Tuition and fees (with housing costs): $52,120
Middlebury in Middlebury, Vt., offers 44 majors, and has 2,350 undergraduate students. U.S. News and World Report ranks Middlebury fourth among liberal arts colleges in America. About 20% of students who apply to this tier one private institution are accepted. Many students who attend Middlebury study social sciences, especially economics. Another popular major at Middlebury is environmental studies.
In-state tuition and fees: $12,188
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,005
Room and board: $8,600
In-state total: $20,788
Out-state total: $ 42,605
Of the 43 majors offered at W&M in Williamsburg, Va., majors within business, interdisciplinary studies and social sciences are among the most popular among the 5,700 undergraduate students. This year, William and Mary ranks 33rd among the nation's universities by U.S. News and World Report. The acceptance rate for in-state students is a bit higher than the rate for out of state students, but the average is about 34%. While the in-state total cost to attend W&M is significantly cheaper than the out-state cost, both are much less than Middlebury's yearly cost.