#5. Vassar College

- Tuition: $58,770

- Average net price: $26,208

--- For students in $0-$48,000 income bracket: $7,470

--- For students in $48,001-$75,000 income bracket: $14,900

--- For students in $75,001-$110,000 income bracket: $29,046

--- For students in $110,000+ income bracket: $42,777

- Average book costs: $900

- Average room & board costs: $14,220

Vassar College opened in 1865 as a women’s liberal arts school. The school began admitting men in 1969 and now ranks #22 in National Liberal Arts Colleges, according to U.S. News. Vassar has a need-blind admissions policy and over 60% of students receive financial aid. Vassar is a QuestBridge partner, offering financial and other supports to low-income, high-achieving students. Vassar is part of the “Little Ivies,” which also includes schools like Amherst, Tufts, and Trinity.

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