6. Claremont McKenna College
Total Cost: $58,065
Room & Board: $13,980
Claremont McKenna, located near Los Angeles, accepted only 12.4 percent of its applicants for the class of 2016, a rate that admissions counselor Brandon Gonzalez said ensures that students there will be going to school only with other top students.
”The class of 2016 will be one of the most talented groups of students we have ever seen,” Gonzalez said. The school will charge these students a tuition of $21,920 per semester, or $43,840 for the year, with a total cost of $58,065.