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10. Bard College

Total Cost: $57,580
Tuition: $44,176
Room & Board: $12,782
Fees: $622

Bard College is a liberal arts institution in Duchess County, N.Y. A year ago, it ranked No. 8 on Campus Grotto’s list, but this year Bard has fallen two spots to 10th, despite increasing its asking price by almost $2,000.

The total cost for 2012-2013 is $57,580 for a returning student. First-year students are subject to an additional $1,490 in fees, including meal charges, security deposit and ID card.

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