Colleges and Universities That Meet a High Percentage of Need


Below is a list of schools that meet between 90 and 100% of need or have a proven track record of support with high-need students with schools located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut indicated in bold.

Colleges and Universities that Meet 100% of Need

Amherst College (MA)

Antioch University (OH)

Austin College (TX)

Barnard College (NY)

Bates College (ME)

Beloit College (WI)

Boston College (MA)

Bowdoin College (ME)

Brown University (RI)

Bucknell University (PA)

California Institute of Technology (CA)

Campbell University (NC)

Carleton College (MN)

Chapman University (CA)

Claremont McKenna College (CA)

Clarke College (IA)

Colby College (ME)

Colgate University (NY)

College of New Rochelle (NY)

College of the Holy Cross (MA)

Columbia University (NY)

Connecticut College (CT)

Cornell College (IA)

Cornell University (NY)

Dartmouth College (NH)

Davidson College (NC)

Duke University (NC)

Emory University (GA)

Franklin and Marshall College (PA)

Georgetown University (DC)

Gettysburg College (PA)

Grinnell College (IA)

Hamilton College (NY)

Harvard University (MA)

Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Haverford College (PA)

Lafayette College (PA)

Lake Forest College (IL)

Lawrence University (WI)

Macalester College (MN)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Middlebury College (VT)

Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Northwestern University (IL)

University of Notre Dame (IN)

Oberlin College (OH)

Occidental College (CA)

Pitzer College (CA)

Pomona College (CA)

Princeton University (NJ)

Reed College (OR)

Rice University (TX)

Rockhurst University (MO)

Salem College (NC)

Scripps College (CA)

Smith College (MA)

Southern Arkansas University (AR)

Stanford University (CA)

St. Olaf College (MN)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Swarthmore College (PA)

Talladega College (AL)

Thomas Aquinas College (CA)

Trinity College (CT)

Tufts University (MA)

Union College (NY)

University of Chicago (IL)

University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill (NC)

University of Northern Colorado (CO)

University of Pennsylvania (PA)

University of Richmond (VA)

University of Rochester (NY)

University of Virginia (VA)

Vanderbilt University (TN)

Vassar College (NY)

Wabash College (IN)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Wellesley College (MA)

Wesleyan University (CT)

Williams College (MA)

Yale University (CT)

Brandeis University (MA)

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 99% of Need

Adrian College (MI)

Andrews University (MI)

Christian Brothers University (TN)

Dickinson College (PA)

Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Northwood University: Michigan (MI)

St. John’s College (MD)

University of Southern California (CA)

Washington and Lee University (VA)

Western International University (AZ)

CUNY: Brooklyn College (NY)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 98% of Need

Briar Cliff University (IA)

Bryn Mawr College (PA)

College of the Atlantic (ME)

Colorado College (CO)

DePauw University (IN)

Kenyon College (OH)

Skidmore College (NY)

Southwestern University (TX)

Whitman College (WA)

Wheaton College (MA)

California University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 97% of Need

Albion College (MI)

Bethany College (KS)

Doane College (NE)

Keystone College (PA)

Lehigh University (PA)

Loyola University Maryland (MD)

University of Dayton (OH)

Babson College (MA)

Hampshire College (MA)

Southern Illinois University: Carbondale (IL)

University of Iowa (IA)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 96% of Need

Agnes Scott (GA)

Bluffton University (OH)

Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Coe College (IA)

Ohio Northern University (OH)

University of Evansville (IN)

Sewanee: University of the South (TN)

Jarvis Christian College (TX)

Medcenter One College of Nursing (ND)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 95% of Need

Oral Roberts University (OK)

Northwestern College (IA)

Manchester College (IN)

Central Michigan University (MI)

Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Midland Lutheran College (NE)

University of the Cumberlands (KY)

Hiram College (OH)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 94% of Need

College of Wooster (OH)

Clark University (MA)

Denison University (OH)

Fitchburg State College (MA)

Knox College (IL)

McDaniel College (MD)

University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth (MA)

University of Virginia: Wise (VA)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 93% of Need

University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point (WI)

St. Lawrence University (NY)

University of Wisconsin: Eau Claire (WI)

Colorado School of Mines (CO)

Earlham College (IN)

Lexington College (IL)

Rollins College (FL)

Tulane University (LA)

Williamette University (OR)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 92% of Need

Buena Vista University (IA)

Berea College (KY)

Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)

Millikin University (IL)

New College of Florida (FL)

Purdue University: West Lafayette (IN)

Sarah Lawrence College (NY)

University of Colorado: Boulder (CO)

University of Illinois: Chicago (IL)

University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign (IL)

University of Massachusetts: Lowell (MA)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 91% of Need

Allegheny College (PA)

Aquinas College (MI)

Coker College (SC)

Cornell College (IA)

Creighton University (NE)

Illinois College (IL)

Lewis and Clark College (OR)

Pepperdine University (CA)

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY)

University of North Florida (FL)

University of Redlands (CA)

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (NY)

Colleges and Universities that Meet 90% of Need

Anderson University (SC)

Ashland University (OH)

Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)

CUNY: Queens College (NY)

Christendom College (VA)

College of Idaho (ID)

Cooper Union (NY)

Curtis Institute of Music (PA)

Georgetown College (KY)

Grambling State University (LA)

Marian University (WI)

Roanoke College (VA)

Roger Williams University (RI)

Southern Methodist University (TX)

St. Norbert College (WI)

St. Paul’s College (VA)

Trinity University (TX)

University of Central Missouri (MO)

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor (MI)

University of Texas: Austin (TX)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM)

Other Colleges and Universities With a Proven Track Record of Support for High-Need Students

Guilford College (NC)

Providence College (RI)

Rhode Island College (RI)

W.L. Bonner Bible College (SC)

University of Rhode Island (RI)

Community College of Rhode Island (RI)

Bentley University (MA)

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