The 10 Most Expensive Colleges: the Definitive List PART 7

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...

George Washington University

Washington, DC (a few blocks from the White House)

Annual tuition, fees, and room and board: $54,473

Students who apply to GW also frequently apply to: Boston University, Georgetown University, New York University

Random rankings: #51 (U.S. News, national universities), #71 (Washington Monthly, national universities)

$54,473 perks: Undergrads can choose from over 2,000 courses and they go to school in heart of the internship Mecca of the United States. There are more than 200 opportunities to study abroad as well.

Celebrity alumni: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (First Lady, USA), Rachel Zoe (fashionista), J. Edgar Hoover (longtime director, FBI)

What you could buy with $54,473 instead: one Louis Vuitton New Age Traveler Backpack ($54,000)