Best 2015 US Top 10 Colleges Tuition Comparison

Belwo we introduce the 2015 US Top 10 colleges where Princeton University is ranked top and Harvard University is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the 2015 us top 10 schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Best 2015 US Top 10 College Overview
RankNameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 8,138
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 29,652
3 Yale University New Haven, CT Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 12,385
4 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 28,086
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 16,980
4 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 9% 15,391
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 8% 11,331
8 Duke University Durham, NC Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 13% 15,984
8 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 12% 24,876
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 11% 2,255

Best 2015 US Top 10 Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best 2015 US Top 10 colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best 2015 US Top 10 schools at best 2015 US Top 10 schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best 2015 US Top 10 - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Princeton University $43,450$1,050 $43,450$1,050
Harvard University $41,632$1,000 $41,632$1,000
Yale University $47,600$3,525 $47,600$3,525
Columbia University in the City of New York $50,526$1,200 $50,526$1,200
Stanford University $45,729$1,425 $45,729$1,425
University of Chicago $49,026$1,800 $49,026$1,800
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,400$1,000 $46,400$1,000
Duke University $47,650$1,260 $47,650$1,260
University of Pennsylvania $43,838$1,250 $43,838$1,250
California Institute of Technology $43,710$1,323 $43,710$1,323

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best 2015 US Top 10 - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Princeton University $45,350$1,050 $45,350$1,050
Harvard University $42,874$1,000 $42,874$1,000
Yale University $38,700$3,525 $38,700$3,525
Columbia University in the City of New York $44,176$1,200 $44,176$1,200
Stanford University $46,320$1,425 $46,320$1,425
University of Chicago $52,713$1,800 $52,713$1,800
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$1,000 $49,272$1,000
Duke University $48,656$1,260 $48,656$1,260
University of Pennsylvania $34,268$1,250 $34,268$1,250
California Institute of Technology $45,390$1,323 $45,390$1,323

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best 2015 US Top 10 - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Princeton University $14,160$2,500 -- -
Harvard University $15,381$2,741 -- -
Yale University $14,600$720 -- -
Columbia University in the City of New York $12,860$2,024 $16,830$4,815 $4,815
Stanford University $14,107$2,625 -- -
University of Chicago $14,772$2,177 -- -
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $13,730$1,816 -- -
Duke University $14,032$2,206 -- -
University of Pennsylvania $13,990$2,024 $13,990$2,024 $2,024
California Institute of Technology $13,371$3,387 $11,970$4,221 $4,221

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