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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best American Politics schools. For state residents, the average COA is $33,630 when living on campus and $33,194 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $71,943 when living on campus and $71,507 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best American Politics Schools
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Harvard University$55,587 $900 $21,541 -
2Stanford University$56,169 $1,305 $21,424 -
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,178$53,232 $1,048 $15,046 $15,046
4Princeton University$56,010 $1,050 $21,430 -
5University of California-Berkeley$14,226$43,980 $1,118 $26,129 $22,576
6Yale University$59,950 $1,000 $21,220 -
7Duke University$60,244 $1,434 $18,182 -
8University of California-Los Angeles$13,258$43,012 $1,405 $21,634 $21,510
9Columbia University in the City of New York$63,530 $1,342 $17,712 $26,010
10Ohio State University-Main Campus$11,936$35,019 $1,012 $16,074 $14,848
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,028$36,891 $1,002 $14,740 $14,740
Average$12,925$51,239$1,147$19,557$19,122

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best American Politics schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $12,925 for in-state students and $51,239 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best American Politics schools are increased by 3.35% compared to the previous year.
Among the best American Politics schools, Columbia University in the City of New York requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $63,530 and Ohio State University-Main Campus has the lowest tuition & fees of $35,019 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best American Politics Schools
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Harvard University$53,968$55,587
2Stanford University$56,169$56,169
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,948$54,097$16,178$53,232
4Princeton University$48,502$56,010
5University of California-Berkeley$14,312$44,066$14,226$43,980
6Yale University$57,700$59,950
7Duke University$57,633$60,244
8University of California-Los Angeles$13,249$43,003$13,258$43,012
9Columbia University in the City of New York$60,532$63,530
10Ohio State University-Main Campus$11,518$33,502$11,936$35,019
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,980$36,159$9,028$36,891
Average$13,001$49,576$12,925$51,239

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best American Politics schools. The average graduate tuition & fees is $15,483 for state residents and $45,530 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best American Politics schools are increased by 1.92% compared to the previous year.
Among the best American Politics schools, Duke University requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $57,900 and University of California-Berkeley has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $26,544.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best American Politics Schools
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Harvard University$50,654$52,170
2Stanford University$55,011$55,011
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$24,772$49,548$25,230$50,464
4Princeton University$56,470$58,790
5University of California-Berkeley$14,245$29,347$14,160$29,262
6Yale University$44,500$45,700
7Duke University$59,140$59,141
8University of California-Los Angeles$13,029$28,131$13,036$28,138
9Columbia University in the City of New York$51,194$52,924
10Ohio State University-Main Campus$12,425$37,141$12,425$38,377
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$12,522$30,248$12,566$30,858
Average$15,399$44,671$15,483$45,530

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best American Politics schools. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best American Politics schools is $19,557 when a student lives on campus and $19,122 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best American Politics Schools
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Harvard University $18,941$2,600 ---
2Stanford University $17,860$3,564 ---
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $12,592$2,454 $12,592$2,454-
4Princeton University $18,180$3,250 ---
5University of California-Berkeley $20,236$5,893 $16,377$6,199-
6Yale University $17,800$3,420 ---
7Duke University $16,206$1,976 ---
8University of California-Los Angeles $16,763$4,871 $15,950$5,560-
9Columbia University in the City of New York $15,450$2,262 $20,565$5,445-
10Ohio State University-Main Campus $13,392$2,682 $11,952$2,896-
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $11,882$2,858 $11,882$2,858-
Average$16,300 $3,257$14,886 $4,235-
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