Columbia University ($58,742)
One of the original of the nine Colonial Colleges has history that dates back to the 1750s and boasts nearly 100 Nobel Prize recipients. It was also the first school to award medical degrees and the alumni list includes nearly 30 heads of state.
Harvey Mudd College ($58,913)
While young in comparison – established in 1955 – this school in California has a major focus on general sciences and invests a lot in terms of research and education for the students. Graduates from this college usually have a higher salary than other college graduates.