Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 3

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
201

The New School

10 to 165%81%67%19%83%6%
202

Muskingum University

14 to 152%74%74%18%83%6%
203

Misericordia University

12 to 172%85%71%22%83%N/A
204

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

14 to 190%N/AN/AN/A83%4%
205

The Master's College and Seminary

10 to 169%85%95%41%82%N/A
206

Hope International University

14 to 142%91%34%12%82%N/A
207

Point Loma Nazarene University

15 to 175%84%71%21%82%N/A
208

University of Georgia

18 to 185%95%53%24%82%N/A
209

Graceland University-Lamoni

16 to 152%62%48%13%82%9%
210

Augsburg College

12 to 156%79%59%16%82%5%
211

The College of Saint Scholastica

15 to 170%84%61%12%82%N/A
212

Rochester Institute of Technology

13 to 168%89%57%16%82%N/A
213

Saint Joseph's College-New York

11 to 168%86%68%16%82%N/A
214

Yeshiva University

7 to 188%94%80%50%82%N/A
215

Muhlenberg College

11 to 185%93%48%12%82%N/A
216

Concordia University-Irvine

15 to 161%72%59%11%81%N/A
217

University of Redlands

14 to 172%85%68%11%81%N/A
218

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 156%78%68%25%81%N/A
219

Florida State University

25 to 179%93%56%20%81%N/A
220

Chaminade University of Honolulu

11 to 147%74%82%28%81%9%
221

Lewis University

13 to 166%84%62%12%81%N/A
222

Stevenson University

14 to 153%80%60%13%81%N/A
223

Otterbein University

10 to 161%81%75%20%81%6%
224

Widener University-Main Campus

12 to 157%78%68%16%81%N/A
225

Salve Regina University

13 to 172%86%73%12%81%N/A
226

Columbia College

13 to 150%76%89%36%81%9%
227

University of Denver

11 to 177%86%73%9%80%N/A
228

Northwest Nazarene University

15 to 149%77%56%17%80%N/A
229

DePaul University

16 to 173%84%72%13%80%6%
230

Moody Bible Institute

17 to 169%86%68%48%80%N/A
231

University of New England

13 to 165%75%85%14%80%N/A
232

Mount Holyoke College

10 to 185%90%50%14%80%N/A
233

Crown College

18 to 156%68%53%15%80%6%
234

Truman State University

16 to 173%89%79%32%80%N/A
235

Fordham University

14 to 181%91%48%5%80%5%
236

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

18 to 150%88%57%22%80%N/A
237

Drexel University

10 to 168%84%75%9%80%N/A
238

Robert Morris University

15 to 158%85%78%13%80%N/A
239

Southern Wesleyan University

18 to 150%69%62%22%80%12%
240

Chapman University

14 to 179%90%48%10%79%4%
241

Georgia College and State University

17 to 160%86%76%37%79%5%
242

Webster University

13 to 162%78%56%21%79%N/A
243

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 162%78%66%18%79%6%
244

DeSales University

13 to 170%78%78%16%79%4%
245

Gannon University

12 to 165%84%76%15%79%6%
246

Wheeling Jesuit University

11 to 154%72%61%15%79%N/A
247

Loyola Marymount University

11 to 179%91%51%10%78%N/A
248

Howard University

11 to 161%89%49%11%78%10%
249

Brenau University

11 to 148%59%66%9%78%7%
250

University of Kentucky

17 to 163%83%89%28%78%6%
251

Mississippi State University

19 to 160%82%65%28%78%8%
252

Avila University

10 to 155%74%51%10%78%9%
253

University of Rochester

10 to 188%96%34%8%78%N/A
254

University of St Thomas

9 to 158%83%78%28%78%N/A
255

Southeastern University

20 to 139%67%46%26%77%9%
256

Asbury University

11 to 163%81%57%19%77%6%
257

Endicott College

14 to 171%86%73%20%77%N/A
258

Missouri University of Science and Technology

19 to 165%87%88%41%77%5%
259

Trevecca Nazarene University

17 to 151%77%73%31%77%6%
260

University of Vermont

15 to 177%86%71%9%77%N/A
261

Bay Path University

12 to 157%80%77%16%76%9%
262

Fontbonne University

11 to 154%79%97%36%76%10%
263

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

16 to 175%85%52%20%76%N/A
264

SUNY College at Oswego

17 to 166%80%51%14%76%N/A
265

Utica College

11 to 142%70%83%13%76%8%
266

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

20 to 161%81%75%33%76%7%
267

University of Memphis

14 to 145%77%40%13%76%N/A
268

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

15 to 180%67%N/AN/A76%7%
269

Touro University Worldwide

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A76%4%
270

California State University-Fresno

25 to 158%83%52%18%75%7%
271

Fairfield University

12 to 182%89%65%9%75%1%
272

McKendree University

14 to 156%71%63%19%75%9%
273

Lesley University

10 to 154%80%67%12%75%4%
274

Marist College

16 to 178%91%45%13%75%N/A
275

Pfeiffer University

12 to 143%69%47%10%75%8%
276

Ohio Northern University

11 to 169%86%69%19%75%3%
277

Cedar Crest College

10 to 158%79%67%16%75%8%
278

Geneva College

15 to 164%83%73%20%75%6%
279

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

17 to 170%85%76%28%75%7%
280

Concordia University-Wisconsin

12 to 158%76%67%21%75%6%
281

John Brown University

15 to 162%81%74%31%74%N/A
282

University of California-Santa Cruz

18 to 178%88%50%8%74%N/A
283

Central Michigan University

20 to 159%79%69%19%74%6%
284

University of Minnesota-Morris

12 to 165%77%60%11%74%6%
285

Caldwell University

12 to 164%82%64%9%74%9%
286

Summit University of Pennsylvania

11 to 159%74%61%32%74%N/A
287

Union University

10 to 164%84%69%19%74%N/A
288

Provo College

12 to 171%100%N/AN/A74%18%
289

Laurus College

9 to 188%70%N/AN/A74%20%
290

University of California-Irvine

19 to 188%93%39%8%73%N/A
291

University of La Verne

17 to 164%85%47%9%73%N/A
292

University of West Georgia

20 to 139%72%57%31%73%9%
293

Eastern Illinois University

15 to 158%75%50%13%73%6%
294

Baker University

12 to 160%77%82%21%73%6%
295

Concordia University-Nebraska

14 to 159%76%78%25%73%4%
296

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

12 to 149%75%24%21%73%6%
297

Lipscomb University

12 to 155%84%61%20%73%5%
298

Texas A & M University-Commerce

20 to 142%73%47%15%73%N/A
299

Champlain College

14 to 158%79%66%10%73%N/A
300

California State University-Long Beach

24 to 167%89%34%8%72%5%

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