Ivy League Colleges Tuition Comparison

The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best ivy league schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Ivy League College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
Brown University Providence, RI Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 9% 9,458
Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 28,086
Cornell University Ithaca, NY Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 16% 21,904
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 10% 6,350
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 29,652
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 8,138
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 12% 24,876
Yale University New Haven, CT Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 12,385

Ivy League Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at Ivy League 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 Ivy League schools at Ivy League schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Ivy League - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Brown University $48,272$1,450 $48,272$1,450
Columbia University in the City of New York $50,526$1,200 $50,526$1,200
Cornell University $48,880$890 $48,880$890
Dartmouth College $48,120$1,260 $48,120$1,260
Harvard University $41,632$1,000 $41,632$1,000
Princeton University $43,450$1,050 $43,450$1,050
University of Pennsylvania $43,838$1,250 $43,838$1,250
Yale University $47,600$3,525 $47,600$3,525

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. Ivy League - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Brown University $49,146$1,450 $49,146$1,450
Columbia University in the City of New York $44,176$1,200 $44,176$1,200
Cornell University $29,581$890 $29,581$890
Dartmouth College $48,416$1,260 $48,416$1,260
Harvard University $42,874$1,000 $42,874$1,000
Princeton University $45,350$1,050 $45,350$1,050
University of Pennsylvania $34,268$1,250 $34,268$1,250
Yale University $38,700$3,525 $38,700$3,525

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. Ivy League - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Brown University $12,700$1,884 -- -
Columbia University in the City of New York $12,860$2,024 $16,830$4,815 $4,815
Cornell University $13,678$1,810 $13,678$1,810 $1,810
Dartmouth College $14,238$2,040 -- -
Harvard University $15,381$2,741 -- -
Princeton University $14,160$2,500 -- -
University of Pennsylvania $13,990$2,024 $13,990$2,024 $2,024
Yale University $14,600$720 -- -

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