16 October 2016

Colleges With Generous Merit Aid

Posted in Your College List, Affordability

Schools offering merit aid to 20% or more of incoming freshmen

moneyIn search of schools with generous merit scholarship programs?

Look no further.  

Here we've compiled a list of competitive 4-year institutions that offer merit aid to 20% or more of undergraduates.  Merit awards are typically not based on financial need but rather on academic performance and other qualities deemed desirable by the institution.  As such, they can make college more affordable for academically gifted students—especially those that are unlikely to qualify for need-based financial aid. 

Most of these schools automatically consider you for merit scholarships when you submit your application.  


 

Colleges and Universities Offering Generous Merit Aid

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School% Undergrads w/ Merit AidMerit Amount
Cooper Union - Architecture51$ 24,338
Cooper Union - Art51$ 24,338
Cooper Union - Engineering51$ 24,338
Fairfield University - Nursing46$ 16,552
Fairfield University - Engineering46$ 16,552
Fairfield University - Business46$ 16,552
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences46$ 16,552
Furman University44$ 18,579
University of Dayton - Engineering42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Business42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences42$ 19,485
Butler University42$ 16,546
Tulane University41$ 24,189
Creighton University - Business41$ 17,224
Creighton University - Nursing41$ 17,224
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences41$ 17,224
Whitman College38$ 12,954
Beloit College36$ 31,593
Oberlin College32$ 17,486
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences31$ 17,015
Santa Clara University - Business31$ 17,015
Santa Clara University - Engineering31$ 17,015
Duquesne University - Biomedical Engineering29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Business29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Education29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Health Sciences29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Liberal Arts29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Music29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Natural and Environmental Sciences29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Nursing29$ 15,309
Duquesne University - Pharmacy29$ 15,309
Quinnipiac University28$ 17,552
Berry College28$ 16,354
Millsaps College27$ 25,900
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)27$ 8,977
Arizona State University (Resident)27$ 8,977
Goucher College26$ 21,434
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Soc and Beh Sci25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Pub Health and Health Sci25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nursing25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nat Sci25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Management25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering25$ 5,595
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education25$ 5,595
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)24$ 8,921
University of Arizona (Resident)24$ 8,921
University of Maine - Business24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Education and Human Development24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Engineering24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Explorations Program24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Liberal Arts and Sciences24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture24$ 6,907
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Science24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Education24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Business24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science24$ 5,421
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities24$ 5,421
Georgia Institute of Technology - Architecture22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology (Non-Resident)22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology (Resident)22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology - Sciences22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology - Liberal Arts22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology - Engineering22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology - Computing22$ 9,794
Georgia Institute of Technology - Business22$ 9,794
Kenyon College21$ 14,632
College of Charleston21$ 12,252
Washington and Jefferson College20$ 26,942