65 Colleges with Guaranteed Merit Scholarships

The uncertainty of scholarships and financial aid can make the college process even more nerve-wracking than it already is. Luckily, there are 65 colleges and universities across the country that will guarantee you an automatic scholarship if you meet certain eligibility criteria. These schools range from well-known public universities to small, rural, religious colleges.

While most colleges use subjective scholarship committees to decide who gets which merit award, the colleges listed below guarantee that every applicant who meets the stated criteria will be awarded the stated dollar amount. These guaranteed scholarships are not the only scholarships the colleges offer. Many offer much larger merit scholarships in addition to those listed here, but they often require an extra application or participation in a competition. Finally, remember to consider each college’s cost of attendance (COA) when looking at scholarship options. A $5,000/yr scholarship at school with a COA of $20,000/yr is a much better deal financially then a $15,000/yr scholarship at a school with a COA of $55,000/yr.

Asbury University

Cost of Attendance $30,932

  • Up to $8,800/yr See table for details.

Auburn University

In-State Cost of Attendance $26,548

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $42,292

  • $9,446/yr (full tuition) Must be an Alabama resident with at least a 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (M+CR) AND and at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $2,500/yr Must be an Alabama resident with a 28-29 ACT or 1250-1320 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $15,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 34-36 ACT or 1490-1600 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $10,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 31-33 ACT or 1360-1480 SAT score(M+CR)AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $5,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.

Baylor University

Cost of Attendance $51,214

Biola University

Cost of Attendance $39,840

Bluffton University

Cost of Attendance $36,436/yr

Buena Vista University

Cost of Attendance $36,494/yr

  • $2,000 total All students must meet at least 2 of the 3 criteria: 3.5 GPA, 26 ACT or a high school class rank in the top 10 percent.

Carthage College

Cost of Attendance $42,000/yr

  • Up to $11,000/yr See table for details.

Carroll University

Cost of Attendance $38,894

  • $9,000-$14,000/yr See table for details.

Cedarville College

Cost of Attendance $31,036/yr

  • Up to $8,500/yr See table for details.

Columbia College

Cost of Attendance $31,688

  • $22,580/yr (full tuition) Students must have an SAT score (M+CR) or at least 1300 or an ACT score of at least 29.
  • $14,000/yr Students must have an SAT score (M+CR) of 1150-1290 or an ACT score of 25-28.
  • $12,000/yr Students must have an SAT score (M+CR) of 1000-1140 or an ACT score of 21-24.

Dordt College

Cost of Attendance $32,750

  • $2,500-$8,000 All students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA AND a 21 ACT or 1450 SAT.

D’Youville College

Cost of Attendance $32,150/yr

  • $13,225/yr (1/2 tuition, 1/4 room and board) Students must have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1100 or an ACT score of 24 AND a GPA of at least 88.
  • $10,326/yr (1/4 tuition, 1/2 room and board) Students must have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1000 or an ACT score of 21 AND a GPA of at least 85.

Elmira College

Cost of Attendance $49,950

  • $25,000/yr Awarded to all accepted students who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1200 or an ACT score of at least 27.
  • $22,000/yr Awarded to all accepted students who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1100 or an ACT score of at least 24.
  • $20,000/yr Awarded to all accepted students who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA or a slightly lower GPA in combination with appropriate SAT scores.

Emmanuel College

Cost of Attendance $46,865

  • At least $12,500/yr Awarded to students with minimum SAT scores of 1250 (CR + M) or ACT of 28 and a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average.
  • At least $5,000/yr  Awarded to students with minimum SAT scores of 1100 (CR + M) or ACT of 24 and a 3.4 cumulative high school grade point average.

Faulkner University 

Cost of Attendance $25,050/yr

  • $1,000-$3,000/yr Students must have an ACT score of 21-22 or an SAT score (M+CR) of 1500-1590.
  • $3,500-$17,800/yr Students must have an ACT score of at least 23 or an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1600.

Ferrum College

Cost of Attendance $34,910

Florida Atlantic University

In-State Cost of Attendance $20,880

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $30,120

  • $3,000/yr Students must have SAT scores of at least 1620 or ACT scores of at least 24 AND a GPA of at least 3.0.

Grace College

Cost of Attendance $30,394/yr

  • $11,000/yr Students must the valedictorian of their class AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1300 or an ACT score of at least 29.
  • $10,000/yr Students must be the salutatorian of their class AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1300 or an ACT score of at least 29.
  • $9,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.9 GPA AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1300 or an ACT score of at least 29.
  • $8,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.7 GPA AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1200 or an ACT score of at least 27.
  • $5,500-$7,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1100 or an ACT score of at least 24.
  • $3,500-$5,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA AND have an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1000 or an ACT score of at least 21.

