8.  University of Southern California

most expensive colleges 2016 university of southern california
  • Total annual cost: $66,631
  • Freshmen with financial aid: 56%

Despite having "California" in the name, USC is a private university. It's located in Los Angeles and enrolls about 19,000 undergrads. USC is a diverse school where 13% of the freshmen who enrolled this year are the first in their families to go to college.

First published November 11, 2016: 12:54 PM ET
Source: The total annual cost was analyzed by the Chronicle of Higher Education based on 2016-2017 data from The College Board. Financial aid 2014-2015 data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The total annual cost includes tuition, fees, and room and board for full-time, undergraduates. The share of freshmen with financial aid includes those who received grants and/or scholarships from the school, state or federal government.

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