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Scholarships and Aid for International Students Applying for Undergraduate Programs

As most of us know, financial aid and scholarships are limited for International students applying to the U.S. universities. There are still a number of universities that try to provide some aid or assistance package to strong profile International students, with majority of them being private universities and colleges.

Here is a list of universities that are more generous when it comes to awarding financial aid to International students. Most of these universities, if not all, are the top private colleges, including colleges focusing on Liberal Arts. Many of them have huge endowments so less pressure on budgets and do not have the taxpayer funds supporting the system.

Students who has strong academic record with a good extra-curricular profile,leadership etc. are in excellent position, not only from the chances of getting admitted to these highly competitive institutions but also seeing some of their expenses covered by college aid and grants.

  • Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Stanford University – Stanford, California
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA
  • Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut
  • Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • California Institute of Technology – Pasadena, California
  • Grinnell College – Grinnell, Iowa
  • Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Carleton College – Northfield, Minnesota
  • Reed College – Portland, Oregon
  • Rice University – Houston, Texas
  • Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • Oberlin College – Oberlin, Ohio
  • Colgate College – Hamilton, New York
  • University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California
  • Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Miami – Coral Gables, Florida
  • Washington and Lee University – Lexington, Virginia
  • Amherst College – Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • Bates College – Lewiston, Maine
  • Beloit College – Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Bennington College – Bennington, Vermont
  • Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Clark University – Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Colby College – Waterville, Maine
  • College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Colorado College – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Connecticut College – New London, Connecticut
  • Denison University – Granville, Ohio
  • DePauw University – Greencastle, Indiana
  • Dickinson College – Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin and Marshall College – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Hamilton College – Clinton, New York
  • Hampshire College – Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Hendrix College – Conway, Arkansas
  • Kenyon College – Gambier, Ohio
  • Knox College – Galesburg, Illinois
  • Lafayette College – Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence University – Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Macalester College – St Paul, MN
  • Middlebury College – Middlebury, Vermont
  • Mount Holyoke College – South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Ohio Wesleyan University – Delaware, Ohio
  • Sarah Lawrence College – Bronxville, New York
  • Smith College – Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Soka University of America – Aliso Viego, California
  • St. John’s College – Annapolis – Annapolis, Maryland
  • St. Lawrence University – Canton, New York
  • St. Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota
  • Trinity College – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Union College – Schenectady, New York
  • University of Richmond – Richmond, Virginia
  • University of Rochester – Rochester, New York
  • Wabash College – Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Wellesley College – Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Wesleyan University – Middleton, Connecticut
  • Wheaton College (MA) – Norton, Massachusetts
  • Williams College – Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester, Massachusetts
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About Author Ajay Singh

I graduated from I.I.T India and came to U.S. for higher studies in Engineering 20 years back. After working for a few years in Austin, Texas as a design engineer, I went back for a M.B.A at Harvard Business School. I have worked for number of global companies in senior leadership and management positions. Over the years I have advised number of students on college admission.


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