Selected Colleges for Student Athletes*

 

      Financial Aid
Need Need  Academic Athletic
Based Blind Merit Merit
       
Division I 
       
Ivy League
Princeton University (100)
Harvard University (99)
Yale University (97)
Columbia University (95)  
Univ. of Pennsylvania (91)
Dartmouth College (90)
Brown University (85) 
Cornell University (84)  
       
Patriot League
U.S. Naval Academy (89)
Colgate University (85)
U.S. Military Academy (83)
Bucknell University (79)
Holy Cross (79)
Lafayette College (76)
Lehigh University (60) 
       
Atlantic Coast Conference  
Duke University (92)
Notre Dame (82)
Univ. of Virginia (73)
Wake Forest University (72)
Boston College (68)
Univ. of North Carolina (68)
Georgia Tech (64)  
Univ. of Miami (59)
Syracuse (55)
Virginia Tech (52)
       
PAC 10
Stanford University (95) 
Univ. of Cal. Berkeley (77)  
UCLA (77)  
Univ. of Southern Cal. (74)  
       
Big 10
Northwestern Univ.(89)
Univ. of Michigan (71)  
Univ. of Illinois (61)  
Univ. of Wisconsin (61)  
Penn State (60)  
Purdue (55)  
       
Other Division I
Vanderbilt University (84)
Rice University (82)
Univ. of Richmond (79)
Georgetown University (76)
William and Mary (65)
Boston University (61)
Tulane (61)
Northeastern University (60)
Univ. of Florida (60)
Geo. Washington Univ. (56)
Univ. of Connecticut (56)
Fordham University (54)
Univ of Massachusetts (49)
Miami of Ohio (48)
Univ. of Vermont (46)
UNH (42)
       
Division II
       
Northeast - 10 Conference
St. Michaels College (56)
St. Anselm College (54)
Stonehill College (53)
UMass Lowell (30)
Bentley University
Franklin Pierce University
Merrimack College 
Southern NH University
Univ. of New Haven 
       
Division III
       
NESCAC
Williams College (100)
Amherst College (96)
Bowdoin College (92)
Middlebury College (92)
Hamilton College (86)
Wesleyan University (86)
Colby College (85)
Bates College (81)
Trinity College (73)
Tufts University (72)
Connecticut College (71)
       
Liberty League
Vassar College (88)
Skidmore College (75)
Union College (75)
Bard (72)
St. Lawrence University (66)
Hobart & Wm. Smith (65)
RPI (61)
       
NEWMAC
MIT (93)
Wellesley College (92)
Smith College (86)
Mount Holyoke College (78)
Wheaton College (MA) (67)
WPI (55)
Clark (49)
Babson College
Emerson
Springfield College
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
       
University Athletic Association
University of Chicago (95)
Washington U. in St. Louis (84)
Emory University (76)
Carnegie Mellon Univ.(74)
New York University (67)
Univ. of Rochester (66)
Brandeis University (65)
Case Western Reserve (63)
       
Other Division III
Swarthmore College (94)
Pomona College (92)
Carleton College (91)
Cal.Inst.of Technolgy (90)
Johns Hopkins University (90)
Claremont McKenna Coll. (89)
Davidson College (89)
Haverford College (88)
Harvey Mudd College (86)
Washington & Lee Univ. (86)
Grinnell College (85)
Oberlin College (82)
Colorado College (81)
Kenyon College (81)
Dennison University (68)
Muhlenberg College (62)
       

 

 

 

* Parenthetical numbers are "Overall Scores" in U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges, 2016 Edition. The scores assess academic quality on these weighted measures: assessment by peers and counselors (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance 7.5% and alumni giving (5%).