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List of Tuition-Free Colleges

Want to go to school for free? You can, really. With the rising cost of college most people would love to go to a free college but most don't know where to look- or even that they even exist. Here's a list of tuition free colleges.

Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Ky

You must score at least a 17 on the ACT or 430 verbal and 400 math on your SAT. Also, you must have at least a 2.25 GPA in your pre-college (high school) curriculum courses.

Berea College, Berea, Ky

You need between 20 and 30 on the ACT or between 1410 and 1980 on the SAT. Applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.0.

City University of New York's Teacher Academy, New York, NY

If you're looking to become a teacher after college this school may be right for you. Applicants are expected to have a high ACT score and a high GPA.

College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and score at least a 18 on their ACT and a 910 on the SAT.

Cooper Union, New York, NY

If you're interested in engineering and/or architecture this tuition free school may be right up your alley. Applicants need to submit a portfolio for consideration. Architecture applicants are considered based on an academic achievement and home test evaluation. Engineering applicants are reviewed based on SAT score and math and science exams.

Curtis Institute of Music
, Philadelphia, PA

Applicants need to show strong musical talents and considering a professional musical career. Students need to submit an application and audition at the school.

Deep Springs College, Deep Springs, CA

This all male liberal arts college requires a review of SAT and ACT scores and a two part application.

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

Applicants must have a strong foundation of calculus and physics. The school also reviews SAT or ACT scores as well as two SAT tests within math and science.

Webb Institute, Glen Cove, NY

Applicants must have a strong engineering background. Also, a B average in physics, chemistry and math as well as high SAT scores.

There's only a couple of tuition free schools but it's worth the effort to at least try to to apply.
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