Grand Valley State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $17,998

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $22,488

  • See table for details.

Hamline University

Cost of Attendance $41,936/yr

Hartwick College

Cost of Attendance $46,065

  • $24,000/yr Students must have at least an A- average AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1200 or 27, respectively.
  • $22,000/yr Students must have at least a B+ average AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1150 or 26, respectively.
  • $19,000/yr Students must have at least a B average AND SAT (M+CR ) or ACT scores of at least 1100 or 24, respectively.
  • $17,000/yr Students must have at least a B averageANDSAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1050 or 22, respectively
  • $9,000/yr Students must have at least a B- averageANDSAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1000 or 21, respectively.

Hiram College

Cost of Attendance $39,750/yr

  • $16,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.6 or a 26 ACT or 1200 SAT (M+CR)
  • $12,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.4 or a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT (M+CR)
  • $10,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 or a 20 ACT or a 900 SAT (M+CR)

Hope College

Cost of Attendance $36,320/yr

  • $5,000/yr Students must be the valedictorian of their class.
  • $3,000-$4,500/yr Students must  have a high school grade point average of 3.75 or higher or who present a grade point average of 3.5 and one or more of the following: an ACT composite score of at least 24, combined critical reading/math SAT score of at least 1090, or a minimum class rank of 80th percentile will be considered for this scholarship.

Indiana University, Bloomington

In-State Cost of Attendance $18,888/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $40,338/yr

  • $9,000/yr Must be an Indiana resident and have a GPA of at least 3.8 AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1350 or 31, respectively.
  • $3,000/yr Must be an Indiana resident and have a GPA of at least 3.7 AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1250 or 28, respectively.
  • $11,000/yr Must be a non-resident and have a GPA of at least 3.8 AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1350 or 31, respectively.
  • $5,000/yr Must be a non-resident and have a GPA of at least 3.7 AND SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1250 or 28, respectively.

Lebanon Valley College

Cost of Attendance $43,650/yr

  • $16,835/yr (1/2 tuition) Students must be in top 10% of the class.
  • $11,223/yr (1/3 tuition) Students must be in top 20% of the class.
  • $8,418 (1/4 tuition) Students must be in top 30% of the class.

Lesley College

Cost of Attendance $45,650/yr

  • $17,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 AND SAT scores of at least 1700 or ACT scores of at least 25.
  • $15,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 AND SAT scores of at least 1650 or ACT scores of at least 24.

Louisiana State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $11,777/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $18,279/yr

  • $13,000/yr Non-residents who have ACT scores of 33 to 36 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1440 to 1600 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.
  • $10,000/yr Non-residents who have ACT scores of 30 to 32 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1330 to 1430 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.
  • $5,000/yr Non-residents who have ACT scores of 28 to 29 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1250 to 1320 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.
  • $2,000/yr Louisiana residents who have ACT scores of 33 to 36 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1440 to 1600 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.
  • $1,500/yr Louisiana residents who have ACT scores of 30 to 32 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1330 to 1430 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.
  • $1,000/yr Louisiana residents who have ACT scores of 28 to 29 or critical reading and math SAT scores of 1250 to 1320 AND a 3.0 cumulative computed, six semester high school GPA.

Maryville College

Cost of Attendance $40,218/yr

  • $19,000/yr Students must have at least a 27 ACT or 1200 SAT (M+CR) AND minimum 3.8 grade point average.
  • $18,000/yr Students must have at least a 25ACT or 1130 SAT (M+CR) AND minimum 3.4 grade point average.
  • $17,000/yr Students must have at least a 23 ACT or 1060 SAT (M+CR) AND minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • $16,000/yr Students must have at least a 19 ACT or 900 SAT (M+CR).

Miami University of Ohio

In-State Cost of Attendance $23,745

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $28,917

  • Up to $28,625/yr See table for details.

Missouri State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $15,007

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $21,352

  • $5,000/yr Students must rank in the top 10% of the class (or 3.90 GPA on a 4.00 scale) combined with a minimum ACT of 28 or SAT score (M+CR) of 1250 or be International Baccalaureate diploma recipient.
  • $2,500/yr  Students must rank in the top 20% of their class (or 3.70 GPA on a 4.00 scale) combined with a minimum ACT of 26 or SAT score (M+CR) of 1170 or rank first or second in graduating class after the 6th or 7th semester.
  • $1,500/yr Students must rank in the top 10% of their class (or 3.90 GPA on a 4.00 scale) combined with a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score (M+CR) of 1090.

