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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 College Name Location Niche Grade Discount Rate Tuition Net Price Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
College Name Berea College
Location Berea, KY
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 93%
Tuition $25,760
Net Price $1,680
Acceptance Rate 35%
Rank 2
College Name Stanford University
Location Stanford, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 67%
Tuition $49,617
Net Price $16,562
Acceptance Rate 5%
Rank 3
College Name Harvard University
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $48,949
Net Price $17,030
Acceptance Rate 5%
Rank 4
College Name Yale University
Location New Haven, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $51,400
Net Price $18,053
Acceptance Rate 7%
Rank 5
College Name Princeton University
Location Princeton, NJ
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $47,140
Net Price $16,302
Acceptance Rate 6%
Rank 6
College Name Pomona College
Location Claremont, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 64%
Tuition $51,075
Net Price $18,427
Acceptance Rate 8%
Rank 7
College Name Amherst College
Location Amherst Center, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 64%
Tuition $54,310
Net Price $19,519
Acceptance Rate 13%
Rank 8
Location Lexington, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $67,150
Net Price $25,029
Acceptance Rate 22%
Rank 9
Location Jersey City, NJ
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $36,402
Net Price $13,377
Acceptance Rate 91%
Rank 10
College Name Williams College
Location Williamstown, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 62%
Tuition $53,550
Net Price $20,380
Acceptance Rate 15%
Rank 11
College Name Colby College
Location Waterville, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 62%
Tuition $53,120
Net Price $20,361
Acceptance Rate 16%
Rank 12
Location Fort Pierce, FL
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 62%
Tuition $2,764
Net Price $1,064
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 13
College Name Swarthmore College
Location Swarthmore, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $52,190
Net Price $20,444
Acceptance Rate 11%
Rank 14
College Name Columbia University
Location Manhattan, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $57,208
Net Price $22,824
Acceptance Rate 7%
Rank 15
College Name Wellesley College
Location Wellesley, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $50,840
Net Price $20,189
Acceptance Rate 28%
Rank 16
College Name Colgate University
Location Hamilton, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $55,530
Net Price $22,182
Acceptance Rate 28%
Rank 17
College Name Maryville College
Location Maryville, TN
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $46,304
Net Price $18,597
Acceptance Rate 49%
Rank 18
Location Bar Harbor, ME
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $43,542
Net Price $17,213
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 19
College Name Duke University
Location Durham, NC
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $53,744
Net Price $22,011
Acceptance Rate 10%
Rank 20
College Name Hamilton College
Location Kirkland, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $54,080
Net Price $22,139
Acceptance Rate 24%
Rank 21
College Name Dartmouth College
Location Hanover, NH
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $53,496
Net Price $22,303
Acceptance Rate 10%
Rank 22
College Name CUNY Lehman College
Location The Bronx, NY
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $7,010
Net Price $2,939
Acceptance Rate 35%
Rank 23
College Name Medaille College
Location Buffalo, NY
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $28,360
Net Price $11,980
Acceptance Rate 75%
Rank 24
Location Brooklyn, NY
Niche Grade C-
Discount Rate 58%
Tuition $7,750
Net Price $3,218
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 25
College Name Vassar College
Location Poughkeepsie Town, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $55,210
Net Price $23,763
Acceptance Rate 24%
Rank 26
Location Teaneck Township, NJ
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $39,446
Net Price $16,781
Acceptance Rate 88%
Rank 27
College Name Middlebury College
Location Middlebury, VT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $52,496
Net Price $22,841
Acceptance Rate 17%
Rank 28
College Name Haverford College
Location Lower Merion Township, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $52,994
Net Price $23,582
Acceptance Rate 20%
Rank 29
Location Charleston, WV
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $28,900
Net Price $12,786
Acceptance Rate 64%
Rank 30
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $49,892
Net Price $22,230
Acceptance Rate 7%
Rank 31
College Name Barnard College
Location Manhattan, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $52,662
Net Price $23,736
Acceptance Rate 15%
Rank 32
College Name Bates College
Location Lewiston, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $52,042
Net Price $23,312
Acceptance Rate 22%
Rank 33
Location Lancaster, PA
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $54,280
Net Price $24,472
Acceptance Rate 34%
Rank 34
Location Chicago, IL
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $33,380
Net Price $14,911
Acceptance Rate 75%
Rank 35
College Name South Texas College
Location McAllen, TX
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $4,020
Net Price $1,825
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 36
Location Philadelphia, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $53,534
Net Price $24,539
Acceptance Rate 9%
Rank 37
College Name Wesleyan University
Location Middletown, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $52,804
Net Price $24,251
Acceptance Rate 16%
Rank 38
College Name Earlham College
Location Richmond, IN
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $45,500
Net Price $20,721
Acceptance Rate 52%
Rank 39
College Name Albion College
Location Albion, MI
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $43,050
Net Price $19,913
Acceptance Rate 71%
Rank 40
Location Elizabeth City, NC
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $4,986
Net Price $2,304
Acceptance Rate 60%
Rank 41
College Name Bowdoin College
Location Brunswick, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $51,848
Net Price $24,447
Acceptance Rate 14%
Rank 42
College Name Wake Forest University
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $51,400
Net Price $23,986
Acceptance Rate 28%
Rank 43
Location Fresno, CA
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $30,458
Net Price $14,235
Acceptance Rate 72%
Rank 44
Location The Bronx, NY
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 53%
Tuition $37,100
Net Price $17,534
Acceptance Rate 91%
Rank 45
College Name Brown University
Location Providence, RI
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $53,419
Net Price $25,651
Acceptance Rate 8%
Rank 46
College Name University of Richmond
Location Richmond, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $50,910
Net Price $24,575
Acceptance Rate 33%
Rank 47
College Name Skidmore College
Location Saratoga Springs, NY
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $52,596
Net Price $25,254
Acceptance Rate 25%
Rank 48
College Name Ripon College
Location Ripon, WI
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $41,835
Net Price $20,151
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 49
Location Pasadena, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $49,908
Net Price $24,466
Acceptance Rate 8%
Rank 50
College Name Vanderbilt University
Location Nashville, TN
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $47,664
Net Price $23,295
Acceptance Rate 11%
Rank 51
College Name Hendrix College
Location Conway, AR
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $45,440
Net Price $22,089
Acceptance Rate 80%
Rank 52
Location Alpena, MI
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $6,630
Net Price $3,226
Acceptance Rate 100%
**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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