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Colleges That Offer the Biggest Discount

Want to know which schools are likely to give you a sweet deal? Check out our ranking of colleges that offer, on average, more than a 50% discount on tuition after grants and scholarships.

“Discount” is based on the difference between the original tuition price and the average Net Price*.

Rank Name Location Niche Grade Discount Rate Tuition Net Price Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
Location Berea, KY
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 97%
Tuition $39,990
Net Price $1,196
Acceptance Rate 38%
Rank 2
Location Fort Pierce, FL
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 79%
Tuition $2,764
Net Price $588
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 3
Location Claremont, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 68%
Tuition $52,780
Net Price $16,988
Acceptance Rate 8%
Rank 4
Location Princeton, NJ
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 68%
Tuition $50,340
Net Price $16,192
Acceptance Rate 5%
Rank 5
Location New Haven, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 66%
Tuition $55,500
Net Price $18,748
Acceptance Rate 6%
Rank 6
Location Stanford, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 66%
Tuition $51,354
Net Price $17,271
Acceptance Rate 4%
Rank 7
Location Amherst, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 66%
Tuition $56,426
Net Price $19,275
Acceptance Rate 13%
Rank 8
Location Williamstown, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 66%
Tuition $55,450
Net Price $18,979
Acceptance Rate 13%
Rank 9
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $50,420
Net Price $17,590
Acceptance Rate 5%
Rank 10
Location Albion, MI
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $50,590
Net Price $17,663
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 11
Location Jersey City, NJ
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $37,486
Net Price $13,246
Acceptance Rate 74%
Rank 12
Location Durham, NC
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 64%
Tuition $55,695
Net Price $19,785
Acceptance Rate 9%
Rank 13
Location New York, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 64%
Tuition $59,430
Net Price $21,220
Acceptance Rate 6%
Rank 14
Location Swarthmore, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $52,190
Net Price $19,446
Acceptance Rate 9%
Rank 15
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $51,832
Net Price $18,971
Acceptance Rate 7%
Rank 16
Location Waterville, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $55,210
Net Price $20,689
Acceptance Rate 13%
Rank 17
Location Middletown, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $54,944
Net Price $21,236
Acceptance Rate 17%
Rank 18
Location McAllen, TX
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $4,080
Net Price $1,610
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 19
Location Austin, TX
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $10,830
Net Price $4,194
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 20
Location Buffalo, NY
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $29,500
Net Price $11,929
Acceptance Rate 63%
Rank 21
Location Lancaster, PA
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $56,550
Net Price $23,007
Acceptance Rate 35%
Rank 22
Location Lexington, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $52,455
Net Price $21,918
Acceptance Rate 21%
Rank 23
Location Hamilton, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $55,530
Net Price $23,058
Acceptance Rate 25%
Rank 24
Location Middlebury, VT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $54,450
Net Price $23,136
Acceptance Rate 17%
Rank 25
Location Maryville, TN
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $46,304
Net Price $19,565
Acceptance Rate 55%
Rank 26
Location Hanover, NH
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $53,496
Net Price $23,394
Acceptance Rate 9%
Rank 27
Location Saratoga Springs, NY
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $54,420
Net Price $24,087
Acceptance Rate 27%
Rank 28
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $56,960
Net Price $25,211
Acceptance Rate 25%
Rank 29
Location Ripon, WI
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $43,808
Net Price $19,093
Acceptance Rate 69%
Rank 30
Location Charleston, WV
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $30,900
Net Price $13,643
Acceptance Rate 50%
Rank 31
Location Hartford, CT
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $56,910
Net Price $24,962
Acceptance Rate 34%
Rank 32
Location Wichita, KS
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $30,750
Net Price $13,902
Acceptance Rate 62%
Rank 33
Location Chicago, IL
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $33,880
Net Price $15,131
Acceptance Rate 74%
Rank 34
Location Haverford, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $54,838
Net Price $25,362
Acceptance Rate 19%
Rank 35
Location Brunswick, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $53,922
Net Price $24,831
Acceptance Rate 10%
Rank 36
Location McPherson, KS
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $28,500
Net Price $13,184
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 37
Location University of Richmond, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $52,610
Net Price $24,634
Acceptance Rate 30%
Rank 38
Location Nashville, TN
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $49,816
Net Price $23,596
Acceptance Rate 10%
Rank 39
Location Lewiston, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $53,794
Net Price $25,113
Acceptance Rate 18%
Rank 40
Location Chestnut Hill, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $56,780
Net Price $26,567
Acceptance Rate 28%
Rank 41
Location Monmouth, IL
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $37,674
Net Price $17,812
Acceptance Rate 69%
Rank 42
Location Philadelphia, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $55,584
Net Price $26,266
Acceptance Rate 8%
Rank 43
Location Alpena, MI
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $6,840
Net Price $3,183
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 44
Location Clinton, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $57,930
Net Price $27,809
Acceptance Rate 21%
Rank 45
Location Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $54,680
Net Price $26,475
Acceptance Rate 65%
Rank 46
Location Medford, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $56,382
Net Price $26,825
Acceptance Rate 15%
Rank 47
Location Bronx, NY
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $7,210
Net Price $3,467
Acceptance Rate 40%
Rank 48
Location Mars Hill, NC
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $32,968
Net Price $15,976
Acceptance Rate 57%
Rank 49
Location Claremont, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $54,405
Net Price $26,512
Acceptance Rate 9%
Rank 50
Location Richmond, IN
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $46,410
Net Price $22,601
Acceptance Rate 65%
Rank 51
Location Houston, TX
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $47,350
Net Price $23,202
Acceptance Rate 11%
**Net Price is defined as the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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