Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid Rate

Financial aid is a top priority for most prospective college students. The higher the percentage of students who receive financial aid directly from the school, the more desirable the college should be to attend. This data refers to the percentage of undergraduate students receiving financial aid for the 2013 academic year directly from the institution they attend. The financial aid figures are provided by the IPEDS database from the U.S. Department of Education.

IPEDS did not have financial aid figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
1

Aurora University

15 to 158%73%76%34%100%6%
2

Baker University

9 to 152%76%87%31%100%6%
3

Barton College

11 to 148%69%42%18%100%9%
4

Bay Path College

11 to 155%72%58%26%100%N/A
5

Cairn University-Langhorne

13 to 170%75%51%50%100%N/A
6

Cedar Crest College

9 to 160%67%59%23%100%7%
7

Concordia University-Irvine

11 to 163%76%91%20%100%N/A
8

Corban University

13 to 155%77%32%24%100%4%
9

Duquesne University

14 to 177%88%74%31%100%N/A
10

Eastern University

13 to 155%80%64%39%100%9%
11

Graceland University-Lamoni

15 to 147%70%50%33%100%N/A
12

Gwynedd Mercy University

14 to 166%82%66%26%100%8%
13

Immaculata University

9 to 148%82%80%19%100%6%
14

King's College

13 to 166%76%72%25%100%11%
15

Malone University

11 to 159%71%72%33%100%6%
16

Marywood University

13 to 165%81%71%28%100%7%
17

McKendree University

14 to 148%75%63%38%100%8%
18

Montreat College

12 to 142%58%54%29%100%8%
19

Mount St Mary's College

12 to 164%79%74%33%100%N/A
20

Mount St Mary's University

13 to 166%78%67%13%100%N/A
21

North Greenville University

14 to 155%73%58%49%100%7%
22

Northwest Christian University

12 to 146%54%70%37%100%4%
23

Northwestern College

11 to 163%79%76%31%100%2%
24

Northwood University-Michigan

11 to 154%83%65%32%100%N/A
25

Olivet Nazarene University

16 to 157%75%82%25%100%5%
26

Ottawa University-Ottawa

11 to 134%62%99%55%100%N/A
27

Palm Beach Atlantic University

13 to 147%73%84%43%100%6%
28

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 161%86%73%35%100%5%
29

Rosemont College

10 to 146%71%58%19%100%7%
30

Saint John Fisher College

13 to 173%83%63%21%100%4%
31

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

8 to 160%77%98%20%100%5%
32

Spring Arbor University

12 to 157%76%65%21%100%6%
33

The University of Findlay

14 to 156%76%68%38%100%N/A
34

Trinity International University-Illinois

14 to 145%69%94%44%100%N/A
35

Union University

8 to 164%94%74%32%100%4%
36

University of Charleston

14 to 146%66%69%30%100%8%
37

University of Mary

17 to 149%71%83%56%100%5%
38

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

12 to 154%70%54%38%100%N/A
39

University of St Francis

11 to 157%79%51%27%100%N/A
40

Ursuline College

7 to 150%65%58%40%100%6%
41

Anderson University

16 to 141%73%65%35%99%4%
42

Avila University

14 to 149%70%61%18%99%8%
43

Charleston Southern University

15 to 136%65%69%26%99%9%
44

Clarkson University

15 to 173%87%64%18%99%2%
45

Concordia University-Saint Paul

16 to 146%73%52%40%99%N/A
46

DeSales University

15 to 170%85%76%21%99%3%
47

Eastern Mennonite University

10 to 164%77%65%33%99%4%
48

Hiram College

11 to 165%76%57%20%99%10%
49

Judson University

10 to 150%72%71%39%99%6%
50

Lewis University

13 to 162%82%56%23%99%5%
51

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

12 to 168%80%92%23%99%N/A
52

Marian University

11 to 149%68%76%33%99%6%
53

Midland University

8 to 149%62%68%32%99%8%
54

Midway College

13 to 152%83%54%48%99%10%
55

Misericordia University

13 to 169%81%65%32%99%N/A
56

Missouri Valley College

14 to 125%44%22%86%99%10%
57

Muskingum University

14 to 148%68%76%27%99%7%
58

Notre Dame College

15 to 139%60%90%15%99%N/A
59

Ouachita Baptist University

12 to 160%76%70%32%99%7%
60

Rivier University

17 to 159%77%89%27%99%4%
61

Simpson University

11 to 147%81%55%47%99%6%
62

St Catherine University

11 to 154%79%61%24%99%N/A
63

Taylor University

13 to 174%89%88%32%99%3%
64

The College of Saint Scholastica

15 to 168%84%73%33%99%N/A
65

University of Saint Mary

10 to 153%72%47%30%99%7%
66

Viterbo University

12 to 147%81%71%25%99%5%
67

William Woods University

10 to 156%74%75%31%99%5%
68

Belhaven University

12 to 140%60%48%25%98%6%
69

Buena Vista University

10 to 153%69%70%27%98%8%
70

Chestnut Hill College

10 to 142%72%58%18%98%8%
71

Cumberland University

14 to 137%64%47%56%98%8%
72

Lakeland College

15 to 151%70%66%37%98%6%
73

Norwich University

14 to 157%75%255%31%98%5%
74

Philadelphia University

13 to 158%75%64%16%98%4%
75

Regis University

8 to 158%82%70%25%98%3%
76

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

7 to 149%66%N/AN/A98%N/A
77

Thomas College

22 to 143%65%72%35%98%9%
78

Truman State University

17 to 172%87%72%41%98%4%
79

Ashland University

9 to 156%74%74%29%97%5%
80

Brescia University

14 to 130%57%45%9%97%13%
81

Briar Cliff University

12 to 145%66%N/AN/A97%8%
82

California College San Diego

11 to 158%27%N/AN/A97%26%
83

California Lutheran University

15 to 170%85%48%16%97%4%
84

Chatham University

10 to 150%77%61%25%97%2%
85

Greenville College

11 to 150%73%66%24%97%7%
86

Huntington University

13 to 162%79%97%30%97%5%
87

Keystone College

11 to 142%71%72%40%97%10%
88

Maryville University of Saint Louis

12 to 167%87%76%34%97%6%
89

Milwaukee School of Engineering

14 to 156%83%68%37%97%5%
90

Mississippi College

15 to 153%68%67%46%97%6%
91

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

17 to 161%73%63%37%97%7%
92

Oklahoma Christian University

16 to 149%85%63%43%97%6%
93

Point Park University

13 to 150%76%74%23%97%11%
94

Rider University

12 to 166%79%72%16%97%7%
95

Simmons College

10 to 171%86%49%16%97%2%
96

St Andrews University

12 to 146%70%64%31%97%N/A
97

St John's University-New York

17 to 156%80%53%10%97%N/A
98

Stevens Institute of Technology

10 to 179%96%38%33%97%3%
99

The Sage Colleges

11 to 158%78%57%23%97%N/A
100

Trine University

15 to 151%74%72%21%97%9%

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more