Endowment funds last year: $31.7 billion
Change from previous year: 15.1%
Students last fall: 21,000
Undergraduate tuition: $52,652 for tuition, room and board for the 2011-12 school year Topping the list for the richest university in the U.S. is Harvard, a school used to appearing at the top of most college rankings of distinction. The school's more than $30 billion eclipses the other schools' endowments on this list, so even though the fund saw the least year-on-year growth of any other on the list, it doesn't seem to be in much danger of slipping down in the ranking. In any case, the recent success of a certain Asian-American Harvard alumnus in the NBA will surely open many alumni wallets for next year. -- Written by Greg Emerson in New York >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Greg Emerson. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to @emersongreg.