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
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Doane College

Crete, NE

$26,180 1,149 76.5% 76% 64%
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

$41,226 1,525 76.2% 89% 73%
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Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

in-state: $9,864, out-of-state: $22,464 2,156 76.1% 70% 41%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

$28,250 4,008 75.6% 87% 77%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

$38,780 2,215 75.5% 85% 74%
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University of Hawaii—​Hilo

Hilo, HI

in-state: $6,496, out-of-state: $18,256 4,157 75.2% 70% 8 33% 6
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Earlham College

Richmond, IN

$41,450 1,211 74.9% 83% 71%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

$37,167 1,983 74.8% 91% 77%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

$35,204 1,954 74.7% 86% 74%
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Judson College 1

Marion, AL

$15,100 N/A 74.4% 4 65% 8 38% 6
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

$40,510 1,821 73.6% 83% 68%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Houghton College

Houghton, NY

$27,728 1,165 73.4% 86% 67%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

$24,566 1,165 73.2% 79% 8 62%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

in-state: $14,865, out-of-state: $28,665 1,933 72.0% 88% 81%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

$29,540 924 72.0% 68% 57%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Westminster College

Fulton, MO

$21,680 1,084 71.9% 81% 70%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Alma College

Alma, MI

$32,785 1,464 71.9% 80% 66%
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Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

$26,640 1,952 71.8% 65% 40%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

$39,084 2,254 71.7% 81% 66%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

$33,756 1,365 71.6% 81% 65%
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Savannah State University 1

Savannah, GA

in-state: $5,290, out-of-state: $14,812 N/A 71.2% 4 72% 8 31% 8
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

$37,362 1,893 71.0% 80% 60%
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King's College

New York, NY

$31,300 582 70.9% 66% 8 58%

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