Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 6

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
501

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

12 to 190%97%26%12%51%N/A
502

Michigan State University

17 to 177%92%66%23%51%N/A
503

Montclair State University

17 to 166%83%70%26%51%5%
504

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

15 to 180%93%58%19%51%N/A
505

SUNY at Binghamton

20 to 181%91%42%9%51%N/A
506

University of North Dakota

21 to 154%81%82%39%51%N/A
507

Lehigh University

10 to 188%95%30%10%51%N/A
508

University of Utah

16 to 164%89%81%28%51%N/A
509

Purdue University-Main Campus

12 to 175%92%59%15%51%N/A
510

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

18 to 167%87%81%26%50%4%
511

Illinois State University

18 to 173%82%88%30%50%4%
512

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

17 to 177%93%45%13%50%N/A
513

East Carolina University

18 to 162%80%69%25%50%N/A
514

Wake Forest University

10 to 188%93%29%10%50%N/A
515

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

13 to 172%85%82%54%50%N/A
516

Villanova University

12 to 190%96%48%10%50%N/A
517

Nazarene Bible College

9 to 140%100%N/AN/A49%13%
518

Boston University

12 to 185%93%33%7%49%N/A
519

Washington University in St Louis

8 to 193%96%17%6%49%N/A
520

Babson College

14 to 189%96%26%7%48%N/A
521

Minnesota State University-Mankato

23 to 149%74%67%24%48%6%
522

Skidmore College

8 to 186%94%36%8%48%N/A
523

Longwood University

16 to 166%80%79%22%48%5%
524

Western Washington University

18 to 171%82%82%28%48%N/A
525

Towson University

17 to 170%86%73%25%47%N/A
526

Oregon Institute of Technology

19 to 146%78%57%23%47%N/A
527

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

23 to 146%75%85%37%47%N/A
528

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

22 to 154%75%94%46%47%N/A
529

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

21 to 165%80%85%39%46%N/A
530

Boston College

14 to 192%95%29%7%45%2%
531

Appalachian State University

16 to 171%86%66%23%45%4%
532

The University of Texas at Austin

18 to 180%95%39%18%45%N/A
533

Fort Hays State University

16 to 143%70%86%41%44%7%
534

Harvard University

7 to 198%98%6%4%44%N/A
535

College of William and Mary

12 to 190%95%34%10%44%N/A
536

University of Wisconsin-Stout

20 to 157%76%93%49%44%N/A
537

University of Colorado Boulder

18 to 171%86%80%20%43%4%
538

Tufts University

9 to 193%97%16%7%43%N/A
539

Rowan University

18 to 167%86%71%18%43%N/A
540

Ramapo College of New Jersey

17 to 174%86%53%13%43%N/A
541

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

19 to 171%88%59%19%43%N/A
542

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

20 to 184%94%53%18%43%N/A
543

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

22 to 160%81%80%36%43%N/A
544

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

18 to 168%85%80%34%43%N/A
545

Georgetown University

11 to 194%96%17%8%42%N/A
546

University of Wisconsin-Madison

18 to 185%96%58%22%42%N/A
547

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

11 to 168%100%53%37%42%N/A
548

Fashion Institute of Technology

17 to 175%90%41%27%41%7%
549

George Mason University

16 to 169%87%69%14%41%2%
550

University of Mary Washington

14 to 170%82%83%18%41%2%
551

University of Virginia-Main Campus

15 to 193%97%30%12%40%N/A
552

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

20 to 170%92%49%33%39%10%
553

Pamlico Community College

9 to 172%76%N/AN/A39%N/A
554

Dakota State University

18 to 138%74%81%38%39%9%
555

Virginia Baptist College

5 to 1100%25%N/AN/A38%N/A
556

Park University

17 to 143%59%40%11%37%10%
557

Bristol University

15 to 189%60%46%26%35%12%
558

James Madison University

16 to 183%91%73%21%34%3%
559

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

7 to 1100%N/A55%17%34%11%
560

Northwest Iowa Community College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A30%11%
561

Midwives College of Utah

5 to 1N/A100%100%100%30%N/A
562

New York School of Interior Design

10 to 150%80%42%8%29%N/A
563

Oakland City University

12 to 163%71%55%10%24%10%
564

Grace College of Divinity

6 to 1N/A83%53%50%24%N/A
565

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

12 to 161%85%63%63%23%N/A
566

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

6 to 160%100%N/AN/A22%N/A
567

American Sentinel University

20 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A22%N/A
568

Southeastern Baptist College

6 to 180%40%N/AN/A21%N/A
569

Unitek College

16 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A20%N/A
570

American Medical Academy

6 to 175%83%N/AN/A18%N/A
571

Mountain State College

17 to 192%83%N/AN/A6%18%

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