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 - Art63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Engineering63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Architecture63$ 32,488
Furman University48$ 18,601
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Engineering40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences40$ 18,131
University of Dayton - Business40$ 18,131
Creighton University - Business40$ 16,224
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences40$ 16,224
Creighton University - Nursing40$ 16,224
Oberlin College40$ 16,047
Fairfield University - Business40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Engineering40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences40$ 14,987
Fairfield University - Nursing40$ 14,987
Tulane University39$ 26,091
Millsaps College36$ 22,981
Butler University35$ 14,312
Whitman College32$ 11,279
Goucher College30$ 19,119
Berry College30$ 13,767
Santa Clara University - Business28$ 16,185
Santa Clara University - Engineering28$ 16,185
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences28$ 16,185
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Education28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Business28$ 5,070
Quinnipiac University26$ 16,877
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering23$ 4,707
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts23$ 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 Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences23$ 4,707
Arizona State University (Resident)22$ 8,329
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)22$ 8,329
University of Arizona (Resident)22$ 7,974
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)22$ 7,974
University of Maine - Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Explorations Program21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Engineering21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Education and Human Development21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Business21$ 6,280
University of Maine - Liberal Arts and Sciences21$ 6,280
Washington and Jefferson College20$ 19,612