10 Best Private Colleges Where Everybody Gets a Scholarship

Webb was picked #5 in the following Money article: 10 Best Private Colleges Where Everybody Gets a Scholarship.

No freshman pays full price at these highly rated colleges.

The cost of private college has gotten so painfully high that most schools now award scholarships to the vast majority of their students.

At least 223 colleges go even further—giving every single one of their freshmen a scholarship. (Freshmen who are U.S. citizens or legal residents, that is. Very few colleges give significant aid to international students.)

While most students are able to renew their scholarships for all four years, some upperclassmen may lose merit scholarships due to bad grades. They could also receive less need-based aid because of improvements in their family’s financial circumstances.

Of course, for some schools, offering scholarships to every admitted student is an act of desperation, tantamount to a fire sale to fill the seats at a troubled college. But MONEY has sifted through the data and identified some surprisingly top-notch schools, such as Cooper Union, College of the Ozarks, Berea, and Webb Institute, where the founders required that every student receive a scholarship. The other schools on this list have made universal freshmen scholarships a practice in recent years.

Based on our latest ratings, here are the 10 best colleges where no freshman pays sticker price. We also have a complete list of all 99 colleges in our ratings that give every freshman at least some scholarship money.