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
Furman University44$ 20,472
Oberlin College40$ 16,047
Creighton University - Business39$ 15,136
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences39$ 15,136
Creighton University - Nursing39$ 15,136
Tulane University36$ 25,779
Millsaps College36$ 22,981
University of Dayton - Engineering36$ 15,516
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences36$ 15,516
University of Dayton - Business36$ 15,516
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences36$ 15,516
Butler University33$ 13,570
Whitman College32$ 11,279
Goucher College30$ 17,200
Berry College29$ 12,728
Fairfield University - Engineering28$ 14,445
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences28$ 14,445
Fairfield University - Business28$ 14,445
Fairfield University - Nursing28$ 14,445
Santa Clara University - Engineering26$ 14,378
Santa Clara University - Business26$ 14,378
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences26$ 14,378
Clemson University - Science26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Business26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Education26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science26$ 5,216
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences26$ 5,216
Quinnipiac University25$ 15,389
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education23$ 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 Massachusetts - Amherst - Management23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nat Sci23$ 4,707
University of Arizona (Resident)21$ 8,164
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)21$ 8,164
Arizona State University (Resident)21$ 7,968
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)21$ 7,968