Mount Olive College

Cost of Attendance $23,600/yr

  • $7,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.75 AND have participated in an honors curriculum in high school.
  • $5,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.2.
  • $4,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 2.8 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 920 or an ACT score of at least 19.

New College of Florida

In-State Cost of Attendance $19,781.

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $42,810.

Northwood University

Cost of Attendance $29,888/yr

Ohio Northern University

Cost of Attendance $45,898/yr

  • $20,000/yr Students must have an ACT score of at least 30 or an SAT score of at least 1330 ANDa GPA of at least 3.5.
  • $17,000/yr Students must have an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of at least 1210ANDa GPA of at least 3.5.
  • $14,000/yr Students must have an ACT score of at least 24 or an SAT score of at least 1090 ANDa GPA of at least  3.3.

Ohio University

In-State Cost of Attendance $10,370/yr

Out-of State Cost of Attendance $14,780/yr

  • Full in-state tution/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of at least 1400 or 32, respectively.
  • $4,000/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score from 1360-1390 or 31, respectively.
  • $2,000/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of 1320-1350 or 30, respectively.
  • $1,500/yr  award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of 1280-1340 or 29, respectively.
  • $1,000/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of 1240-1270 or 28, respectively.
  • $750/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of 1200-1230 or 27, respectively.
  • $500/yr award for GPA of at least 3.0 and SAT (M+CR) or ACT score of 1130-1190 or 25-26, respectively.

Olivet College

Cost of Attendance $28,971/yr

  • $8,000/yr Students must have a high school or college grade point average of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 24 or higher.
  • $6,000/yr Students must a a high school or college grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 and an ACT score of 18 or higher.

Ouachita Baptist University

Cost of Attendance $27,920/yr

Quinnipiac University

Cost of Attendance $51,800/yr

  • $20,000/yr Recipients are students who rank at the very top of their high school class and have a combined SAT (CR+M) score of at least 1400 (or ACT of 31).
  • $16,000/yr Recipients are students who rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and have a combined SAT (CR+M) score of at least 1200 (or ACT of 27).
  • $13,000/yr Recipients are selected from students who rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and have a combined SAT (CR+M) score of at least 1100 (or ACT of 25).

Rochester Institute of Technology

Cost of Attendance $44,058/yr

  • $9,000-$15,000/yr Freshman applicants with combined SAT scores of 1950 or higher (or ACT composite of 28 or higher) and a secondary school rank in the top 20% at the end of junior year, OR combined SAT scores of 1860 or higher (or ACT composite of 27 or higher) and a secondary school rank in the top 10% at the end of junior year.

Roosevelet University

Cost of Attendance $38,370/yr

Saint Mary’s University

Cost of Attendance $14,590/yr

  • $3,500/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 95% or an antipated IB score of at least 36.
  • $2,000/yr Students must have a GPA of 90%-94% or an anticipated IB score of 33-35.
  • $1,000/yr Students must have a GPA of 85%-89.99% or an antipated IB score of 30-32.
  • $500/yr Students must have a GPA of 80%-84.99% or an anticipated IB score of 28-29.

Southeast Missouri State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $13,470

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $18,705

  • $18,705/yr (full tuition, room, and board) Students must be non-residents with a 33+ ACT composite score or 1440+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  • $13,470/yr (full tuition, room, and board) Students must be Missouri residents with a 33+ ACT composite score or 1440+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  • $11,049/yr (full tuition) Students must be non-residents with a 28+ ACT composite score or 1250+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • $5,814/yr (full tuition) Students must be Missouri residents with a 28+ ACT composite score or 1250+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • $4,000/yr Students must have a 27+ ACT composite score or 1210+ SAT (M+CR) and have a  cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • $2,000/yrStudents must meet one of the following criteria:
    1. Achieve a 27+ ACT composite score or 1210+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; or
    2. Achieve a 24+ ACT composite score or 1090+ SAT (M+CR) and have a  cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; or
    3. Achieve a 23+ ACT composite score or 1050+ SAT (M+CR) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale

Southwestern University

Cost of Attendance $46,810/yr

  • $7,000 – $22,000/yr See table for details.

Spring Arbor University

Cost of Attendance $30,438

  • Up to $12,000/yr See table for details.

