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The Most Expensive Schools In Rhode Island Today

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The Most Expensive Schools In Rhode Island Today

Rhode Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. It has many parks, jewelry, and some of New England's most beautiful seasons.

Rhode Island is also one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, ranking ninth out of the states. This is partially because of the natural beauty of the state. It's also because of the robust education from elementary to high school to college. Rhode Island not only has the best schools in the United States, but it also has some of the most expensive. The most expensive schools in Rhode Island offer small class sizes, rigorous courses, and rich history. Looking at those schools can give you an idea of why these schools are so expensive.

The Most Expensive Schools In Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has fifteen colleges and far more elementary and high schools. But not all of them offer outstanding education. Rhode Island was ranked 32nd in education in the United States. Even though The Ocean State isn't ranked as the highest, it still has some individual schools considered the best and the most expensive. Here are four schools that are the most expensive in Rhode Island

St. George's School

St. George's School is a boarding school that is one of the most prestigious and expensive schools in Rhode Island, with a whopping tuition of $73,000. The school is one of the hardest to get into, with an acceptance rate of 14%. Founded in 1896, St. George's School offers grades 9th through 12th and now has about 1,100 students.

On the 125-acre campus, the school focuses on a collaborative community, specialized arts, and handling the demands of college.

Here are some other notable facts about St. George's School.

  • Ranked no. 32 for Best High Schools for STEM in New Mexico
  • No. 253 Best Private High Schools in America
  • Ranked no. 71 for Best Boarding High Schools in America

Portsmouth Abbey School

Another expensive school in Rhode Island is Portsmouth Abbey School, with a tuition of $71,000. There is also another $1,500 for books and fees. Founded in 1926, Portsmouth Abbey School now has more than 332 students and an average class size of 14. One of the things that the school is known for is its tradition in Catholic intellectual tradition and competitive athletes.

With over 500 acres of campus, Portsmouth Abbey School allows students to do a lot all over the campus. For instance, there are 16 AP courses, 80% of the faculty have advanced degrees and 43 athletic teams.

Here are some additional facts that make Portsmouth Abbey School unique.

  • No. 8. Best Boarding High Schools in Rhode Island.
  • No. 3. Best Private High Schools in Rhode Island.

Brown University

College is just as expensive as private high schools in Rhode Island. For instance, the tuition at Brown University, one of the most expensive universities in Rhode Island, is $62,000. One of the reasons it's so costly is because it's known for its strong science and medicine programs. Located in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, Brown University was founded in 1764.

When it comes to academics, Brown University is among the best. It has roughly 8,800 students. In the 2022-2023 school year, it was ranked no. 13 for best colleges and universities, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Here are the most notable names to have graduated from Brown University.

  • Emma Watson, Actress
  • John Krasinski, Actor
  • John F. Kennedy Jr, American attorney
  • Kerry Kennedy, American Lawyer

Providence College

Providence College is another popular higher education institution considered one of the most expensive in Rhode Island, with a tuition of $55,000. It's known for being a small Catholic college, with a student population of 4,000 students. It's also a very competitive college to get accepted to, only accepting about 50% of the students that apply.

Founded in 1917, Providence College has become one of the premier schools in Rhode Island in the United States. It was ranked no. 1 for Regional Universities North, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Here are some notable alumni to graduate from Providence College.

  • Frank Caprio, Chief Judge of the Municipal Court of Providence
  • Patrick Joseph Kennedy, Former United States Representative
  • Janeane Garofalo, American Comedian

Rhode Island Offers The Best and Most Expensive Schools

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More expensive education offers more hands-on learning.

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Rhode Island has received the ranking of the most picturesque state in The U.S. While it offers gorgeous beaches, cozy small towns, and stunning National Parks, it's also one of the best places to receive a well-rounded education. While the schools on this list are not free or even the most affordable, they are considered some of the best in the nation. The price you pay for these schools is evident in the quality of education you receive.

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