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If anyone received a merit scholarship from a T20, please post here.

RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
If any EA/ED received a merit scholarship from a T20 school, if you don’t mind please post here. Same request for RD merit recipients once announced.

T20 : US schools ranked 1-20 by US News with less than 20% acceptance rate.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4699 replies17 threads Senior Member
    T20 : US schools ranked 1-20 by US News with less than 20% acceptance rate.

    Which U.S. News ranking? National Universities? Liberal Arts Colleges? A different category?
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 1611 replies33 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    I think we already discussed this https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/2143704-merit-scholarships-at-t20-schools-p1.html

    You can check the website of each one to see if they offer any merit - that shouldn't take more than a few minutes of your time. Ivies do not offer merit scholarships, period, so you can eliminate those eight off the bat. Off the top of my head, check the scholarship webpages of U Chicago, Northwestern, Duke, Notre Dame, JHU, Vandy, Rice, WashU, Emory, CMU, USC. The big caveat is that they are all reaches even for admission, so any applicant's chances of significant merit may be in super-reach territory.

    Good point above about LACs, as there may be more top-20 LACs that offer merit than top-20 national universities.

    In addition, the further one looks down in rankings from 20-ish to 50 and beyond, the more likely one might find the possibility of merit and in greater possible amounts.
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  • CottonTalesCottonTales 1365 replies21 threads Senior Member
    evergreen5 wrote: »
    I think we already discussed this https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/2143704-merit-scholarships-at-t20-schools-p1.html

    You can check the website of each one to see if they offer any merit - that shouldn't take more than a few minutes of your time. Ivies do not offer merit scholarships, period, so you can eliminate those eight off the bat. Off the top of my head, check the scholarship webpages of U Chicago, Northwestern, Duke, Notre Dame, JHU, Vandy, Rice, WashU, Emory, CMU, USC.

    Same question, different thread. Still asking the same thing. Why?
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    Asking for current admission year results. Colleges keep changing their offerings.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    T20 : US schools ranked 1-20 by US News with less than 20% acceptance rate.

    Which U.S. News ranking? National Universities? Liberal Arts Colleges? A different category?

    US schools. National ranking.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    evergreen5 wrote: »
    I think we already discussed this https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/2143704-merit-scholarships-at-t20-schools-p1.html

    You can check the website of each one to see if they offer any merit - that shouldn't take more than a few minutes of your time. Ivies do not offer merit scholarships, period, so you can eliminate those eight off the bat. Off the top of my head, check the scholarship webpages of U Chicago, Northwestern, Duke, Notre Dame, JHU, Vandy, Rice, WashU, Emory, CMU, USC.

    Same question, different thread. Still asking the same thing. Why?


    It’s not the same every year. I’m asking for current admission year results. Colleges keep changing their offerings. It would help us and other 2025 applicants to have latest and first hand information of how many applicants are getting it and real $ amounts.


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  • evergreen5evergreen5 1611 replies33 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    It might be more fruitful to visit the forum for those few universities that might offer merit, and are of interest, to stalk their EA/ED results threads. (They may not all have released their early results yet.)

    As far as latest info, it's hard to do better than visiting webpages to see whether merit is even possible. CC posts are merely anecdotal.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4699 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Which U.S. News ranking? National Universities? Liberal Arts Colleges? A different category?

    US schools. National ranking.

    Yes, but... U.S. News has several different ranking lists that meet this criteria. So again... which U.S. News ranking?

    Here's the link:

    https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges

    You want posters here to help you? Help us help you. Be specific about what you are looking for in the context of what U.S. News offers.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    Which U.S. News ranking? National Universities? Liberal Arts Colleges? A different category?

    US schools. National ranking.

    Yes, but... U.S. News has several different ranking lists that meet this criteria. So again... which U.S. News ranking?

    Here's the link:

    https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges

    You want posters here to help you? Help us help you. Be specific about what you are looking for in the context of what U.S. News offers.

    It’s okay. I can do without the help of posters who are only looking for unnecessary arguments to derail the thread because for some personal reason they find it irritating.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4699 replies17 threads Senior Member
    A post from brantly in the other thread started by you in May on the same subject:
    This info is easily obtainable by looking at each college's website. In addition to the colleges that @evergreen5 mentioned, I know that Williams does not offer merit aid. So we've now eliminated 13 colleges from your list. All you have to do is look at the websites of seven colleges.

    You noted that this post was helpful. The same advice still applies, and I'm adding that Googling a school's Common Data Set will give you much better information that you seek as opposed to fishing here for anecdotal instances of certain schools giving merit aid to certain students. Doing your own research from reliable sources will give you better confidence that you are getting more accurate information.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4699 replies17 threads Senior Member
    It’s okay. I can do without the help of posters who are only looking for unnecessary arguments to derail the thread because for some personal reason they find it irritating. You can move on to a thread of your interest. It’s not required to comment on every thread in order to keep a membership.

    Lazy and snarky... not a good combination for someone who is asking others for help, and aspires to attend a highly selective college.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20822 replies2023 threads Super Moderator
    Closing thread
    Each top 20 school has their own forum as ED/EA results have been posted. In addtion, you can check the school's website, IPEDS. Common Data sets and various other places.
    CC is not anyone's personal researcher and should not be a substitute for any one doing their own research
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    I don’t see why we are transforming this thread into a piece of fiction where my character is a young, lazy and snarky T20 hopeful but it’s quite imaginative.

    Point of this thread for me is to see how many students are actually getting these scholarships and what are the amounts being offered. If you find it repetitive then I’m sorry for that but I’m interested in finding out this year’s information from real recipients.
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