According to the Princeton  Review – which conducts annual surveys on a variety of topics relating to the "college experience" – the top 20 colleges offering the best financial aid packages are:

  1. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering – (Needham, MA)
  2. University of Virginia ( Charlottesville, VA)
  3. Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  4. Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
  5. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  6. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  7. New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL)
  8. Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  9. Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  10. Rice University (Houston, TX)
  11. Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  12. Beloit College (Beloit, WI)
  13. Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  14. Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL)
  15. Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN)
  16. California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  17. Ohio University – Athens (Athens, OH)
  18. Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  19. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (Socorro, NM)
  20. Knox College (Galesburg, IL)