This Georgia college has some of the best financial aid in the US, Princeton Review ranking says

Are you satisfied with your (or your kid’s) financial aid? Students at Emory University said they are.

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That’s according to the Princeton Review’s 2017  “Best 382 Colleges” book in which analysts at the company collected surveys from 137,000 students at 382 schools and ranked the schools based on student survey answers to a variety of questions, including: “If you receive financial aid, how satisfied are you with your financial aid package?”

The “Best 382” collection contains 62 different college rankings, such as most politically conservative students, most LGBTQ-friendly, great financial aid and more.

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The analysts then created a top 20 ranking for each category, placing Atlanta’s Emory University 15th on the list of colleges with the greatest financial aid.

The Princeton Review gave the school’s financial aid a rating of 95 out of 99.

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From the university website:

When Emory admits you as a student, it means we fundamentally believe not only in your accomplishments to date but also in your potential long after you leave here.

That's why we are committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted domestic students. No one should have to give up their goals and dreams because financial challenges stand in the way.

According to the school site, Emory University awards a total of $154 million in financial aid to its undergraduate students.

Average tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $48,690 for Emory College and $47,800 for Oxford College.

Here’s a full look at Emory’s aid data from the Princeton Review:

  • Average freshman total need-based gift aid: $38,834
  • Average undergraduate total need-based gift aid
  • Average need-based loan: $4,747
  • 39 percent of undergraduates have borrowed through any loan program
  • Average amount of loan debt per graduate: $29,217
  • Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package: $39,927

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The top 20 colleges with great financial aid, according to the Princeton Review’s “Best 382 Colleges” 2018 survey:

Emory University
  1. Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)
  2. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
  3. Colgate University (Hamilton, New York)
  4. St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota)
  5. Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York)
  6. Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, California)
  7. Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
  8. Stanford University (Stanford, California)
  9. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
  10. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, New York)
  11. Pomona College (Claremont, California)
  12. Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts)
  13. Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York)
  14. Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)
  15. Emory University
  16. Grinnell College (Grinnell, Indiana)
  17. Columbia University (New York, New York)
  18. Bates College (Lewiston, Maine)
  19. Amherst College (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  20. Pitzer College (Claremont, California)

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Emory University also ranked among the top 20 in the following “Best 382” rankings:

  • Best quality of life (No. 4)
  • Best college dorms (No. 8)
  • College city with high marks (No. 11)
  • Students love these colleges (No. 16)
  • Great town-grown relations (No. 20)

The Atlanta school has been recognized among the world’s and nation’s top universities in a variety of rankings, including best professorsbest for African Americansbest for women and more.

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The Princeton Review also ranked Emory University No. 42 in its “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” list.

More about the Princeton Review’s “Best 382.”

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