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 - Architecture63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Art63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Engineering63$ 32,488
Furman University48$ 18,601
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Business40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Engineering40$ 18,131
Oberlin College40$ 16,047
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Business40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Engineering40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Nursing40$ 14,987
Tulane University39$ 26,091
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences39$ 15,136
Creighton University - Business39$ 15,136
Creighton University - Nursing39$ 15,136
California State University - Long Beach - Education38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Business Administration38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Engineering38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Liberal Arts38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Natural Science & Mathematics38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - The Arts38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Undeclared38$ 573
California State University - Long Beach - Health & Human Services38$ 573
Millsaps College36$ 22,981
Butler University35$ 14,312
Whitman College32$ 11,279
Goucher College30$ 19,119
Berry College30$ 13,767
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences28$ 16,185
Santa Clara University - Business28$ 16,185
Santa Clara University - Engineering28$ 16,185
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Education28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Business28$ 5,070
Quinnipiac University25$ 16,502
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Management23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nat Sci23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nursing23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Pub Health and Health Sci23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Soc and Beh Sci23$ 4,707
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)21$ 8,164
University of Arizona (Resident)21$ 8,164
Arizona State University (Resident)21$ 7,968
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)21$ 7,968
University of Maine - Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Liberal Arts and Sciences21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Explorations Program21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Engineering21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Business21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Education and Human Development21$ 6,280