Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 5

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
401

Brigham Young University-Idaho

25 to 161%68%100%47%60%3%
402

Cox College

9 to 199%100%59%22%60%N/A
403

University of Missouri-Columbia

20 to 169%87%78%28%60%N/A
404

Clarkson College

13 to 171%71%52%39%60%N/A
405

Rivier University

18 to 143%77%57%11%60%N/A
406

CUNY Brooklyn College

15 to 154%82%37%7%60%7%
407

SUNY at Albany

18 to 168%82%56%12%60%N/A
408

University of Oregon

19 to 171%88%74%19%60%N/A
409

Bryan College-Dayton

14 to 157%65%46%24%60%7%
410

San Diego State University

28 to 168%89%34%9%59%N/A
411

Indiana University-Bloomington

17 to 177%89%78%23%59%5%
412

Maine College of Health Professions

5 to 1100%100%25%25%59%N/A
413

Notre Dame of Maryland University

12 to 154%79%52%11%59%8%
414

University of Northwestern-St Paul

18 to 166%82%87%33%59%N/A
415

SUNY at Purchase College

15 to 158%81%41%10%59%7%
416

Minot State University

12 to 143%75%57%41%59%N/A
417

Ashland University

14 to 158%75%77%19%59%5%
418

Immaculata University

9 to 170%83%79%12%59%6%
419

Shenandoah University

10 to 155%77%82%22%59%7%
420

University of Alabama at Birmingham

18 to 155%79%60%21%58%N/A
421

University of Arkansas

19 to 162%82%60%24%58%N/A
422

Bethesda University

10 to 177%68%N/AN/A58%2%
423

University of Iowa

15 to 172%85%81%20%58%N/A
424

Brandeis University

10 to 186%92%34%8%58%N/A
425

Emerson College

13 to 180%100%49%11%58%N/A
426

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

19 to 179%85%79%17%58%N/A
427

Gardner-Webb University

13 to 152%73%53%12%58%10%
428

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

18 to 162%88%86%29%58%N/A
429

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

22 to 168%83%68%26%58%N/A
430

South Dakota State University

17 to 154%76%92%44%58%5%
431

The University of Alabama

24 to 167%86%54%20%57%N/A
432

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

15 to 160%82%95%45%57%N/A
433

Kansas State University

19 to 162%83%95%39%57%6%
434

North Central Kansas Technical College

10 to 179%78%N/AN/A57%14%
435

Framingham State University

15 to 156%74%71%18%57%7%
436

New York University

10 to 184%93%32%10%57%N/A
437

Stony Brook University

17 to 168%90%41%8%57%N/A
438

Texas A & M University-College Station

20 to 179%90%67%31%57%N/A
439

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois

22 to 189%93%68%64%57%N/A
440

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 158%86%78%20%56%N/A
441

Frostburg State University

16 to 151%76%63%24%56%10%
442

Salisbury University

16 to 167%82%61%14%56%5%
443

Westfield State University

17 to 163%79%80%25%56%N/A
444

Bryan College of Health Sciences

9 to 179%86%86%67%56%3%
445

Stockton University

17 to 173%87%64%21%56%N/A
446

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

17 to 170%91%32%7%56%5%
447

CUNY Hunter College

11 to 154%83%39%8%56%5%
448

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

18 to 154%78%94%48%56%3%
449

Valley City State University

11 to 141%71%86%52%56%N/A
450

University of Western States

16 to 188%N/AN/AN/A56%N/A
451

Utah State University

22 to 149%71%97%29%56%6%
452

Central Washington University

20 to 152%79%82%34%56%7%
453

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

22 to 176%93%31%11%55%3%
454

California Institute of the Arts

7 to 156%87%25%9%55%8%
455

Hobe Sound Bible College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A55%11%
456

University of Northern Iowa

17 to 168%80%80%36%55%N/A
457

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

17 to 156%86%57%15%55%N/A
458

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

9 to 172%92%71%23%55%7%
459

Cornell University

9 to 193%97%15%8%55%N/A
460

University at Buffalo

13 to 174%88%60%15%55%N/A
461

SUNY College at Geneseo

20 to 182%89%73%15%55%N/A
462

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

17 to 156%77%59%26%55%N/A
463

Old Dominion University

19 to 153%82%83%31%55%N/A
464

Virginia Commonwealth University

17 to 162%86%79%27%55%N/A
465

University of Florida-Online

35 to 1N/A88%56%51%55%N/A
466

Colorado Christian University

15 to 147%79%N/AN/A54%6%
467

Regis University

14 to 173%79%66%10%54%N/A
468

Emory University

8 to 189%94%24%7%54%N/A
469

Winona State University

20 to 158%81%62%24%54%N/A
470

Saint Louis University

11 to 171%90%63%12%54%N/A
471

SUNY Maritime College

17 to 156%87%68%25%54%8%
472

Elon University

12 to 183%90%57%15%54%2%
473

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

15 to 175%93%50%20%54%N/A
474

Oregon State University

18 to 164%85%78%26%54%N/A
475

Carnegie Mellon University

10 to 188%98%24%8%54%N/A
476

University of Pennsylvania

6 to 195%98%10%7%54%N/A
477

University of South Dakota

17 to 152%77%74%31%54%N/A
478

The University of Texas at Arlington

25 to 146%71%66%26%54%N/A
479

Auburn University

19 to 173%90%78%25%53%6%
480

Berklee College of Music

11 to 156%87%29%12%53%12%
481

Alexandria Technical & Community College

24 to 164%71%N/AN/A53%12%
482

CUNY Queens College

14 to 158%85%40%8%53%5%
483

State University of New York at New Paltz

15 to 173%89%42%7%53%N/A
484

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

14 to 190%97%31%13%53%N/A
485

University of North Carolina Wilmington

17 to 171%85%61%18%53%N/A
486

Ohio University-Main Campus

18 to 167%79%74%21%53%N/A
487

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

15 to 182%92%54%13%53%N/A
488

Sessions College for Professional Design

15 to 160%90%N/AN/A53%N/A
489

Yale University

6 to 197%99%7%5%52%N/A
490

University of Maryland-College Park

17 to 186%95%45%14%52%N/A
491

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

16 to 172%93%74%47%52%5%
492

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

21 to 167%83%76%48%52%N/A
493

Southern New Hampshire University

30 to 158%61%92%21%52%8%
494

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

19 to 153%83%63%21%52%N/A
495

Texas Tech University

22 to 160%83%63%22%52%N/A
496

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

14 to 183%94%73%28%52%N/A
497

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

19 to 185%93%66%22%51%N/A
498

Johns Hopkins University

10 to 194%97%14%5%51%N/A
499

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

19 to 163%86%59%15%51%N/A
500

Lawrence Technological University

12 to 156%81%55%16%51%7%

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