When applying to colleges, application fees can pile up. Here are the 10 best colleges to apply to that don't have application fees.
1. Carleton College
Carleton is a not-for-profit, private college located in Northfield, Minnesota. They get an A+ in academics, diversity and value on Niche.com.
2. Colby College
Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby College is a private, not-for-profit college that Niche ranks A+ in academics and A in value and diversity.
3. Grinnell College
Another private, not-for-profit school (are we sensing a trend, here?), Grinnell College is located in Grinnell, Iowa. Niche gives them two A+ in academics and diversity and an A in value.
4. Reed College
Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed ranks A+ in academics and diversity with an A in value, and (you guessed it) they're a private, not-for-profit school.
5. Smith College
Smith college is located in Northampton, Massachusetts and is a private, not-for-profit college. Niche ranks them A+ in academics and diversity and A in value and campus.
6. Wellesley College
Also located in Massachusetts, Wellesley College is (also) a private, not-for-profit school. Niche ranks them A+ in academics and diversity, A in value and A- in campus.
7. Tulane University
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University is (yes) a private, not-for-profit school and Niche gives them all A's. They received A+ in academics and party scene; A in value, campus and athletics; and A- in diversity.
8. Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is a private, not-for-profit university and a NCAA Division III school. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Niche gave Case Western A+ in academics, diversity and value.
9. Oberlin College
Located in Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College is a private, not-for-profit university that ranks A+ in academics and A in diversity.
10. Trinity University — Texas
Trinity University is a private, not-for-profit, Presbyterian university located in San Antonio, Texas. Niche ranks them A+ in academics and A in value and diversity.
Sometimes application fees can be a pain, so what are you losing by applying to a few schools that don't have a fee? Give some of these places a try and check out the full list of schools to see which one might fit you best!
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