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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 B+
Discount Rate 92%
Tuition $24,870
Net Price* $1,990
Acceptance Rate 33.7%
Rank 2
Location Carson, CA
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 74%
Tuition $6,213
Net Price* $1,640
Acceptance Rate 42.3%
Rank 3
College Name Amherst College
Location Amherst, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 71%
Tuition $50,562
Net Price* $14,687
Acceptance Rate 13.8%
Rank 4
College Name Harvard University
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 67%
Tuition $45,278
Net Price* $15,095
Acceptance Rate 6.0%
Rank 5
College Name CUNY Lehman College
Location Bronx, NY
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 66%
Tuition $6,760
Net Price* $2,327
Acceptance Rate 28.9%
Rank 6
College Name South Texas College
Location McAllen, TX
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 65%
Tuition $3,770
Net Price* $1,320
Acceptance Rate 100.0%
Rank 7
College Name Medaille College
Location Buffalo, NY
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $26,252
Net Price* $9,698
Acceptance Rate 61.9%
Rank 8
College Name Reed College
Location Portland, OR
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 63%
Tuition $49,940
Net Price* $18,671
Acceptance Rate 38.7%
Rank 9
College Name Colby College
Location Waterville, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 62%
Tuition $49,120
Net Price* $18,477
Acceptance Rate 28.0%
Rank 10
College Name Vassar College
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 62%
Tuition $51,250
Net Price* $19,661
Acceptance Rate 23.5%
Rank 11
College Name Stanford University
Location Stanford, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $46,320
Net Price* $17,952
Acceptance Rate 5.1%
Rank 12
College Name Columbia University
Location New York, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 61%
Tuition $53,000
Net Price* $20,838
Acceptance Rate 6.9%
Rank 13
College Name Pomona College
Location Claremont, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 60%
Tuition $47,620
Net Price* $19,205
Acceptance Rate 12.2%
Rank 14
College Name Williams College
Location Williamstown, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $50,070
Net Price* $20,315
Acceptance Rate 19.3%
Rank 15
College Name Yale University
Location New Haven, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $47,600
Net Price* $19,317
Acceptance Rate 6.3%
Rank 16
College Name Cooper Union
Location New York, NY
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $42,650
Net Price* $17,453
Acceptance Rate 15.1%
Rank 17
Location Edinburg, TX
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 59%
Tuition $7,292
Net Price* $3,006
Acceptance Rate 62.8%
Rank 18
College Name Brown University
Location Providence, RI
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $49,346
Net Price* $21,193
Acceptance Rate 8.7%
Rank 19
College Name Dartmouth College
Location Hanover, NH
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $49,506
Net Price* $21,277
Acceptance Rate 11.5%
Rank 20
Location Los Angeles, CA
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $6,355
Net Price* $2,735
Acceptance Rate 61.1%
Rank 21
College Name Colgate University
Location Hamilton, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $49,970
Net Price* $21,649
Acceptance Rate 26.2%
Rank 22
College Name Princeton University
Location Princeton, NJ
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 57%
Tuition $43,450
Net Price* $18,885
Acceptance Rate 7.4%
Rank 23
College Name Middlebury College
Location Middlebury, VT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $47,828
Net Price* $20,903
Acceptance Rate 17.2%
Rank 24
Location Jersey City, NJ
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $34,198
Net Price* $14,970
Acceptance Rate 56.9%
Rank 25
College Name Duke University
Location Durham, NC
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 56%
Tuition $49,241
Net Price* $21,764
Acceptance Rate 11.4%
Rank 26
Location Lexington, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $46,417
Net Price* $20,700
Acceptance Rate 19.5%
Rank 27
College Name Hamilton College
Location Clinton, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $49,500
Net Price* $22,392
Acceptance Rate 26.3%
Rank 28
College Name Wellesley College
Location Wellesley, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 55%
Tuition $46,836
Net Price* $21,216
Acceptance Rate 30.1%
Rank 29
College Name Bates College
