National Liberal Arts College Rankings

National Liberal Arts College Methodology

Among the National Liberal Arts Colleges are schools like Pomona College and Bowdoin College, which emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.

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U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#30 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

$43,900 1,774 41.4% 92% 82%
#31 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

$44,222 2,026 23.0% 95% 90%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Barnard College

New York, NY

$44,790 2,504 22.6% 95% 90%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

$46,902 3,618 27.0% 94% 90%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

$45,640 1,667 36.0% 93% 90%
#35 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

$43,402 1,084 15.7% 92% 87%
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Lafayette College

Easton, PA

$43,970 2,488 34.5% 95% 91%
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Trinity College

Hartford, CT

$47,510 2,387 33.7% 91% 83%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

$46,370 2,322 35.2% 88% 79%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

$41,456 2,344 42.1% 91% 81%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Sewanee—​University of the South

Sewanee, TN

$35,756 1,557 58.8% 88% 78%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

$46,270 2,178 39.4% 92% 84%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

$29,092 438 45.8% 95% 92%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Union College

Schenectady, NY

$46,785 2,241 38.2% 93% 83%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

$43,500 1,539 48.6% 94% 87%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Connecticut College

New London, CT

$46,085 1,933 35.9% 90% 85%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

$46,094 2,386 40.2% 91% 85%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

$46,285 2,365 39.3% 93% 83%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

$45,724 2,689 41.9% 94% 88%
#49 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Centre College

Danville, KY

$36,000 1,344 69.6% 91% 87%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Denison University

Granville, OH

$43,910 2,336 49.5% 90% 86%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

$45,870 2,597 40.3% 91% 84%
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Furman University

Greenville, SC

$43,164 2,915 77.5% 90% 83%
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

$40,700 3,176 60.4% 93% 86%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

$40,640 2,336 61.5% 90% 78%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

$39,794 1,927 54.6% 90% 81%

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