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 - Engineering63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Art63$ 32,488
Cooper Union - Architecture63$ 32,488
Fairfield University - Arts & Sciences52$ 12,207
Fairfield University - Business52$ 12,207
Fairfield University - Engineering52$ 12,207
Fairfield University - Nursing52$ 12,207
Oberlin College49$ 16,998
Furman University48$ 18,601
University of Dayton - Business42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Education and Health Sciences42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Engineering42$ 19,485
University of Dayton - Arts and Sciences42$ 19,485
Tulane University40$ 25,734
Creighton University - Arts and Sciences40$ 16,224
Creighton University - Nursing40$ 16,224
Creighton University - Business40$ 16,224
Millsaps College36$ 22,981
Butler University35$ 14,312
Whitman College34$ 12,212
Berry College30$ 13,767
Santa Clara University - Arts and Sciences28$ 16,948
Santa Clara University - Engineering28$ 16,948
Santa Clara University - Business28$ 16,948
Duquesne University - Nursing28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Pharmacy28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Biomedical Engineering28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Natural and Environmental Sciences28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Music28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Liberal Arts28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Health Sciences28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Education28$ 13,180
Duquesne University - Business28$ 13,180
Clemson University - Business28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Architecture, Arts and Humanities28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Behavioral, Social and Health Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Education28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Engineering, Computing and Applied Science28$ 5,070
Clemson University - Science28$ 5,070
Goucher College27$ 20,577
Quinnipiac University26$ 16,877
University of Maine - Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Liberal Arts and Sciences24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Explorations Program24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Education and Human Development24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Business24$ 6,907
University of Maine - Engineering24$ 6,907
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nat Sci23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Soc and Beh Sci23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Nursing23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Pub Health and Health Sci23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Management23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Hum and Fine Arts23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Engineering23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Education23$ 5,220
University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Info and Computer Sciences23$ 5,220
Arizona State University (Non-Resident)22$ 8,329
Arizona State University (Resident)22$ 8,329
University of Arizona (Resident)22$ 7,974
University of Arizona (Non-Resident)22$ 7,974
Washington and Jefferson College20$ 23,561