Room and board costs seem to be on the rise nearly every single year. From overpriced rent, to monthly utility bills, students across the nation (especially those in a city) are facing the burden of high costs for just about everything they do. Here, we have compiled our list of some the costliest schools for living, based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Business Insider, and eCollegefinder. Parents, please try not to faint. 

5.

Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C

Average Yearly Cost – $14,326 per year 

Just over $1,200 per month

Demographic: Urban Campus

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Photo: theeisengroup.com

 

4.

Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA 

Average Yearly Cost – $14,415 per year 

Just over $1,200 per month

Demographic: Urban Campus 

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Photo: Collegestudentapartments

 

3.

University of California Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Average Yearly Cost – $15,482 per year 

About $1,300 per month

Demographic: Urban Campus

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Photo: us.pulseenergy.com

2.

The Boston Conservatory – Boston, MA

Average Yearly Cost – $17,195 per year 

Just over $1,400 per month

Demographic: Urban Campus

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Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

1.

New York School of Interior Design – New York, NY

Average Yearly Cost – $21,000 per year 

Just over $1,400 per month

Demographic: Urban Campus

Now keep in mind that “yearly cost” refers to each individual University’s academic calendar, which is typically a 9- month leasing period. So when considering the remaining 3 months of the year for holidays, as well as summer break, students might actually be paying even more!

I sense a bubble is close to bursting. But of course, I could be wrong.

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