Skidmore, Union, RPI among nation's most expensive

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Union says 64 percent of its students get financial aid.

So reports the web site College Grotto, which released its annual list of the most expensive colleges and universities (it also ranked the schools just by tuition). As in years past, a handful of local and regional schools are on the list. First, the locals:

5. Skidmore College - $51,196

35. Union College - $49,983

62. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - $49,245

We did a similar cost comparison for local schools back in April and got somewhat different numbers.

And as we noted back then, a lot of the students that attend these schools don't actually pay full price. For example, Union says that 64 percent of its students get financial aid -- and the average individual total aid award is $25,400.

A list of schools a little farther out from the Capital Region that made the top 100 is after the jump.

(Thanks, James!)

13. Colgate University - $50,660

18. Mount Holyoke College - $50,390

19. Bard College - $50,380

22. Bard College at Simon's Rock - $50,340

31. Smith College - $50,132

40. Bennington College - $49,830

48. Williams College - $49,640

55. Hamilton College - $49,470

78. Amherst College $48,400


Dear Sir or Madam,

In your post entitled "Skidmore, Union, RPI among nation's most expensive", you misspelled the phrase "most prestigious".

Shirley Jackson
President, RPI Rensselaer University

@ Dr. Jackson - If the editors of this website actually attended a prestigious institute of higher learning, such as the fine establishment of Rensselaer University (go Roos!), they would know how to spell prestigious. However, we are not ones to judge based on their inferior education.

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