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
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

$34,788 885 62.0% 83% 64%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Albion College

Albion, MI

$35,866 1,382 70.2% 80% 72%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Albright College

Reading, PA

$36,660 2,264 46.7% 74% 53%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

$39,100 2,140 63.3% 87% 78%
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Allen University

Columbia, SC

$11,940 672 57.7% 51% 21%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Alma College

Alma, MI

$32,785 1,464 71.9% 80% 66%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. American Jewish University 1

Bel-Air, CA

$28,496 N/A 94.9% 4 90% 8 42% 6
#2 Overall Score: 96 out of 100. Amherst College

Amherst, MA

$46,574 1,817 13.0% 98% 95%
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Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

$9,260 703 N/A N/A 23% 6
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

$35,835 2,551 68.8% 85% 78%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Austin College

Sherman, TX

$33,830 1,260 59.1% 83% 77%
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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

$23,000 976 61.0% 68% 60%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

$46,370 2,322 35.2% 88% 79%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Barnard College

New York, NY

$44,790 2,504 22.6% 95% 90%
#22 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Bates College

Lewiston, ME

$45,650 1,753 26.6% 94% 88%
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Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

$29,960 2,370 61.4% 74% 50%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Beacon College

Leesburg, FL

$29,910 186 N/A N/A 72% 6
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Beloit College

Beloit, WI

$41,250 1,359 67.1% 89% 78%
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Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

$17,130 707 69.5% 70% 34%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bennington College

Bennington, VT

$45,680 826 63.0% 86% 64%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Berea College

Berea, KY

$1,070 1,658 31.8% 81% 66%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

$29,090 2,166 66.1% 77% 62%
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Bethany College

Bethany, WV

$25,735 842 43.0% 62% 48%
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Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

$23,950 600 78.0% 72% 51%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Birmingham-​Southern College

Birmingham, AL

$30,690 1,231 80.6% 81% 65%

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