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I've been looking for small LACs for my D, who hasn't decided on a major but is interested in Bio, Chem, and Neuroscience. She has a 3.9 unweighted gpa, 6 APs and her practice ACT was a 30, but she's hoping to improve on this when she takes the real test next month.
We are not eligible for FA and so have been looking for merit aid. So far (from checking the recent CDS pages) colleges that appeal but don't give much or any merit aid include:
Of these, I'd say Mac is near the top at the moment. Colleges I've found that seem to be more generous with merit aid include:
She would prefer a school that is in or close to a city rather than out in a corn field, and we've been mostly looking at West and Midwest, though I think she'd consider East as well. (Not South--she hates the heat.) Do you have any recommendations? I don't think she's as excited about the schools on the second list as the first, and I really don't want her to apply to a bunch of schools that will cost 50-60k a year. The thread I found on good colleges for merit aid is several years out of date.