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Need-Blind Colleges (and Average % of Need Met)

Colleges and universities with need-blind admission policies do NOT consider an applicant's ability to pay when making admission decisions. Though many institutions strive to ignore or de-emphasize financial need in their evaluation process, rising costs, reduced state-funding, and an equally important commitment to meeting the full financial need of all admitted students makes need-blind admission an increasingly difficult proposition. The following table details which colleges still possess need-blind admission policies (for freshman, transfers, and international students) as well as the average percent of financial need both need-blind and need-aware institutions meet.

*Data collected from college websites and via phone calls/email correspondence with admissions staff.

Table updated on August 24, 2020

InstitutionNeed-Blind (Domestic)Need-Blind (Transfer)Need-Blind (International)Avg % Need Met
Adelphi UniversityNoNoNo49%
Agnes Scott CollegeNoNoNo86%
Albion CollegeNoNoNo94%
Alfred UniversityNoNoNo85%
Allegheny CollegeNoNoNo92%
American UniversityNoNoNo87%
Amherst CollegeYesYesYes100%
Appalachian State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo93%
Arizona State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo71%
Auburn UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo51%
Augustana College (IL)NoNoNo85%
Austin CollegeNoNoNo88%
Babson CollegeYesYesCanada only100%
Ball State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo75%
Bard CollegeNoNoNo82%
Barnard CollegeYesNoNo100%
Baruch College (CUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo51%
Bates CollegeNoNoNo100%
Baylor UniversityNoNoNo68%
Belmont UniversityNoNoNo76%
Beloit CollegeNoNoNo96%
Berea CollegeNoNoNo94%
Bennington CollegeNoNoNo86%
Bentley UniversityNoNoNo89%
Binghamton UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo70%
Birmingham Southern CollegeNoNoNo68%
Boise State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo60%
Boston CollegeYesYesNo100%
Boston UniversityNoNoNo93%
Bowdoin CollegeYesNoNo100%
Bowling Green State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo79%
Bradley UniversityNoNoNo73%
Brandeis UniversityNoNoNo97%
Brigham Young UniversityYesYesNo32%
Brooklyn College (CUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
Brown UniversityYesNoNo100%
Bryant UniversityNoNoNo47%
Bryn Mawr CollegeNoNoNo100%
Bucknell UniversityYesYesNo92%
Butler UniversityNoNoNo64%
California Institute of TechnologyYesNoNo100%
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
Cal Poly, PomonaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo51%
California State University - FresnoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo75%
California State University - FullertonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
California State Univesrsity - Long BeachIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo80%
Calvin CollegeNoNoNo80%
Canisius CollegeNoNoNo84%
Carleton CollegeNoNoNo100%
Carnegie Mellon UniversityYesYesNo99%
Case Western Reserve UniversityNoNoNo100%
Catholic UniversityNoNoNo82%
Centre CollegeNoNoNo90%
Chapman UniversityNoNoNo76%
Christopher Newport UniversityNoNoNo67%
City College (CUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo55%
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYesNo100%
Clark UniversityNoNoNo92%
Clarkson UniversityNoNoNo90%
Clemson UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo52%
Colby CollegeNoNoNo100%
Colgate UniversityNoNoNo100%
College of CharlestonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo50%
College of New Jersey, TheIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo38%
College of St. BenedictNoNoNo89%
College of the AtlanticNoNoNo96%
College of the Holy CrossNoNoNo100%
College of William & MaryIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo84%
Colorado CollegeNoNoNo100%
Colorado School of MinesIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo61%
Colorado State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo66%
Columbia UniversityYesYesNo100%
Connecticut CollegeNoNoNo100%
Cooper UnionYesYesNo99%
Cornell CollegeNoNoNo84%
Cornell UniversityYesYesNo100%
Creighton UniversityNoNoNo84%
Dartmouth CollegeYesYesNo100%
Davidson CollegeYesYesNo100%
Denison UniversityYesYesNo100%
DePaul UniversityNoNoNo70%
DePauw UniversityNoNoNo88%
Dickinson CollegeNoNoNo99%
Drake UniversityNoNoNo77%
Drew UniversityNoNoNo83%
Drexel UniversityNoNoNo80%
Duke UniversityYesYesNo100%
Duquesne UniversityNoNoNo75%
Earlham CollegeNoNoNo92%
East Carolina UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
Eckerd CollegeNoNoNo84%
Elon UniversityNoNoNo58%
Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNoNoNoNot Reported
Emerson CollegeNoNoNo55%
Emory UniversityYesNoNo100%
Evergreen State CollegeIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
Fairfield UniversityNoNoNo89%
Florida Atlantic UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
Florida Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo85%
Florida International UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo55%
Florida State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo95%
