I’m Surprised at the Most Expensive College in Each State in New England
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Deciding to attend college or which one to attend comes down to many factors, whether you're paying for it by yourself, through scholarships, grants, financial aid, or your parents are footing the bill.
Either way, someone is paying for it, and when I saw the results from 247 Wall Street of the most expensive college in each New England state, I was shocked. None of those schools on that list every entered my mind, so I decided to do a bit of comparison shopping on studies.
Data is from the cost of tuition and fees, and includes books, room, and board, whether you have assistance or not. Clearly it's all relative with several factors. However, here we go with the 247 Wall Street results, where every single one surprised me versus College Tuition Compare.
If you assumed Yale University like I did, then oops. Connecticut College is more pricey, according to 247 Wall Street. However, according to College Tuition Compare, Wesleyan University is the priciest at almost $65,000 annually. CC is around $63,000, and Yale $62,000.
University of New England is tops in the Pine Tree State. I was so wrong on this one, too, assuming Bowdoin, Bates, or Colby were the most expensive. However, according to College Tuition Compare, University of New England College is 6th with its $40,000 price tag, while the three I mentioned above are the priciest, landing between $61,000-$63,000 with Colby leading the way.
Did you guess Harvard, Tufts, Smith, or Boston College for the most expensive? I certainly didn't have Emerson College at nearly $49,000. However, according to College Tuition Compare, Tufts is the highest at around $65,000, with BC around $64,000. Harvard isn't even on the top 10, and neither is Emerson, but Smith is.
Saint Anselm College at over $34,000 is the most expensive, and here I was sure Dartmouth was a given. Well College Tuition Compare overwhelming has Dartmouth at $62,000, with Saint Anselm landing the #2 spot closer to $45,000.
Bryant University came in at around $40,000, where I was sure Brown was the most expensive. And of course, College Tuition Compare says Brown is at around $65,000, with Bryant snagging the #4 spot at closer to $49,000.
Champlain College is the priciest at around $36,000. And silly me, I thought Middlebury was the most expensive. And yes, according to College Tuition Compare, Middlebury is the priciest at around $62,000, with Champlain around $44,000 in the 5th spot.
Just goes to show you that there are plenty of variables involved, which is a good thing when planning a college career financially.