Easy way to find schools where you're in top 25%

<p>Many people say to look for college where you would be in the top 25% of admitted students for the best possibility of merit aid. What is the best search engine to cull through the thousands of colleges that will allow you to put in your stats and find the schools where you are in the top 25%? I have access to Naviance, but I'm not seeing a way to do this. I can look at the stats of all the individual schools and the numbers, but I'd really like to find some search engine that would pull all of the schools that fit this parameter. Any ideas?</p>

<p>I’d like to know too</p>

<p>I don’t think that’s a good idea since most colleges pretty much admit anyone. Unless you have something like a 20ACT, you’re looking at sorting through hundreds of schools, many of which are probably garbage and not worth more than the community college. On top of that, you’d have to sort through all of the schools that give enough merit to make them actually doable. On another thread in the financial aid forum, one poster wrote that some schools will give only a token amount to entice prospective students to come. Even though a discount of $1000 a year is technically “merit aid”, it’s not going to make a difference when the cost is >$50,000 per year.</p>

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