Fordham UniversityNoNoNo79%
Franklin & Marshall CollegeNoNoNo100%
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringYesYesNo99%
Furman UniversityNoNoNo79%
George Mason UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo61%
George Washington UniversityNoNoNo89%
Georgetown CollegeNoNoNo89%
Georgetown UniversityYesYesNo100%
Georgia CollegeIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
Georgia Institute of TechnologyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo65%
Georgia Southern UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
Georgia State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo59%
Gettysburg CollegeNoNoNo90%
Gonzaga UniversityNoNoNo78%
Goucher CollegeNoNoNo85%
Grinnell CollegeYesYesNo100%
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeNoNoNo96%
Hamilton CollegeYesYesNo100%
Hampshire CollegeNoNoNo84%
Harvard UniversityYesYesYes100%
Harvey Mudd CollegeYesYesNo100%
Haverford CollegeNoNoNo100%
Hendrix CollegeNoNoNo93%
High Point UniversityNoNoNo62%
Hobart and William Smith CollegesNoNoNo84%
Hofstra UniversityNoNoNo71%
Hollins UniversityNoNoNo86%
Hood CollegeNoNoNo80%
Hope CollegeNoNoNo82%
Howard UniversityNoNoNo100%
Hunter College (CUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo79%
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo85%
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNoNoNo83%
Indiana University - Purdue U. IndianapolisIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo71%
Indiana University BloomingtonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo71%
Iowa State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo82%
Ithaca CollegeNoNoNo92%
James Madison UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo35%
Johns Hopkins UniversityYesYesNo100%
Juniata CollegeNoNoNo92%
Kalamazoo CollegeNoNoNo94%
Kansas State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo81%
Kennesaw State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo42%
Kent State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
Kenyon CollegeNoNoNo100%
Kettering UniversityNoNoNo69%
Knox CollegeNoNoNo95%
Lafayette CollegeNoNoNo100%
Lake Forest CollegeNoNoNo88%
Lawrence UniversityNoNoNo94%
Lehigh UniversityNoNoNo98%
Lewis & Clark CollegeNoNoNo88%
Louisiana State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo65%
Louisiana Tech UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
Loyola Marymount UniversityNoNoNo68%
Loyola University ChicagoNoNoNo85%
Loyola University MarylandNoNoNo85%
Loyola University New OrleansNoNoNo80%
Macalester CollegeNoNoNo100%
Manhattan CollegeNoNoNo37%
Marist CollegeNoNoNo75%
Marquette UniversityNoNoNo80%
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYesYesYes100%
Messiah CollegeNoNoNo76%
Miami UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo59%
Michigan State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo53%
Middlebury CollegeYesYesNo100%
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNoNoNo82%
Mississippi State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
Missouri Univ. of Science and TechnologyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo88%
Montana State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
Morehouse CollegeNoNoNoNot Reported
Mount Holyoke CollegeNoNoNo100%
Muhlenberg CollegeNoNoNo87%
New College of FloridaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo90%
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo58%
New Mexico State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo79%
New York UniversityNoNoNo71%
North Carolina State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo76%
Northeastern UniversityNoNoNo100%
Northwestern UniversityYesYesNo100%
Oberlin CollegeNoNoNo100%
Occidental CollegeNoNoNo100%
Oglethorpe UniversityNoNoNo81%
Ohio State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
Ohio UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo58%
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityNoNoNo80%
Oklahoma State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo77%
Old Dominion UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo41%
Oregon State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo66%
Penn State University - University ParkIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
Pepperdine UniversityNoNoNo77%
Pitzer CollegeNoNoNo100%
Pomona CollegeYesYesNo100%
Princeton UniversityYesYesYes100%
Providence CollegeNoNoNo87%
Purdue University - West LafayetteIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo77%
Quinnipiac UniversityNoNoNo67%
Ramapo College of New JerseyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo53%
Reed CollegeNoNoNo100%
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNoNoNo82%
Rhodes CollegeNoNoNo94%
Rice UniversityYesYesNo100%
Rochester Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo87%
Rollins CollegeNoNoNo83%
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo68%
Rutgers UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo47%
Saint Louis UniversityNoNoNo83%
Saint John's University (NY)NoNoNo72%
Saint Mary's College, Notre DameNoNoNo88%
Saint Michael's CollegeNoNoNo75%
Samford UniversityNoNoNo74%
San Diego State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo67%
