Top 30 Colleges Offering The Largest Merit Based Scholarships

 

Colleges with Largest Merit Scholarships
 

Below is a list of the top 30 colleges offering the largest merit scholarships to students who did not have any financial need. The list was generated by using publicly available common data set information. Colleges that publicly provide this information were sorted on the average┬ámerit award given to freshmen without any financial need. Although the average merit based scholarship may be high, it’s important to also look at how many freshmen, without need, were given these awards.

 

 

Top 30 Colleges Ranked by Avg Merit Award

NameAvg merit award for Freshmen w/out need
% Freshmen w/out need Receiving Merit Aid
Duke University$65,4593%
Trinity College$50,3501%
Swarthmore College$48,7202%
Washington and Lee University$44,68413%
Spelman College$42,2924%
Wesleyan University$36,4061%
University of Richmond$33,29919%
Davidson College$31,2079%
College of the Holy Cross$30,9083%
Wake Forest University$30,4533%
Lafayette College$27,7388%
University of Notre Dame$27,5894%
Hendrix College$27,43597%
Seattle Pacific University$27,38290%
Tulane University of Louisiana$27,26654%
Agnes Scott College$26,447100%
Beloit College$25,897100%
Hollins University$25,759100%
Lycoming College$25,412100%
Bellarmine University$25,29896%
Case Western Reserve University$24,65466%
Susquehanna University$24,56619%
Albion College$24,351100%
Austin College$24,24898%
Rhodes College$24,09786%
Stetson University$24,02787%
Clarkson University$23,91889%
Southern Methodist University$23,31565%
Gustavus Adolphus College$23,27998%
Top 30 colleges ranked by average merit award amount granted to freshmen without any financial need. Data is based on 2016-17 Common Data Set information.

 

 

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