Automatic Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships

<p>Is there any more?</p>

<p>Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
Chancellor's</a> Scholarships - IPFW</p>

<p>Thanks for starting this very helpful thread!</p>

<p>Is there any college/university other than University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, that is in the top 100 in US News ranking, that offers full tuition/full ride for SAT/GPA scores?</p>

<p>^^^</p>

<p>There might be some schools ranked lower than Bama, or there might be some schools that require higher scores....but Bama (#75) is the highest ranked school that gives an assured full tuition scholarship for an ACT 32+ (or SAT M+CR 1400+) and a 3.5 GPA if you apply by Dec 1st. No higher ranked Nat'l univ does this. </p>

<p>As for those that are ranked between 75 and 100, I don't know of any that give assured full tuition scholarships for the same stats.</p>

<p>Hi BobWallace,
Does a diploma from IPFW carry the same weight as the one from the main Purdue campus at West Lafayette? US News Review has classified IPFW as a "Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2" whereas Purdue is ranked 62 among the National Universities, and it is well known that Purdue is a top university. But the merit scholarship at IPFW seems to be very good. I guess one has to weigh merit aid against rank.</p>

<p>@ Quiet Thinker.........I grew up in Indiana, haven't lived there in many years but NO a diploma from IPFW doesn't carry the same weight as one from Purdue or Indiana. </p>

<p>If you attend IPFW and major in Business your degree is from Indiana whereas if you major in Engineerinig your IPFW diploma would be issued from Purdue.</p>

<p>I currently live in North Carolina and same thing goes here, a degree from UNC-Asheville or UNC-Pembroke is not the same as one from UNC (Chapel Hill)</p>

<p>Not saying they (IPFW or UNC regional campus locations) aren't good schools just honestly answering your question</p>

<p>Quiet...</p>

<p>My H is from Indiana and is a Purdue grad. No, a degree from IPFW is not viewed the same (or even close) to a degree from P or from IU. </p>

<p>another issue is that if your child isn't from the area, he/she will likely be very lonely at night and on weekends if he attends IPFW since many/most of the students will be either commuters or suitcase schools.</p>

<p>When one considers merit awards, one needs to take into acct what the atmosphere of the school is....are there things on campus during weekends that keep kids there (like big sports), will too many kids go home on weekends or nights, etc? </p>

<p>I'm reminded of one of my son's classmates. Her parents were thrilled that she got a big scholarship to their alma mater (an OOS univ that was largely commuter/suitcase and wasn't a top public in that state). The family had all these sentimental hopes of their child graduating from the same univ that they did (they had been locals/commuters). Everyone warned them that this would likely be a mistake for their D. When Fall came, their D happily enrolled. Her Facebook messages quickly told a sad story. Her initial excitement quickly turned to sadness as she found herself alone at night and weekends as friends/classmates headed home. She finished the semester and transferred out...losing merit opps at the other schools where she had offers...except one ...Miss State reoffered her their initial offer (this is rare!). She now attends Miss St.</p>

<p>University of Louisiana-Monroe
Award: ½ to ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
Requirement: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
ULM</a> Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students</p>

<p>Oakland University (Michigan)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.9 GPA and 31 ACT
<a href="https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/UG%20Admissions/ACM-4588_FTIAC_ScholarshipFlyer3(1).pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/UG%20Admissions/ACM-4588_FTIAC_ScholarshipFlyer3(1).pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Florida A&M
In-State Award: Full Ride
OOS Award: Full Tuition and Fees
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
Scholarships</a> - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012</p>

<p>Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.75 GPA or top 10% rank; 1300 SAT (CR+M) or 29 ACT
Westminster</a> College: Admissions: Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships: Merit Scholarships</p>

<p>^ Their numbers don't make sense to me.....</p>

<p>Updated comprehensive list. I have sorted these by state. </p>

<p>I have also attempted to calculate the residual cost of attendance (COA) given the scholarship award. NOTE, however, that this was calculated based on each individual college’s published Cost of Attendance, and these estimates may vary in how they are calculated and what costs are included. </p>