Location Lewiston, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $48,435
Net Price* $22,062
Acceptance Rate 25.4%
Rank 30
Location Lancaster, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $50,400
Net Price* $22,974
Acceptance Rate 38.9%
Rank 31
College Name Haverford College
Location Haverford, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $49,098
Net Price* $22,409
Acceptance Rate 24.7%
Rank 32
College Name Barnard College
Location New York, NY
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $47,631
Net Price* $21,791
Acceptance Rate 14.8%
Rank 33
Location Philadelphia, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $49,536
Net Price* $22,694
Acceptance Rate 10.4%
Rank 34
College Name Bowdoin College
Location Brunswick, ME
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $48,212
Net Price* $22,289
Acceptance Rate 14.9%
Rank 35
College Name Earlham College
Location Richmond, IN
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 54%
Tuition $44,390
Net Price* $20,589
Acceptance Rate 64.5%
Rank 36
Location Teaneck, NJ
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $36,910
Net Price* $17,540
Acceptance Rate 80.1%
Rank 37
College Name Swarthmore College
Location Swarthmore, PA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $47,442
Net Price* $22,557
Acceptance Rate 17.0%
Rank 38
Location Cambridge, MA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $46,704
Net Price* $22,212
Acceptance Rate 7.9%
Rank 39
College Name Davidson College
Location Davidson, NC
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $46,966
Net Price* $22,457
Acceptance Rate 21.7%
Rank 40
College Name Presbyterian College
Location Clinton, SC
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $36,130
Net Price* $17,442
Acceptance Rate 53.7%
Rank 41
College Name Manchester University
Location North Manchester, IN
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 52%
Tuition $40,422
Net Price* $19,596
Acceptance Rate 74.3%
Rank 42
College Name Rice University
Location Houston, TX
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $42,253
Net Price* $20,512
Acceptance Rate 15.1%
Rank 43
College Name Erskine College
Location Due West, SC
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $33,315
Net Price* $16,253
Acceptance Rate 60.6%
Rank 44
Location Athens, TN
Niche Grade B-
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $22,900
Net Price* $11,182
Acceptance Rate 66.7%
Rank 45
Location Claremont, CA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $49,045
Net Price* $23,982
Acceptance Rate 10.8%
Rank 46
College Name Connecticut College
Location New London, CT
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $49,350
Net Price* $24,152
Acceptance Rate 37.6%
Rank 47
College Name Wesleyan University
Location Middletown, CT
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $49,274
Net Price* $24,156
Acceptance Rate 23.9%
Rank 48
College Name Colorado College
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $48,996
Net Price* $24,141
Acceptance Rate 17.9%
Rank 49
College Name Chatham University
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $34,440
Net Price* $16,979
Acceptance Rate 52.3%
Rank 50
Location Morristown, NJ
Niche Grade C
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $31,688
Net Price* $15,646
Acceptance Rate 57.6%
Rank 51
Location Hartford, CT
Niche Grade A-
Discount Rate 51%
Tuition $50,776
Net Price* $25,120
Acceptance Rate 33.0%
Rank 52
College Name Skidmore College
Location Saratoga Springs, NY
Niche Grade A
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $49,120
Net Price* $24,316
Acceptance Rate 37.3%
Rank 53
College Name Vanderbilt University
Location Nashville, TN
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $44,712
Net Price* $22,173
Acceptance Rate 13.1%
Rank 54
Location Quincy, MA
Niche Grade C+
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $29,880
Net Price* $14,867
Acceptance Rate 52.9%
Rank 55
Location Memphis, TN
Niche Grade B
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $30,166
Net Price* $15,053
Acceptance Rate 49.7%
Rank 56
College Name University of Richmond
Location University of Richmond, VA
Niche Grade A+
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $48,090
Net Price* $24,011
Acceptance Rate 31.8%
Rank 57
College Name Maryville College
Location Maryville, TN
Niche Grade B+
Discount Rate 50%
Tuition $32,866
Net Price* $16,504
Acceptance Rate 70.8%
**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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