Skidmore, Union, RPI among nation's most expensive

nott memorial

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving. (We hope it involves pie.) Thank you for being a part of AOA this year.... (more)

"A day of Prayer and Thanksgiving in this State"

Until 1863 "days of Thanksgiving" were irregularly observed holidays in the United States. That's when Abraham Lincoln -- at the urging of Sarah Josepha Hale,... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Bob & Ron's, local icons, a choice facing Albany, close calls,... (more)

"I think it feels like Thanksgiving."

Stripping is labor -- both physical and emotional. So, if you're a stripper working on Thanksgiving, do you get time-and-a-half and 1.5x tips? Helping to... (more)

Crepes at The French Press Cafe and Creperie

On some of the oldest real estate in downtown Albany -- Clinton Square -- lies a small piece of France. A French cafe, in fact,... (more)

Recent Comments

Needs more monorail.

Where to get car upholstery fixed?

...has 4 comments, most recently from CapHwys

"I think it feels like Thanksgiving."

...has 1 comment, most recently from Joseph Fusco

Today's moment of autumn

...has 1 comment, most recently from -R.

Morning Blend for Nov 25

...has 1 comment, most recently from Sam

Another view of the ESP that didn't quite happen

...has 4 comments, most recently from Just A Guy