Most Generous Colleges

When searching for colleges that offer the most in financial aid, we know to jump first to the most highly selective, which reject the vast majority of their applicants. But it is heartening to learn that there are others that provide excellent aid and accept the majority of their applicants. Lynn O’Shaughnessy of The College Solution has done the research. The following colleges offer to meet 100% of demonstrated need, with those in bold type offering 94%.

. Amherst College (MA)
. Barnard College (NY)
. Bates College (ME)
. Boston College (MA)
. Brown University (RI)
. Bryn Mawr College (PA)
. Bowdoin College (ME)
. Bucknell University (PA)
. California Institute of Technology
. Carleton College (MN)
. Claremont McKenna College (CA)
. Clark University (MA)
. Colby College (ME)
. Colgate University (NY)
. College of the Holy Cross (MA)
. College of Wooster (OH)
. Colorado College (CO)
. Columbia University (NY)
. Connecticut College (CT)
. Cornell University (NY)
. Davidson College (NC)
. Denison University (OH)
. Dickinson College (PA)
. Duke University (NC)
. Dartmouth College (NH)
. Emory University (GA)
. Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
. Franklin W. Olin College
. Georgetown University (DC)
. Gettysburg College (PA)
. Grinnell College (IA)
. Hamilton College (NY)
. Harvey Mudd College (CA)
. Haverford College (PA)
. Harvard University (MA)
. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
. Kenyon College (OH)
. Lafayette College (PA)
. Lehigh University (PA)
. Macalester College (MN)
. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
. Middlebury College (VT)
. Mount Holyoke College (MA)
. Northwestern University (IL)
. Oberlin College (OH)
. Occidental College (CA)
. Pitzer College (CA)
. Pomona College (CA)
. Princeton University (NJ)
. Reed College (OR)
. Rice University (TX)
. Saint John’s College (NM)
. Saint Olaf College (MN)
. Scripps College (CA)
. Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
. Smith College (MA)
. Stanford University (CA)
. Swarthmore College (NY)
. Thomas Aquinas College (CA)
. Trinity College (CT)
. Tufts University (MA)
. Tulane University (LA)
. Union College (NY)
. University of Chicago (IL)
. University of Notre Dame (IN)
. University of Pennsylvania (PA)
. University of Richmond (VA)
. University of Rochester (NY)
. University of Southern California
. Vanderbilt University (TN)
. Vassar College (NY)
. Wabash College (IN)
. Wake Forest University (NC)
. Washington and Lee University (VA)
. Washington University, St. Louis, (MO)
. Wellesley College (MA)
. Wesleyan University (MA)
. Williams College (MA)
. Wheaton College (MA)
. Yale University (CT)