Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 2

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
101

Goshen College

10 to 166%78%66%22%90%4%
102

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

11 to 166%80%64%50%90%3%
103

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

12 to 146%80%N/AN/A90%N/A
104

Georgetown College

10 to 157%72%68%13%90%5%
105

Goucher College

11 to 169%82%77%11%90%3%
106

University of Detroit Mercy

10 to 163%85%73%12%90%6%
107

William Woods University

11 to 152%75%73%21%90%N/A
108

Le Moyne College

13 to 168%88%62%9%90%6%
109

The Sage Colleges

12 to 160%78%54%11%90%N/A
110

George Fox University

14 to 170%81%77%21%90%3%
111

Multnomah University

13 to 155%70%59%29%90%3%
112

Lancaster Bible College

14 to 173%79%68%42%90%N/A
113

Saint Joseph's University

13 to 179%90%82%14%90%N/A
114

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

3 to 150%N/A70%70%90%N/A
115

Concordia University-Chicago

15 to 150%62%50%7%89%4%
116

Illinois Institute of Technology

13 to 173%87%53%11%89%N/A
117

North Park University

11 to 152%75%49%9%89%8%
118

Olivet Nazarene University

14 to 161%77%77%18%89%N/A
119

Anderson University

11 to 154%75%60%16%89%5%
120

Merrimack College

13 to 171%83%79%11%89%4%
121

Bethel University

12 to 174%84%95%40%89%3%
122

St Catherine University

10 to 157%86%67%14%89%N/A
123

Franciscan University of Steubenville

14 to 179%86%79%26%89%N/A
124

Presbyterian College

11 to 170%81%62%13%89%4%
125

Johnson University

14 to 157%74%58%42%89%N/A
126

Westminster College

9 to 162%82%96%23%89%N/A
127

University of Charleston

14 to 147%66%52%16%89%12%
128

Milwaukee School of Engineering

16 to 164%87%65%22%89%5%
129

Wisconsin Lutheran College

12 to 162%75%92%38%89%N/A
130

Samford University

12 to 174%89%93%26%88%N/A
131

University of Florida

20 to 187%96%48%24%88%N/A
132

Savannah College of Art and Design

20 to 167%85%70%21%88%9%
133

Spring Arbor University

11 to 152%79%69%19%88%N/A
134

Adelphi University

11 to 167%84%72%9%88%5%
135

Ithaca College

11 to 176%86%67%11%88%3%
136

Cedarville University

13 to 172%86%74%26%88%2%
137

Eastern University

10 to 161%74%52%13%88%8%
138

Philadelphia University

13 to 165%82%64%13%88%N/A
139

University of Scranton

10 to 180%88%72%9%88%N/A
140

West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

25 to 153%69%N/AN/A88%N/A
141

University of California-Merced

18 to 166%84%61%9%88%N/A
142

Harding University

16 to 164%85%99%66%87%5%
143

California Lutheran University

15 to 166%84%62%9%87%3%
144

Friends University

11 to 141%74%58%22%87%10%
145

MCPHS University

16 to 172%84%87%16%87%N/A
146

Hope College

11 to 176%88%72%18%87%3%
147

Rider University

12 to 164%80%69%9%87%7%
148

Manhattan College

13 to 172%84%67%11%87%4%
149

Oral Roberts University

16 to 158%80%64%18%87%10%
150

Alvernia University

12 to 151%76%74%24%87%8%
151

Carlow University

11 to 150%77%81%24%87%5%
152

Anderson University

16 to 149%73%55%20%87%9%
153

Cumberland University

16 to 145%70%49%29%87%11%
154

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

14 to 141%74%28%20%87%N/A
155

Milligan College

9 to 163%78%65%31%87%5%
156

University of St Francis

11 to 165%76%51%13%86%N/A
157

Mount Mercy University

14 to 165%78%61%21%86%4%
158

Midway University

15 to 156%78%46%18%86%N/A
159

Wentworth Institute of Technology

15 to 167%84%67%14%86%N/A
160

Michigan Technological University

12 to 165%87%75%24%86%5%
161

Grace University

12 to 146%93%59%32%86%5%
162

Seton Hall University

13 to 163%84%76%10%86%N/A
163

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

9 to 169%88%66%13%86%1%
164

Queens University of Charlotte

9 to 153%74%67%13%86%7%
165

University of Mary

13 to 160%75%96%46%86%N/A
166

University of Dayton

16 to 179%91%58%13%86%N/A
167

Malone University

12 to 157%70%69%21%86%5%
168

Dallas Baptist University

13 to 158%72%42%17%86%8%
169

California Baptist University

18 to 160%76%65%26%85%8%
170

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

5 to 158%100%73%55%85%N/A
171

Sacred Heart University

15 to 164%83%59%14%85%N/A
172

Mercer University

13 to 161%87%67%18%85%5%
173

Huntington University

10 to 166%79%84%22%85%4%
174

Buena Vista University

9 to 151%78%68%16%85%7%
175

MidAmerica Nazarene University

7 to 155%74%61%21%85%7%
176

William Carey University

13 to 154%81%57%23%85%N/A
177

Niagara University

13 to 163%88%85%22%85%8%
178

Walsh University

13 to 160%78%80%30%85%N/A
179

La Salle University

12 to 163%78%75%13%85%4%
180

Edgewood College

10 to 160%81%77%26%85%4%
181

Viterbo University

11 to 151%78%66%20%85%N/A
182

University of California-Riverside

19 to 173%91%56%11%84%N/A
183

Lincoln Christian University

13 to 161%67%60%36%84%8%
184

Bethel College-Indiana

12 to 164%78%66%14%84%9%
185

Taylor University

12 to 177%87%85%30%84%N/A
186

Andrews University

9 to 154%80%39%12%84%7%
187

Baldwin Wallace University

13 to 167%83%60%18%84%3%
188

University of the Sciences

10 to 172%90%58%9%84%N/A
189

Saint Francis University

14 to 172%87%74%22%84%N/A
190

Wilkes University

15 to 159%77%82%18%84%N/A
191

Roger Williams University

14 to 164%81%78%11%84%N/A
192

Regent University

28 to 149%80%84%25%84%N/A
193

Liberty University

18 to 147%75%22%10%84%N/A
194

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%87%74%8%83%N/A
195

Catholic University of America

7 to 169%86%79%15%83%2%
196

Nova Southeastern University

16 to 144%80%59%15%83%N/A
197

Loyola University Chicago

14 to 174%86%71%10%83%5%
198

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

6 to 150%74%59%26%83%N/A
199

Grace Bible College

13 to 160%56%81%44%83%3%
200

Northwood University-Michigan

14 to 157%78%69%16%83%N/A

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