Colleges with Need-Blind Admission for U.S. Students

on May 1, 2017

About 100 U.S. colleges and universities provide need-blind admissions for U.S. students.


Some colleges that offer need-blind admissions do not meet the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students. These students are in an admit-deny situation, where they are admitted by the college but denied the financial aid they need to afford to enroll. These colleges leave them with unmet need (a gap). About half of the colleges with need-blind admissions meet full demonstrated need and half do not.


Even if a college offers need-blind admissions and meets full demonstrated financial need, the student might have loans as part of the financial aid package. Some colleges meet financial need with student loans. Luckily, about two-thirds of the colleges that are need-blind and meet full need have generous “no loans” financial aid policies.


The following is a list of all colleges that offer need-blind admission for U.S. applicants. The colleges that also meet full demonstrated financial need are listed in bold.

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