U.S. Colleges with Need-Blind Admission to International Students

on January 4, 2017

Only about 100 U.S. colleges offer need-blind admissions to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. About a quarter of these colleges provide need-blind admissions for international students.


U.S. colleges and universities that offer need-blind admissions for international students include:

  • Adrian College
  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Baylor University
  • Chapman University
  • Cornell University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard College
  • Holy Cross
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • St. John’s College
  • Thomas Aquinas College
  • Tulane University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Miami
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • Ursuline College
  • Yale University
  • Yeshiva University

People often assume that the Ivy League colleges are need-blind for all students, but this is not correct. Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania offer need-blind admission to domestic applicants, but not to international students. Of the Ivy League institutions, only Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University and Yale University provide need-blind admission to both domestic and international students. 

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