Annual Costs for "Most Competitive"

<p>Annual Costs for "Most Competitive" private institutions for 2005-2006. Not completely up-to-date but useful as basis of comparison.</p>

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<p>;) I love how they don't include Olin. </p>

<p>Wake Forest: 40k
Olin: 0</p>


<p>I think it is interesting how close in price the top 50 colleges or so actually are. Rice is the only one substantially cheaper.</p>

<p>^thats because rice is awesome like that.</p>

<p>Rice used to be free! Now THAT'S awesome.</p>

<p>How recently was Rice free?</p>

<p>That list shows you how much colleges increase there tuitions. Nothwestern went from $41,000 to currently $51,000.</p>

<p>Of course, this list doesn't include financial aid of any kind. The actual costs for the average student will be much lower across the board.</p>

<p>Well, it probably feels like the dark ages to you, but it was in the 1960s, I believe.</p>

<p>Rice's no-tuition policy helped put it on the map early--it could get all kinds of great talent, even outside of TX and its region, interested in the place. And its reputation and quality has rightfully endured, even though it now charges $$.</p>