15 Most Expensive Colleges for International Students

Schools with the highest costs for international students

Studying in the U.S. can be a costly endeavor for international students, with many universities charging higher rates for those hailing from other countries. The amount can be especially high at some colleges. According to U.S. News data, of the 1,143 ranked schools that reported total costs for international students, here are the 15 most expensive colleges and universities for that population. Total costs include tuition, room and board, fees, books and other expenses. Of these 15 colleges, which all charged more than $73,000 in 2019-2020, four are Ivy League schools.

Claremont McKenna College (CA)

U.S. News rank: 7 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,775

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 1,318

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 212

6-year international student graduation rate: 91%

Learn more about Claremont McKenna College.

Wesleyan University (CT)

U.S. News rank: 17 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,803

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 2,922

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 364

6-year international student graduation rate: 87%

Learn more about Wesleyan University.

Brown University (RI)

U.S. News rank: 14, National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,836

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 6,752

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 751

6-year international student graduation rate: 95%

Learn more about Brown University.

Dartmouth College (NH)

U.S. News rank: 12 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,871

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 4,312

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 403

6-year international student graduation rate: 91%

Learn more about Dartmouth College.

Amherst College (MA)

U.S. News rank: 2, National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,950

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 1,855

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 151

6-year international student graduation rate: 98%

Learn more about Amherst College.

University of Pennsylvania

U.S. News rank: 6 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $73,960

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 10,183

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 1,320

6-year international student graduation rate: 95%

Learn more about the University of Pennsylvania.

Brandeis University (MA)

U.S. News rank: 40 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $74,041

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 3,627

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 725

6-year international student graduation rate: 88%

Learn more about Brandeis University.

University of Southern California

U.S. News rank: 22 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $74,107

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 19,548

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 2,491

6-year international student graduation rate: 89%

Learn more about the University of Southern California.

Trinity College (CT)

U.S. News rank: 46 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $74,350

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 2,162

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 283

6-year international student graduation rate: 93%

Learn more about Trinity College.

Scripps College (CA)

U.S. News rank: 33 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $74,788

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 1,048

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 51

6-year international student graduation rate: N/A

Learn more about Scripps College.

Duke University (NC)

U.S. News rank: 10 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $75,198

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 6,596

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 636

6-year international student graduation rate: 91%

Learn more about Duke University.

Barnard College (NY)

U.S. News rank: 25 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $75,524

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 2,557

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 249

6-year international student graduation rate: 92%

Learn more about Barnard College.

University of Chicago

U.S. News rank: 6 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $76,302

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 6,552

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 916

6-year international student graduation rate: 94%

Learn more about the University of Chicago.

Columbia University (NY)

U.S. News rank: 3 (tie), National Universities

Total cost, 2019-20: $76,340

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 6,202

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 1,015

6-year international student graduation rate: 97%

Learn more about Columbia University.

Harvey Mudd College (CA)

U.S. News rank: 23 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

Total cost, 2019-20: $77,339

Total undergraduates, fall 2018: 886

International undergraduates, fall 2018: 83

6-year international student graduation rate: 100%

Learn more about Harvey Mudd College.

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U.S. schools with the highest international student costs

— Harvey Mudd College: $77,339

— Columbia University: $76,340

— University of Chicago: $76,302

— Barnard College: $75,524

— Duke University: $75,198

— Scripps College: $74,788

— Trinity College: $74,350

— University of Southern California: $74,107

— Brandeis University: $74,041

— University of Pennsylvania: $73,960

— Amherst College: $73,950

— Dartmouth College: $73,871

— Brown University: $73,836

— Wesleyan University: $73,803

— Claremont McKenna College: $73,775

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