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

Laguna College of Art and Design

12 to 166%84%37%21%100%6%
2

Dordt College

15 to 169%81%70%27%100%2%
3

Cleary University

11 to 152%65%72%46%100%7%
4

Stephens College

10 to 155%72%68%16%100%9%
5

Concordia University-Portland

17 to 148%74%51%8%100%N/A
6

Spring Hill College

14 to 153%81%41%6%99%8%
7

Warner University

17 to 140%72%51%36%99%N/A
8

Berry College

12 to 164%83%55%13%99%4%
9

Illinois Wesleyan University

11 to 183%93%62%12%99%3%
10

St Bonaventure University

11 to 164%86%66%13%99%7%
11

Elizabethtown College

12 to 178%82%71%15%99%3%
12

Apex School of Theology

17 to 195%97%N/AN/A99%11%
13

Stetson University

13 to 164%77%63%9%98%5%
14

Cornell College

11 to 168%82%70%14%98%4%
15

McDaniel College

11 to 170%75%80%15%98%4%
16

Gordon College

13 to 169%85%93%24%98%2%
17

Susquehanna University

12 to 171%89%76%13%98%N/A
18

Saint Michael's College

11 to 176%87%76%10%98%N/A
19

The Baptist College of Florida

11 to 151%76%52%29%97%N/A
20

Augustana College

12 to 176%86%49%10%97%5%
21

Luther College

12 to 177%85%67%16%97%3%
22

Houghton College

12 to 173%84%95%35%97%4%
23

Nazareth College

9 to 173%84%76%14%97%4%
24

Cleveland Institute of Art

9 to 168%83%65%23%97%5%
25

John Carroll University

13 to 173%85%82%19%97%4%
26

Marywood University

12 to 170%83%71%16%97%6%
27

Messiah College

12 to 177%88%79%28%97%N/A
28

Augustana University

10 to 175%84%65%25%97%3%
29

Morningside College

13 to 155%74%56%8%96%N/A
30

Concordia College at Moorhead

11 to 173%82%78%23%96%2%
31

Monmouth University

14 to 167%83%74%14%96%6%
32

Clarkson University

14 to 172%88%68%11%96%3%
33

Saint John Fisher College

12 to 172%86%62%12%96%N/A
34

Oklahoma Christian University

13 to 149%79%59%17%96%8%
35

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

11 to 163%86%84%20%96%3%
36

Saint Vincent College

12 to 169%87%70%23%96%4%
37

Gonzaga University

12 to 183%95%73%20%96%N/A
38

Pacific Lutheran University

11 to 168%83%76%18%96%3%
39

Marquette University

15 to 180%90%74%9%96%3%
40

Agnes Scott College

9 to 168%87%62%19%95%7%
41

Elmhurst College

14 to 167%79%55%13%95%2%
42

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

13 to 177%93%58%13%95%N/A
43

Emmaus Bible College

9 to 175%83%35%14%95%N/A
44

Mount St Mary's University

12 to 169%75%67%8%95%4%
45

Calvin College

13 to 174%86%74%25%95%3%
46

Evangel University

14 to 154%71%61%24%95%7%
47

Salem College

11 to 160%83%62%21%95%7%
48

Eastern Mennonite University

10 to 161%73%62%15%95%3%
49

Simpson University

9 to 149%74%52%14%94%6%
50

Whittier College

12 to 166%80%63%9%94%N/A
51

Bradley University

12 to 174%86%66%10%94%3%
52

Saint Mary's College

10 to 179%90%80%24%94%N/A
53

Central College

12 to 167%78%64%10%94%4%
54

Drake University

13 to 175%88%67%12%94%3%
55

Northwestern College

13 to 167%82%72%21%94%N/A
56

Wartburg College

11 to 170%80%74%17%94%N/A
57

Martin Luther College

12 to 173%83%78%66%94%N/A
58

Hamline University

13 to 163%79%72%13%94%4%
59

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

11 to 160%82%66%26%94%9%
60

William Jewell College

10 to 162%82%49%17%94%N/A
61

Corban University

15 to 159%80%31%9%94%N/A
62

Arcadia University

10 to 158%79%59%6%94%6%
63

Lebanon Valley College

11 to 174%85%72%14%94%3%
64

Abilene Christian University

15 to 161%79%50%10%94%9%
65

Whitworth University

11 to 175%95%62%13%94%N/A
66

Saint Norbert College

13 to 173%82%78%16%94%3%
67

Florida Southern College

13 to 157%80%45%11%93%10%
68

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 168%89%N/AN/A93%18%
69

Toccoa Falls College

13 to 147%66%45%20%93%N/A
70

Kettering University

14 to 154%93%70%18%93%N/A
71

Belhaven University

11 to 147%67%51%9%93%6%
72

St Lawrence University

11 to 187%89%46%12%93%N/A
73

Pacific University

11 to 171%77%79%16%93%3%
74

Norwich University

12 to 156%74%57%18%93%N/A
75

Seattle Pacific University

15 to 171%87%82%13%93%3%
76

Azusa Pacific University

11 to 168%88%81%20%92%4%
77

Loyola University New Orleans

12 to 166%77%90%19%92%5%
78

Assumption College

12 to 173%83%76%12%92%4%
79

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

13 to 185%96%49%11%92%N/A
80

Stevens Institute of Technology

10 to 182%94%44%10%92%N/A
81

Canisius College

11 to 170%83%87%14%92%6%
82

Monroe College

18 to 153%78%45%28%92%10%
83

The University of Findlay

16 to 156%78%76%23%92%N/A
84

Xavier University

11 to 174%83%72%11%92%N/A
85

Duquesne University

13 to 174%85%76%20%92%3%
86

Juniata College

13 to 173%86%77%14%92%2%
87

Biola University

15 to 170%85%70%21%91%3%
88

Greenville College

13 to 157%82%56%14%91%N/A
89

University of Evansville

12 to 168%81%70%12%91%5%
90

Valparaiso University

13 to 167%82%82%11%91%N/A
91

Clarke University

9 to 157%76%72%14%91%6%
92

Simmons College

7 to 174%85%58%10%91%N/A
93

University of St Thomas

14 to 176%89%84%26%91%N/A
94

Creighton University

11 to 179%90%70%11%91%N/A
95

Northwest Christian University

12 to 153%69%68%23%91%N/A
96

Moravian College

12 to 169%80%75%19%91%4%
97

Columbia International University

14 to 162%73%34%17%91%N/A
98

North Greenville University

14 to 155%73%58%34%91%6%
99

International Baptist College and Seminary

4 to 160%79%N/AN/A91%2%
100

Dominican University

11 to 159%79%63%12%90%6%

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