<p>==== ALABAMA ====</p>

<p>University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $13,122/year
Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
Out-of-State</a> Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
In-State</a> Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition + $2,500/year
Residual COA: $10,622/year
Requirement (Eng/CS Only): 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
Scholarships</a> - Undergraduate Students - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>University of Alabama-Huntsville
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $3,359/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition+Fees
Residual COA: $12,864/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions...cholarship.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions...cholarship.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>University of Alabama-Birmingham
Award: Full Tuition ($15,000/year, currently covers full tuition – award may not cover future tuition)
Residual COA: $17,619/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
<a href="https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Troy University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $4,470/year
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $10,821/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
Undergraduate</a> :: Troy Scholarships</p>

<p>==== FLORIDA ====</p>

<p>Florida A&M
In-State Award: Full Ride
Residual COA: $4,342/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
OOS Award: Full Tuition and Fees
Residual COA: $13,096/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
Scholarships</a> - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012</p>

<p>==== INDIANA ====</p>

<p>Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $13,622/year
Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
Chancellor's</a> Scholarships - IPFW</p>

<p>==== LOUISIANA ====</p>

<p>Louisiana Tech University
Award: Full Ride (tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years)
Residual COA: $5,229/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT
<a href="http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Scholarship%20updates%20for%20website.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Scholarship%20updates%20for%20website.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Louisiana State University
OOS Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $12,590/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
Undergraduate</a> Admissions & Student Aid | LSU General Catalog 2010-2011</p>

<p>University of Louisiana-Monroe
Award: ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
Residual COA: $4,269/year
Requirement: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.5
ULM</a> Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students</p>

<p>Southeastern Louisiana University
Award: Partial Tuition+Room+Board
Residual COA: $5,510-$6,510/year
Requirement: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
[Scholarships[/url</a>]</p>

<p>Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
Residual COA: $11,761/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
[url=<a href="http://www.lsus.edu/news-and-events/lsu-shreveport-announces-guaranteed-scholarships%5DLSU"&gt;http://www.lsus.edu/news-and-events/lsu-shreveport-announces-guaranteed-scholarships]LSU&lt;/a> Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships](<a href="http://www.selu.edu/admin/fin_aid/info/scholarships/index.html#beginning%5DScholarships%5B/url"&gt;http://www.selu.edu/admin/fin_aid/info/scholarships/index.html#beginning)&lt;/p>

<p>==== MICHIGAN ====</p>

<p>Oakland University (Michigan)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,406/year
Requirements: 3.9 GPA and 31 ACT
<a href="https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/...pFlyer3(1).pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/...pFlyer3(1).pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>==== MISSISSIPPI ====</p>

<p>University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
OOS Award: Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Residual COA: $17,010/year
In State Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Residual COA: $16,526/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
The</a> University of Mississippi ? Office of Financial Aid</p>

<p>==== MISSOURI ====</p>

<p>Southeast Missouri State University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $3,895/year
Requirement: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,610/year
Requirement: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
Freshmen</a> Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University</p>

<p>==== OHIO ====</p>

<p>Miami University
Award: ½ to Full Tuition
Residual COA: $17,302/year (full tuition award)
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M), “Rigorous Coursework”
University</a> Merit Scholarships | Miami Scholarships | Scholarships | High School Students | Financial Aid | Admission | Miami University</p>

<p>==== SOUTH CAROLINA ====</p>

<p>Columbia College (SC)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,438/year
Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
Columbia</a> College SC - Welcome to Columbia College</p>

<p>==== UTAH ====</p>

<p>Utah State
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $9,080/year
Requirement: Sliding scale of GPA+ACT/SAT, ranging from 4.0+31/1360 to 3.5+36/1600 (see chart)
<a href="http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I know that the full ride from UA-Huntsville is mentioned above, but for lower stats, you can still get free tuition....</p>

<p>UA-Huntsville gives free tuition plus $500 for fees for a </p>

<p>ACT 31-33 or SAT 1360-1480 and at least a 3.0 GPA. </p>

<p><a href="http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions/Financial%20Aid/Documents/scholarship.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions/Financial%20Aid/Documents/scholarship.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>* NOTE, however, that this was calculated based on each individual college’s published Cost of Attendance, and these estimates may vary in how they are calculated and what costs are included*</p>

<p>This is a very good point. Some schools include the best dorms and/or the best meal plan in their COAs...while other schools may just include the standard dorm and the 10 meals per week.</p>

