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 - Business51$ 17,388
Fairfield University - Nursing51$ 17,388
Fairfield University - Engineering51$ 17,388
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences51$ 17,388
Creighton University - Nursing43$ 20,019
Creighton University - Business43$ 20,019
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences43$ 20,019
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Engineering42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Business42$ 19,485
Butler University42$ 18,528
Tulane University40$ 22,551
Whitman College37$ 13,678
Texas Christian University - Science & Engineering34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Nursing & Health Sciences34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Liberal Arts34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Interdisciplinary Studies34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Fine Arts34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Education34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Communication34$ 19,331
Texas Christian University - Business34$ 19,331
Oberlin College34$ 13,567
Georgia Institute of Technology - Engineering34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology (Non-Resident)34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology (Resident)34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology - Architecture34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology - Business34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology - Computing34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology - Liberal Arts34$ 10,199
Georgia Institute of Technology - Sciences34$ 10,199
Furman University33$ 19,203
Santa Clara University - Engineering33$ 16,358
Santa Clara University - Business33$ 16,358
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences33$ 16,358
Beloit College32$ 35,717
University of Maine - Education and Human Development32$ 7,614
University of Maine - Explorations Program32$ 7,614
University of Maine - Business32$ 7,614
University of Maine - Liberal Arts and Sciences32$ 7,614
University of Maine - Engineering32$ 7,614
University of Maine - Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture32$ 7,614
Millsaps College31$ 26,359
Indiana University (Resident)31$ 7,099
Indiana University (Non-Resident)31$ 7,099
Duquesne University - Natural and Environmental Sciences30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Nursing30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Music30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Liberal Arts30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Health Sciences30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Education30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Business30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Biomedical Engineering30$ 15,474
Duquesne University - Pharmacy30$ 15,474
Quinnipiac University28$ 17,552
Berry College28$ 16,354
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)27$ 8,977
Arizona State University (Resident)27$ 8,977
Goucher College26$ 22,253
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)26$ 10,380
University of Arizona (Resident)26$ 10,380
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Management26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nat Sci26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nursing26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Pub Health and Health Sci26$ 5,937
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Soc and Beh Sci26$ 5,937
Kenyon College24$ 14,226
Clemson University - Science24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Education24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Business24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities24$ 5,253
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences24$ 5,253
College of Charleston23$ 12,797
Washington and Jefferson College20$ 26,942