San Francisco State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
San Jose State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo81%
Santa Clara UniversityNoNoNo77%
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNoNoNo81%
Scripps CollegeNoNoNo100%
Seattle UniversityNoNoNo82%
Seton Hall UniversityNoNoNo74%
Sewanee - The University of the SouthNoNoNo77%
Siena CollegeNoNoNo80%
Simmons UniversityNoNoNo86%
Skidmore CollegeNoNoNo100%
Smith CollegeNoNoNo100%
Soka University of AmericaYesYesNo93%
Southern Methodist UniversityNoNoNo85%
Southwestern UniversityNoNoNo89%
Spelman CollegeNoNoNo36%
St. John's College (MD)NoNoNo86%
St. John's College (NM)NoNoNo95%
St. John's University (MN)NoNoNo91%
St. Joseph's UniversityNoNoNo82%
St. Lawrence UniversityNoNoNo89%
St. Mary's College of MarylandNoNoNo75%
St. Olaf CollegeNoNoNo100%
Stanford UniversityYesYesNo100%
Stevens Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo73%
Stonehill CollegeNoNoNo90%
Stony Brook UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo65%
SUNY, OneontaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo62%
SUNY, Maritime CollegeIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo29%
SUNY, Polytechnic InstituteIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo68%
SUNY, New PaltzIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo58%
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and ForestryIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo70%
SUNY, GeneseoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo41%
SUNY, OswegoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo69%
SUNY, Purchase CollegeIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo49%
University at Albany (SUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo57%
Susquehanna UniversityNoNoNo86%
Swarthmore CollegeYesYesNo100%
Syracuse UniversityNoNoNo98%
Temple UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
Tennessee Technological UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
Texas A&M University - College StationIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
Texas Christian UniversityYesYesNo71%
Texas Tech UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo68%
Thomas Aquinas CollegeNoNoNo100%
The CitadelNoNoNo58%
The College of WoosterNoNoNo94%
Towson UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo60%
Transylvania UniversityNoNoNo79%
Trinity College (CT)NoNoNo100%
Trinity UniversityNoNoNo98%
Truman State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo86%
Tufts UniversityNoNoNo100%
Tulane UniversityNoNoNo94%
Union CollegeNoNoNo100%
University at Buffalo (SUNY)In-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo52%
University of AlabamaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
University of ArizonaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo67%
University of ArkansasIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo55%
University of California, BerkeleyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo83%
University of California, DavisIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo82%
University of California, IrvineIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo85%
University of California, Los AngelesIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo81%
University of California, MercedIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNoNot Reported
University of California, RiversideIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo85%
University of California, San DiegoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo86%
University of California, Santa BarbaraIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo99%
University of California, Santa CruzIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo82%
University of Central FloridaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo75%
University of ChicagoYesYesNo100%
University of CincinnatiIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo43%
University of Colorado BoulderIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo80%
University of ConnecticutIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo59%
University of DallasNoNoNo83%
University of DaytonNoNoNo84%
University of DelawareIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo61%
University of DenverNoNoNo84%
University of FloridaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo99%
University of GeorgiaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo79%
University of Hawaii at ManoaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
University of HoustonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo61%
University of Illinois at ChicagoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
University of IowaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo51%
University of KansasIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo81%
University of KentuckyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo60%
University of LouisvilleIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo62%
University of MaineIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
University of Mary WashingtonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo41%
