Chapman University Dorms in Pricey Company
The private Orange university finds itself ranked today with many of those prestigious institutions, but probably not in a way Chapman president Doti would like.
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With 2010-2011 room and board pegged at $13,510, Chapman lands at No. 13 on the top 20 list.
By three measely bucks that amazingly beats out New York University, which--when factoring in tuition and other fees--is the most expensive university in the country.
Among the California campuses Chapman smokes in the ranking are: Harvey Mudd College in Claremont (No. 18) and UC Santa Barbara (No. 20). Meanwhile, UC Berkeley falls at No. 2 (behind Eugene Lang College -- The New School in New York), UC Santa Cruz is No. 6 and UCLA is No. 11.
CampusGrotto reports room and board increased 4.6% at public and 3.9% at private colleges in 2010-2011, with the average costs at $8,535 and $9,700 respectively.
Only four colleges and universities in the top 20 are not located in California or New York. Here is the full list (with room and board costs):
1. Eugene Lang College - The New School ($17,110)
2. UC Berkeley ($15,308)
3. Suffolk University ($14,624)
4. Fordham University - Lincoln Center ($14,614)
5. Fordham University - Rose Hill ($14,491)
6. UC Santa Cruz ($14,172)
7. St. John's University - Queens ($14,000)
8. Manhattanville College ($13,920)
9. Sarah Lawrence College ($13,820)
10. Pace University ($13,800)
11. UCLA ($13,734)
12. Cooper Union ($13,700)
13. Chapman University ($13,510)
14. New York University ($13,507)
15. Olin College ($13,500)
16. American University ($13,430)
17. Marymount Manhattan College ($13,416)
18. Harvey Mudd College ($13,198)
19. Drexel University ($13,125)
20. UC Santa Barbara ($13,109)