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
#24 Overall Score: 81 out of 100. Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

$45,388 2,070 36.7% 95% 90%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

$46,902 3,618 27.0% 94% 90%
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

$43,656 1,674 36.3% 94% 90%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

$45,724 2,689 41.9% 94% 88%
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

$0 4,592 9.0% 94% 83%
#14 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

$44,507 2,302 19.5% 94% 90%
#22 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Bates College

Lewiston, ME

$45,650 1,753 26.6% 94% 88%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

$46,870 2,944 31.3% 94% 85%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

$43,500 1,539 48.6% 94% 87%
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

$40,700 3,176 60.4% 93% 86%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Union College

Schenectady, NY

$46,785 2,241 38.2% 93% 83%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. University of Richmond

Univ. of Richmond, VA

$45,320 3,626 30.3% 93% 83%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

$46,285 2,365 39.3% 93% 83%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

$45,640 1,667 36.0% 93% 90%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

$46,270 2,178 39.4% 92% 84%
#20 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Smith College

Northampton, MA

$43,114 3,212 42.4% 92% 85%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

$39,060 2,524 63.4% 92% 83%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

$42,755 2,422 45.7% 92% 87%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Scripps College

Claremont, CA

$45,564 962 32.4% 92% 90%
#56 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY

$46,040 2,488 48.2% 92% 80%
#30 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

$43,900 1,774 41.4% 92% 82%
#35 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

$43,402 1,084 15.7% 92% 87%
#49 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Centre College

Danville, KY

$36,000 1,344 69.6% 91% 87%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

$41,456 2,344 42.1% 91% 81%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

$45,870 2,597 40.3% 91% 84%

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