Top 10 Universities Academic Key Facts Comparison

Next table compares general academic characteristics of the top 10 universities schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Best Top 10 Universities College Overview
RankNameLocationType/LevelAcceptance RatesPopulation
1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
7% 8,181
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
6% 29,908
3 Yale University New Haven, CT Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
7% 12,458
4 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
7% 29,372
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
5% 17,184
4 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
8% 15,775
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
8% 11,376
8 Duke University Durham, NC Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
11% 15,735
8 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
10% 24,960
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
9% 2,240

Top 10 Universities Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top 10 Universities is $49,610 in academic year 2016-2017. Next tables compare the undergraduate tuition & fees at 10 schools in Top 10 Universities.
Table. Best Top 10 Universities Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
NameTuitionFeesTotal
Princeton University$45,300-$45,300
Harvard University$43,280$3,794$47,074
Yale University$49,480-$49,480
Columbia University in the City of New York$52,525$2,531$55,056
Stanford University$47,331$609$47,940
University of Chicago$50,997$1,494$52,491
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$48,140$312$48,452
Duke University$49,575$1,690$51,265
University of Pennsylvania$45,556$5,908$51,464
California Institute of Technology$45,846$1,731$47,577
Average$47,803$1,807$49,610
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Top 10 Universities Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average graduate tuition & fees of Top 10 Universities is $46,464 in academic year 2016-2017. Next tables compare the graduate tuition & fees at 10 schools in Top 10 Universities.
Table. Best Top 10 Universities Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees
NameTuitionFeesTotal
Princeton University$45,320$1,900$47,220
Harvard University$43,296$1,088$44,384
Yale University$39,800-$39,800
Columbia University in the City of New York$43,552$2,002$45,554
Stanford University$47,331$609$47,940
University of Chicago$53,712$1,128$54,840
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$48,140$3,108$51,248
Duke University$49,500$1,102$50,602
University of Pennsylvania$32,286$3,318$35,604
California Institute of Technology$45,846$1,605$47,451
Average$44,878$1,586$46,464
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Top 10 Universities Living Costs Comparison

The average living costs including room, board, and other living expenses of Top 10 Universities is $16,907 when a student lives in campus such as dormitory and school apartments and $18,372 when living off campus.Next tables compare the living costs at 10 schools in Top 10 Universities.
Table. Best Top 10 Universities Living Costs Comparison
NameOn-Campus Living CostsOff-Campus Living Costs
Room & BoardOther ExpensesTotalRoom & BoardOther ExpensesTotal
Princeton University $14,770$2,550$17,320 ---
Harvard University $15,951$2,875$18,826 ---
Yale University $15,170$720$15,890 ---
Columbia University in the City of New York $13,244$2,085$15,329 $17,010$4,860$21,870
Stanford University $14,601$2,700$17,301 ---
University of Chicago $15,093$2,175$17,268 ---
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $14,210$1,816$16,026 ---
Duke University $14,438$2,206$16,644 ---
University of Pennsylvania $14,536$2,060$16,596 $14,536$2,060$16,596
California Institute of Technology $14,100$3,774$17,874 $12,492$4,158$16,650
Average $14,611$2,296$16,907 $14,679$3,693$18,372
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