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
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

$41,680 2,080 58.1% 89% 76%
#93 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

$38,952 340 70.6% 85% 64%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

$44,272 2,926 33.5% 95% 93%
#31 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

$44,222 2,026 23.0% 95% 90%
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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

in-state: $7,206, out-of-state: $17,944 9,482 82.4% 65% 29%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Concordia College—​Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

$32,814 2,631 77.7% 83% 68%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Connecticut College

New London, CT

$46,085 1,933 35.9% 90% 85%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

$36,430 1,180 52.9% 81% 71%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Davidson College

Davidson, NC

$42,849 1,790 24.8% 97% 93%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

$40,640 2,336 61.5% 90% 78%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Denison University

Granville, OH

$43,910 2,336 49.5% 90% 86%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

$46,094 2,386 40.2% 91% 85%
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Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

$16,191 1,307 33.4% 67% 8 31%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Doane College

Crete, NE

$26,180 1,149 76.5% 76% 64%
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Drew University

Madison, NJ

$43,918 2,447 85.1% 80% 69%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Earlham College

Richmond, IN

$41,450 1,211 74.9% 83% 71%
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East-​West University

Chicago, IL

$17,595 776 N/A 35% 8 19%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

$27,970 1,519 70.2% 78% 59%
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Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, MA

$27,922 1,459 60.1% 67% 48%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

$37,362 1,893 71.0% 80% 60%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Erskine College 1

Due West, SC

$29,301 N/A 66.8% 4 73% 8 62% 6
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Fisk University 1

Nashville, TN

$20,391 N/A 100.0% 4 73% 8 54% 6
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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

in-state: $6,922, out-of-state: $17,762 3,891 87.3% 62% 38%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

$46,285 2,365 39.3% 93% 83%
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Furman University

Greenville, SC

$43,164 2,915 77.5% 90% 83%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

$32,310 1,543 82.2% 76% 60%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

$45,870 2,597 40.3% 91% 84%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Gordon College

Wenham, MA

$33,230 1,909 40.3% 84% 74%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Goshen College

Goshen, IN

$28,500 928 60.0% 81% 70%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

$39,084 2,254 71.7% 81% 66%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Granite State College

Concord, NH

in-state: $9,075, out-of-state: $9,375 2,018 100.0% 57% 52% 6
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Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

$32,436 811 68.6% 70% 8 42%
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

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

Grove City, PA

$14,880 2,506 84.2% 91% 82%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

$32,470 2,462 80.0% 76% 57%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

$39,060 2,524 63.4% 92% 83%
#14 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

$46,080 1,884 27.2% 95% 91%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Hampden-​Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

$37,352 1,080 55.6% 79% 68%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

$46,625 1,461 63.7% 83% 64%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Hanover College

Hanover, IN

$31,760 1,123 63.9% 81% 65%
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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA

$23,900 354 47.4% 60% 8 18%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

$38,930 1,558 84.7% 75% 58%
#16 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

$46,509 783 19.2% 98% 88%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Haverford College

Haverford, PA

$45,426 1,205 22.9% 96% 93%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Hendrix College

Conway, AR

$37,816 1,388 83.0% 85% 72%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

$22,890 1,447 49.0% 96% 77%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Hiram College

Hiram, OH

$30,290 1,324 61.9% 76% 63%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

$46,165 2,300 53.1% 88% 76%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

$33,320 794 66.0% 72% 56%

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