Ever get the feeling that the price of attending Georgetown has become a little exorbitant? It could be because, with an annual cost of $49,689, we’re now the 4th most expensive college in the country, according to a list compiled by Campus Grotto. We didn’t even crack the top 20 on last year’s list, so this is quite a jump.
What’s even weirder is that while we’re the 4th most expensive school overall, our tuition is only the 36th highest. My guess is this means we’re making up the difference with super high room and board fees. (According to the Princeton Review, the cost of room and board at Georgetown is $12,146. At the University of Pennsylvania, which has the 37th highest tuition and the 30th highest cost overall, it’s only $10,621.)
Elsewhere in the District, George Washington University lost its long-held superlative of most expensive school in the country to Sarah Lawrence, coming in 2nd, while American University ranked 94th.