too damn expensive, but don’t tell that to my kids. I plan to raise them with a healthy respect and a motivation to go to college.
However, if “college is overrated” are fighting words for you, check out my colleague Sunny Chanel’s article on 30 Wildly Successful College Dropouts which includes the late Steve Jobs and arguably the most famous and influential personality in film, Steven Spielberg.
But, like my husband says, college isn’t just about academics, it’s about the experience. And if you’re a parent who is constantly gauging the cost of college then here are some of the most expensive colleges in America, according to Forbes, as reported by Yahoo.
And the most expensive college in America is… Harvard? Yale? Princeton? Wrong, wrong and wrong.
Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. tops the list for the second year in a row, with an all-in price of $58,334 a year, or close to $240,000 for a four-year course of studies. This includes not only tuition and room and board, but the cost of books and other costs such as transportation and mandatory computers.
The second most expensive college in the country, according to Forbes is the University of Chicago.
Third place goes to The New School in New York, NY.
If you want to see the entire top five you’ll have to click on over to Yahoo. They also go into detail on how and why these schools top the list.
If the price tag for Sarah Lawrence leaves you with sticker shock, head on over to The Top 10 Most Affordable Colleges. (Yes, there are some out there).
For more tips on savings, check out 9 Things Parents Should Know When Saving for College!