The 25 Best U.S. Colleges, Ranked by Cost

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Right now, the coronavirus pandemic has many students sheltering at home. But would-be college students and their families still are planning for the future. That includes thinking about the cost of college, from tuition to room and board and books. It’s smart to take a good look at college costs.

Data analysis firm Niche.com recently ranked the 2020 Best Colleges in America. Niche.com says the study uses a “rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.”

Here are the top 25 schools in this study, ranked by net cost, the average cost to students after any financial aid. Our list starts with the priciest of the top 25 and ends with the least expensive.

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