<p>And, some school include ridiculously low estimates for transportation and/or personal expenses. Obviously, if you live a few states away, and the "transportation estimate" is $500, that's not accurate for your circumstance. And, few kids can live a year on campus and only have $600 in "personal expenses." </p>

<p>Also, some schools only require a pricey meal plan for frosh year, but since the COA will include that, a student could save money during the later years with either a smaller meal plan or no meal plan. </p>

<p>My kids' undergrad has a high</p>

<p>I believe the UAH full tuition award is included in the list.</p>

<p>Western Illinois University
Award: $10,000 + room
Residual COA: $9,420/year (OOS), $5,144/year (In State)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1420 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/undergraduate_admissions/western_commitment/index.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/undergraduate_admissions/western_commitment/index.php&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>great job Bob Wallace.
May I suggest that as you add schools you insert them into the master list by state, so the updated list appears as the last entry on this thread- like this :</p>

<p>==== ALABAMA ====</p>

<p>University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $13,122/year
Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
Out-of-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
In-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition + $2,500/year
Residual COA: $10,622/year
Requirement (Eng/CS Only): 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
Scholarships - Undergraduate Students - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>University of Alabama-Huntsville
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $3,359/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition+Fees
Residual COA: $12,864/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions...cholarship.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions...cholarship.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>University of Alabama-Birmingham
Award: Full Tuition ($15,000/year, currently covers full tuition – award may not cover future tuition)
Residual COA: $17,619/year
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
<a href="https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Troy University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $4,470/year
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $10,821/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
Undergraduate :: Troy Scholarships</p>

<p>==== FLORIDA ====</p>

<p>Florida A&M
In-State Award: Full Ride
Residual COA: $4,342/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
OOS Award: Full Tuition and Fees
Residual COA: $13,096/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
Scholarships - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012</p>

<p>==== INDIANA ====</p>

<p>Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $13,622/year
Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
Chancellor's Scholarships - IPFW</p>

<p>=====ILLINOIS======</p>

<p>Western Illinois University
Award: $10,000 + room
Residual COA: $9,420/year (OOS), $5,144/year (In State)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1420 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/...ment/index.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/...ment/index.php&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>==== LOUISIANA ====</p>

<p>Louisiana Tech University
Award: Full Ride (tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years)
Residual COA: $5,229/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT
<a href="http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Sch...%20website.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Sch...%20website.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Louisiana State University
OOS Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $12,590/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid | LSU General Catalog 2010-2011</p>

<p>University of Louisiana-Monroe
Award: ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
Residual COA: $4,269/year
Requirement: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.5
ULM Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students</p>

<p>Southeastern Louisiana University
Award: Partial Tuition+Room+Board
Residual COA: $5,510-$6,510/year
Requirement: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
Scholarships</p>

<p>Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
Residual COA: $11,761/year
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
LSU Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships</p>

<p>==== MICHIGAN ====</p>

<p>Oakland University (Michigan)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,406/year
Requirements: 3.9 GPA and 31 ACT
<a href="https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/...pFlyer3(1).pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/...pFlyer3(1).pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>==== MISSISSIPPI ====</p>

<p>University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
OOS Award: Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Residual COA: $17,010/year
In State Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Residual COA: $16,526/year
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
The University of Mississippi ? Office of Financial Aid</p>

<p>==== MISSOURI ====</p>

<p>Southeast Missouri State University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Residual COA: $3,895/year
Requirement: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,610/year
Requirement: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
Freshmen Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University</p>

<p>==== OHIO ====</p>

<p>Miami University
Award: ½ to Full Tuition
Residual COA: $17,302/year (full tuition award)
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M), “Rigorous Coursework”
University Merit Scholarships | Miami Scholarships | Scholarships | High School Students | Financial Aid | Admission | Miami University</p>

<p>==== SOUTH CAROLINA ====</p>

<p>Columbia College (SC)
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $11,438/year
Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
Columbia College SC - Welcome to Columbia College</p>

<p>==== UTAH ====</p>

<p>Utah State
Award: Full Tuition
Residual COA: $9,080/year
Requirement: Sliding scale of GPA+ACT/SAT, ranging from 4.0+31/1360 to 3.5+36/1600 (see chart)
<a href="http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Sorry Bob...you're right.....don't know how I missed that. :/</p>

<p>maybe could boldface the last addition, so we don't have to reread the whole list...</p>