Best College Tuition List

See our college tuition list to help you choose the best college. College tuition rankings are shown for the top national and regional universities and colleges, and those with the best financial aid packages.

Last updated on December 7 2016 by College Financial Aid Advice

College Tuition Rankings Best Value National Universities

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Yale University, CT

The best value for these top-rated national universities is based upon the U.S. News and World Report 2014 edition of Best Colleges. This is my favorite college tuition rankings, because it shows what great tuition discounts you can receive as part of your financial aid package at these top schools.

Here are the top 10 National Universities based upon average discount from total cost for a recent year.

University % Students Receiving Financial Aid Based on Need Average Cost after Aid State
Harvard University 60% $15,486 MA
Yale University 54% $16,205 CT
Princeton University 59% $17,614 NJ
Stanford University 50% $18,593 CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. 58% $19,957 MA
Columbia University 50% $20,435 NY
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) 52% $21,551 CA
Dartmouth College 50% $21,587 NH
Cornell University 47% $21,849 NY
Brigham Young University 48% $12,367 UT

The best value for these top-rated national universities is based upon the U.S. News and World Report 2014 edition of Best Colleges. This is my favorite college tuition rankings, because it shows what great tuition discounts you can receive as part of your financial aid package at these top schools.

Here are the top 10 National Universities based upon average discount from total cost for a recent year.

University % Students Receiving Financial Aid Based on Need Average Cost after Aid State
Harvard University 60% $15,486 MA
Yale University 54% $16,205 CT
Princeton University 59% $17,614 NJ
Stanford University 50% $18,593 CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. 58% $19,957 MA
Columbia University 50% $20,435 NY
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) 52% $21,551 CA
Dartmouth College 50% $21,587 NH
Cornell University 47% $21,849 NY
Brigham Young University 48% $12,367 UT



College Tuition List Rankings Best National Universities

College Tuition Rankings

Harvard University, rated the best national university in the USA

Here is a college tuition list for the best national universities in the US, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2014. Some of these excellent schools also offer great financial aid packages, especially those in the prior list; in fact many of the top 10 are also in the top 10 for financial aid!

University 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees % Accepted Type State
Princeton University $40,170 7.8% Private NJ
Harvard University $42,292 6.0% Private MA
Yale University $44,000 7.0% Private CT
Columbia University $49,138 7.4% Private NY
Stanford University $43,245 6.6% Private CA
University of Chicago $46,386 13.2% Private IL
Duke University $45,476 13.4% Private NC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. $43,498 8.9% Private MA
University of Pennsylvania $45,890 12.6% Private PA
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) $41,538 11.8% Private CA
Dartmouth College $46,752 9.8% Private NH
Johns Hopkins University $45,470 17.7% Private MD
Northwestern University $45,527 15.3% Private IL
Brown University $45,612 9.6% Private RI
Washington University in St. Louis $44,841 17.9% Private MO
Cornell University $45,359 16.6% Private NY
Vanderbilt University $42,978 14.2% Private TN
Rice University $38,941 16.7% Private TX
University of Notre Dame $44,605 23.3% Private IN
Emory University $44,008 26.3% Private GA

For the full college tuition rankings by U.S. News and World Report, see colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com.

Here is a college tuition list for the best national universities in the US, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2014. Some of these excellent schools also offer great financial aid packages, especially those in the prior list; in fact many of the top 10 are also in the top 10 for financial aid!

University 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees % Accepted Type State
Princeton University $40,170 7.8% Private NJ
Harvard University $42,292 6.0% Private MA
Yale University $44,000 7.0% Private CT
Columbia University $49,138 7.4% Private NY
Stanford University $43,245 6.6% Private CA
University of Chicago $46,386 13.2% Private IL
Duke University $45,476 13.4% Private NC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. $43,498 8.9% Private MA
University of Pennsylvania $45,890 12.6% Private PA
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) $41,538 11.8% Private CA
Dartmouth College $46,752 9.8% Private NH
Johns Hopkins University $45,470 17.7% Private MD
Northwestern University $45,527 15.3% Private IL
Brown University $45,612 9.6% Private RI
Washington University in St. Louis $44,841 17.9% Private MO
Cornell University $45,359 16.6% Private NY
Vanderbilt University $42,978 14.2% Private TN
Rice University $38,941 16.7% Private TX
University of Notre Dame $44,605 23.3% Private IN
Emory University $44,008 26.3% Private GA

For the full college tuition rankings by U.S. News and World Report, see colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com.


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