State University of New York at Albany

In-State Cost of Attendance $18,266/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $27,416/yr

  • $5,000/yr Students must be New York residents and have at least a 3.4 GPA AND at least a 1250 SAT (M+CR) or 28 ACT.
  • $4,000/yr Students must be non-residents and have at least a 3.4 GPA AND at least a 1250 SAT (M+CR) or 28 ACT.

Truman State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $14,482/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $20,218/yr

  • Up to $3,000/yr See table for details.

Union College

Cost of Attendance $27,100

  • $11,000* Students must have an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of at least 1820ANDa GPA of at least 3.5.
  • $9,000* Students must have an ACT score of at least 23 or an SAT score of at least 1590 AND a GPA of at least 3.25.
  • $7,000* Students must have an ACT score of at least 20 or an SAT score of at least 1410 AND a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • *Scholarships are renewed at a rate of 50% per year

University of Alabama

In-State Cost of Attendance $27,532/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $42,612/yr

  • Full Out-of-State Tuition/yr Must be a non-resident and have a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT or ACT scores of 1400-1600 (M+CR) or 32-36, respecitvely.
  • Full In-State Tuition/yr Must be an Alabama resident and have a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT or ACT scores of 1330-1600 (M+CR) or 30-36, respecitvely.
  • 2/3 Tuition/yr Must be a non-resident and have a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT or ACT scores of 1330-1390 (M+CR) or 30-31, respecitvely.
  • $3,500/yr Any student who has a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT or ACT scores of 1250-1320 (M+CR) or 28-29, respectively.
  • $1,500/yr Any student who has a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT or ACT scores of 1210-1240 (M+CR) or 27, respectively.

University of Dayton

Cost of Attendance $35,535

  • At least $15,000/yr All students must have a minimum GPA of A AND a 32-36 ACT or 1430-1600 SAT (M+CR).
  • $12,000/yr All students must have a minimum GPA of A-ANDa 29-36 ACT or 1310-600 SAT (M+CR).
  • $10,000/yr All students must have a minimum GPA of B+ AND a 27-29 ACT or 1230-1300 SAT (M+CR).
  • $7,500/yr All students must have a minimum GPA of B AND a 21-27 ACT or 1000-1220 SAT (M+CR).

University of Mississippi

In-State Cost of Attendance $21,526/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $31,510/yr

  • $750-$5,000/yr See table for details.

University of New Mexico

In-State Cost of Attendance $19,074/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $33,712/yr

  • $13,215/yr Any student who is class valedictorian or has SAT or ACT scores of 1360-1600 (M+CR) or 31-36, or has a 3.9-4.0 GPA.
  • $11,000/yr Must be a non-resident and have at least a 23 ACT or 1060 SAT (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA or has a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT (M+CR) AND 3.0 GPA.
  • $6,600/yr Must be a resident of New Mexico and have SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of at least 1140 or 25 AND a GPA of at least 3.75.
  • $5,000/yr Must be a resident of New Mexico and have SAT (M+CR) or ACT scores of 1090 or 24 AND a GPA of at least 3.3.

University of Oklahoma

In-State Cost of Attendance $17,427.50

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $28,380.50

  • $5,000/yr Students must be non-residents with at least a 31 ACT score or 1360 SAT (M+CR) score AND at least a 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank.
  • $3,500/yr Students must be non-residents with a 29-30 ACT score or 1290-1350 SAT (M+CR) score AND at least a 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank.
  • $2,500/yr Students must be non-residents with at least a 28 ACT score or 1250 SAT (M+CR) score AND at least a 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank.
  • $2,000/yr Students must be Oklahoma residents with a 29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT (M+CR) score AND at least a 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank.
  • $375/yr Students must Oklahoma residents with at least a 28 ACT score or 1250 SAT (M+CR) score AND at least a 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank.

University of Redlands

Cost of Attendance $52,500/yr

  • $2,500/yr Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or above with at least an 1100 SAT score (M+CR) or at least a 23 ACT score.

University of New Hampshire

In-State Cost of Attendance $26,186/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $38,646/yr

  • $10,000/yr Students must be non-residents who rank in the top 10% of their class AND have SAT scores of at least 1970 or ACT scores of at least 29.
  • $6,000/yr Students must be non-residents who rank in the top 15% of their class AND have SAT scores of at least 1760 or ACT scores of at least 26.
  • $4,000/yr Students must be New Hampshire residents who rank in the top 10% of their class AND have SAT scores of at least 1970 or ACT scores of at least 29.
  • $1,000/yr Students must be New Hampshire residents who rank in the top 15% of their class AND have SAT scores of at least 1760 or ACT scores of at least 26.

