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The Most EXPENSIVE Colleges And Universities (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/29/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

For a year at one of America's most expensive colleges, you could buy a luxury car. For four years, a house. Granted, each campus on's list of the most expensive schools of 2009-2010 (cost of living included) offers a plethora of dynamic opportunity, stately scenery and, one hopes, a stellar education. But it's up to you to decide: Is the sticker price worth it?

Below is a slideshow of the ten ten priciest institutions.

(Note: The ranking adds the advertised cost of tuition with room and board, and doesn't take into account how much the average student at each school actually pays after financial aid.)

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Sarah Lawrence College: $54,410
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Though the college is prestigious and its graduates -- Rahm Emanuel and Tea Leoni among them -- are often successful, students (and their families) must pay as much for a bachelor's degree as one might for a mid-size family home. The school does boast a small student-teacher ratio (9 to 1) and a fairly large number of prominent faculty members, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt III and the poet Tom Lux.
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