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo86%
University of Maryland, College ParkIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
University of Massachusetts AmherstIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo80%
University of MemphisIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo80%
University of MiamiNoNoNo99%
University of MichiganIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo90%
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo76%
University of Minnesota, MorrisIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo728%
University of MississippiIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo78%
University of Missouri, ColumbiaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo61%
University of Missouri, Kansas CityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo62%
University of MontanaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo69%
University of Nebraska-LincolnIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo77%
University of Nevada-Las VegasIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
University of Nevada-RenoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo58%
University of New HampshireIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo76%
University of New MexicoIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNoNot Reported
University of North Carolina at AshevilleIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo76%
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillYesYesNo100%
University of North Carolina at CharlotteIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo59%
University of North Carolina at GreensboroIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo63%
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo41%
University of North TexasIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo65%
University of Notre DameYesYesNo100%
University of OklahomaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo84%
University of OregonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo55%
University of PennsylvaniaYesYesCanada and Mexico only100%
University of PittsburghIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo59%
University of PortlandNoNoNo69%
University of Puget SoundNoNoNo84%
University of RedlandsNoNoNo84%
University of Rhode IslandIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo68%
University of RichmondYesNoNo100%
University of RochesterNoNoNo98%
University of San DiegoNoNoNo80%
University of San FranciscoNoNoNo68%
University of ScrantonNoNoNo71%
University of South CarolinaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo77%
University of South FloridaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo73%
University of Southern CaliforniaYesYesYes102%
University of St. Thomas (MN)NoNoNo88%
University of Tennessee - KnoxvilleIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo62%
University of Tennessee - ChattanoogaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo69%
University of Texas at Austin, TheIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo74%
University of Texas at Dallas, TheIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo72%
University of Texas at Arlington, TheIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo65%
University of the PacificNoNoNo71%
University of TulsaNoNoNo78%
University of UtahIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo71%
University of VermontIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo71%
University of VirginiaYesYesNo100%
University of WashingtonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo78%
University of Wisconsin - MadisonIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo83%
University of WyomingIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
Ursinus CollegeNoNoNo80%
Vanderbilt UniversityYesYesNo100%
Vassar CollegeYesYesNo100%
Villanova UniversityNoNoNo80%
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo56%
Virginia Military InstituteIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo85%
Virginia TechIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo54%
Wabash CollegeNoNoNo95%
Wake Forest UniversityNoNoNo100%
Washington & Jefferson CollegeNoNoNo86%
Washington & Lee UniversityNoNoNo100%
Washington State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo64%
Washington University in St. LouisNoNoNo100%
Wayne State UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo60%
Wellesley CollegeYesYesNo100%
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyNoNoNo64%
Wesleyan UniversityNoNoNo100%
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo44%
West Virginia UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo11%
Western Washington UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo78%
Westmont CollegeNoNoNo85%
Wheaton College (IL)NoNoNo79%
Wheaton College (MA)NoNoNo96%
Whitman CollegeNoNoNo92%
Whittier CollegeNoNoNo79%
Willamette UniversityNoNoNo76%
Williams CollegeYesYesNo100%
Wittenberg UniversityIn-State OnlyIn-State OnlyNo80%
Wofford CollegeNoNoNo84%
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNoNoNo91%
Xavier UniversityNoNoNo66%
Yale UniversityYesYesYes100%
Yeshiva UniversityNoNoNo91%
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