University of Saint Francis

Cost of Attendance $32,416/yr

University of South Florida 

In-State Cost of Attendance $20,090/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $29,280/yr

  • $9,000/yr Students must be non-residents with at least a 3.8 GPA AND SAT (M+CR) scores of at least 1300 or (M+CR+W) 1930 or ACT scores of at least 29.
  • $6,000/yr Students must be non-residents with at least a 3.5 GPA AND SAT (M+CR) scores of at least 1170 or (M+CR+W) 1780 or ACT scores of at least 26.
  • $4,000/yr Students must be Florida residents with at least a 4.3 GPA AND SAT (M+CR) scores of at least 1400 or (M+CR+W) 2080 or ACT scores of at least 32.
  • $3,000/yr Students must be Florida residents with at least a 3.8 GPA AND SAT (M+CR) scores of at least 1300 or (M+CR+W) 1930 or ACT scores of at least 29.
  • $2,000/yr Students must be Florida residents with at least a 3.7 GPA AND SAT (M+CR) scores of at least 1170 or (M+CR+W) 1740 or ACT scores of at least 26.

University of Wyoming

In-State Cost of Attendance $17,652

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $26,802

  • See table for Wyoming residents for details.
  • See table for non-residents for details.

Utah State University

In-State Cost of Attendance $7,354/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $15,141/yr

  • Up to $12,000/yr  See table for details.

West Virginia University

In-State Cost of Attendance $17,619/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance$30,397/yr

  • $12,500/yr Students must be non-residents with a GPA of at least 3.8AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1340 or an ACT score of at least 30.
  • $6,000/yr Students must be non-residents with a GPA of at least 3.5 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 27.
  • $4,000/yr Students must be non-residents with a GPA of at least 3.25 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1110 or an ACT score of at least 24.
  • $3,000/yr Students must be non-residents with a GPA of at least 3.0 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1030 or an ACT score of at least 32.
  • $3,000/yr Students must be West Virginia residents with a GPA of at least 3.8 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1340 or an ACT score of at least 30.
  • $2,500/yr Students must be West Virginia residents with a GPA of at least 3.65 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1260 or an ACT score of at least 28.
  • $2,000/yr Students must be West Virginia residents with a GPA of at least 3.5 AND an SAT score (M+CR) of at least 1190 or an ACT score of at least 26.

Whitworth University

Cost of Attendance $42,752

  • $19,000/yr Students must have a 3.75 GPA AND SAT scores of at least 2020 or ACT scores of at least 30.
  • $17,000/yr Students must have a 4.0 GPA or 3.75 GPA AND SAT scores of at least 1870 SAT or ACT scores of at least 28.
  • $13,500/yr Students must have a 3.9 GPA or 3.6 GPA AND SAT scores of at least 1800 or ACT scores of at least 27.
  • $11,000/yr Students must have a 3.5 GPA or SAT scores of at least 1720 or ACT scores of at least 25.

Wilkes University

Cost of Attendance $41,234/yr

  • $13,000 Students must have at least an 1800 SAT or 28 ACT OR be in the top 5% of their class.
  • $12,000 Students must have a 1650-1790 SAT or 26-27 ACT OR be in the top 10% of their class.
  • $10,000 Students must have a 1500-1640 SAT or 23-25 ACT OR be in the top 20% of their class.
  • $6,000 Students must have a 1350-1490 SAT or 21-22 ACT OR be in the top 50% of their class.

Wilmington College

Cost of Attendance $37,186/yr

  • $13,000/yr Student must have an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of at least 1220 (M+CR).
  • $11,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA AND an ACT score of 21-26 or an SAT score (M+CR) of 980-1210.
  • $8,500/yr  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49 AND an ACT score of 21-26 or SAT score (M+CR) of 980-1210 ACT/SAT.
  • $6,000/yr Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA AND an ACT score of 21-26 or an SAT score (M+CR) of 980-1210/SAT OR a combination of a maximum cumulative high school GPA of 2.99 AND a composite ACT score of 23-26 or SAT score (M+CR) of 1070-1210.

Wingate University

Cost of Attendance $33,165/yr

  • $5,000-$15,000/yr Students must have a GPA of at least 3.6.

Winthrop University

In-State Cost of Attendance $19,172/yr

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $30,622

  • Up to $14,000/yr See table for details.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Cost of Attendance $55,720/yr

  • At least $20,000/yr Students must be valedictorians, salutatorians, or IB Diploma Candidates with scores greater than 40.

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