International Counselors rankings of Top colleges of international students who need money
Based on Doug Thompson’s work at OACAC, I have tabluated the top schools for international student financial aid. First by straight pot of money:
The top 20 based on overall money
|2||Mount Holyoke College||$13,682,904|
|5||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||$9,433,000|
|6||University of Pennsylvania||$9,036,708|
|7||University of Southern California||$6,960,670|
|13||St. John’s University||$6,012,468|
|17||St. Lawrence University||$4,985,370|
But that list only tells a part of the story. Places like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Middlebury and Dartmouth are need blind to international students. I wondered how schools came out when we factor in
a) number of students aided vs number of students enrolled
b) amount awarded vs cost of attendence
Both numbers could paint a different picture. And thus we have the aid co-efficient. The higher the coefficient allows a college rise in the ranks. A college funding one hundred percent of their students one hundred percent of the tuition will do better than a college that funds 100 percent of their students only 50%.
The weighted rankings for International Student financial aid.
|Rank||College Name||Aid coefficient|
|2||College of the Atlantic||0.902114517|
|3||St. Lawrence University||0.868528333|
|8||Mount Holyoke College||0.766557918|
|11||Washington & Lee University||0.704377077|
|13||University of the Ozarks||0.698962361|
|20||University of Richmond||0.641383772|
Now what is interesting is that many of teh big guns drop off.
Berea comes out on top because
“Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides 100% funding to 100% of enrolled international students for the first year of enrollment. This combination of financial aid and scholarships offsets the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees.”
You can download the financial aid spreadsheets or PDFs at OACAC’s website.