GW dropped one spot on a list of the nation’s most expensive colleges Friday, after plummeting 30 spots the year before.
The University was ranked the No. 40 costliest college, swapping spots with Georgetown University, in the annual ranking by CampusGrotto.
GW still came in at No. 4 for highest tuition and fees, while Georgetown ranked at No. 66 on the list.
Two years ago, GW made the top 10 with a price tag of $52,980. This year, GW’s total cost is about $56,310 and Sarah Lawrence College, which holds the top spot, costs more than $61,000.
Administrators have tried to distance GW from its most expensive college nod in recent years by touting its fixed-tuition policy, which locks in the price of incoming undergraduates’ tuition for five years.