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As any parent knows, college can cost a small fortune.Here's the ten most expensive for the 2009-2010 academic year, according to 's annual list. The campus news Web site uses tuition and room and board information that the colleges make public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories. That said, click on to see the top ten.
Sources: CampusGrotto.com

As any parent knows, college can cost a small fortune.

Here's the ten most expensive for the 2009-2010 academic year, according to CampusGrotto's annual list. The campus news Web site uses tuition and room and board information that the colleges make public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.

That said, click on to see the top ten.

Posted Oct. 19, 2009

10. Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : $50,875 : 16
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Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Total cost: $50,875

Previous ranking: 16

9. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, Calif. : $51,037 : 27
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Claremont, Calif.

Total cost: $51,037

Previous ranking: 27

8. Connecticut College

New London, Conn. : $51,115 : 5
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New London, Conn.

Total cost: $51,115

Previous ranking: 5

7. Georgetown University

Washington, D.C. : $51,122 : 4
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Washington, D.C.

Total cost: $51,122

Previous ranking: 4

6. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Md. : $51,190 : 7
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Baltimore, Md.

Total cost: $51,190

Previous ranking: 7

5. Skidmore College

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Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Total cost: $51,196

Previous ranking: 8

4. Bates College

Lewiston, Maine : $51,300 : 6
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Lewiston, Maine

Total cost: $51,300

Previous ranking: 6

3. The George Washington University

Washington, D.C. : $51,730 : 2
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Washington, D.C.

Total cost: $51,730

Previous ranking: 2

2. New York University

New York, N.Y. : $51,991 : 3
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New York, N.Y.

Total cost: $51,991

Previous ranking: 3

1. Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, N.Y. : $54,410 : 1
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Bronxville, N.Y.

Total cost: $54,410

Previous ranking: 1