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
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Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ

$25,880 2,036 54.6% 69% 37%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

$45,446 1,839 15.8% 96% 95%
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Brevard College

Brevard, NC

$25,200 633 53.7% 58% 32%
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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

$29,090 1,760 54.3% 74% 57%
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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, PA

$17,722 257 45.4% 72% 38%
#30 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

$43,900 1,774 41.4% 92% 82%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

$46,902 3,618 27.0% 94% 90%
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Burlington College

Burlington, VT

$22,860 226 86.1% 61% 23%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

$28,250 4,008 75.6% 87% 77%
#7 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Carleton College

Northfield, MN

$46,167 2,055 25.6% 97% 94%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

$34,850 3,047 70.1% 75% 60%
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Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

in-state: $9,864, out-of-state: $22,464 2,156 76.1% 70% 41%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

$30,740 776 64.1% N/A 56%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Central College

Pella, IA

$30,700 1,486 65.4% 80% 69%
#49 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Centre College

Danville, KY

$36,000 1,344 69.6% 91% 87%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Charter Oak State College

New Britain, CT

in-state: $8,100, out-of-state: $10,530 1,644 N/A N/A N/A
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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

$15,210 1,946 52.6% 73% 44%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

$45,625 1,295 13.6% 95% 92%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

$35,730 1,367 66.7% 80% 70%
#22 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Colby College

Waterville, ME

$45,760 1,863 29.0% 95% 90%
#20 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

$46,380 2,886 29.4% 95% 90%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

$23,725 1,059 64.9% 81% 64%
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College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More 1

Fort Worth, TX

N/A N/A 100.0% 4 33% 8 33% 6
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

$37,926 2,070 76.7% 89% 81%

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