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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Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, IN

$23,900 450 81.3% 49% 19%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Hope College

Holland, MI

$28,720 3,343 85.1% 89% 77%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Houghton College

Houghton, NY

$27,728 1,165 73.4% 86% 67%
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Huston-‚ÄčTillotson University 1

Austin, TX

$11,020 N/A 90.0% 4 52% 8 24% 6
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

$27,800 987 58.1% 81% 62%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

$39,316 2,013 59.5% 91% 82%
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Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

$18,236 1,669 38.1% 71% 42%
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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. Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

$37,170 1,565 66.4% 86% 75%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

$37,810 1,379 69.0% 91% 80%
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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

in-state: $6,858, out-of-state: $16,458 2,524 44.7% 51% 14%
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

$45,640 1,667 36.0% 93% 90%
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King's College

New York, NY

$31,300 582 70.9% 66% 8 58%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Knox College

Galesburg, IL

$38,952 1,430 77.6% 89% 79%
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Lafayette College

Easton, PA

$43,970 2,488 34.5% 95% 91%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

$38,300 1,570 56.9% 84% 70%
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Lane College

Jackson, TN

$9,180 1,512 33.4% 57% 8 38%
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

$41,226 1,525 76.2% 89% 73%
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

$41,928 3,703 64.0% 86% 76%
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Life University

Marietta, GA

$9,747 2,647 70.2% 4 72% 41%
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

$36,240 1,663 82.8% 83% 67%
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Louisiana State University—‚ÄčAlexandria

Alexandria, LA

in-state: $4,617, out-of-state: $9,400 2,430 61.1% 57% 14%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Luther College

Decorah, IA

$37,450 2,473 70.2% 88% 77%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

$33,756 1,365 71.6% 81% 65%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Lyon College

Batesville, AR

$23,594 600 68.6% 65% 49%
#24 Overall Score: 81 out of 100. Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

$45,388 2,070 36.7% 95% 90%
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Marlboro College 1

Marlboro, VT

$37,640 N/A 87.3% 4 64% 8 59% 6
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Martin University 1

Indianapolis, IN

$14,180 N/A N/A N/A 16% 6
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Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

$26,640 1,952 71.8% 65% 40%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Maryville College

Maryville, TN

$31,132 1,093 65.7% 73% 53%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

in-state: $8,525, out-of-state: $17,470 1,799 67.2% 74% 47%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

$36,960 3,284 64.1% 82% 74%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

$45,314 2,516 17.2% 96% 94%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

$32,520 915 54.8% 81% 72%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

$31,500 1,247 61.5% 75% 58%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

$35,518 1,909 78.5% 78% 74%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

$25,460 2,377 66.4% 83% 56%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

$41,456 2,344 42.1% 91% 81%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

$42,755 2,422 45.7% 92% 87%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. National Hispanic University 1

San Jose, CA

$8,196 N/A N/A N/A 20% 6
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE

$27,240 2,071 79.0% 80% 65%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

in-state: $6,783, out-of-state: $29,812 832 59.6% 84% 69%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northland College

Ashland, WI

$29,990 600 66.3% 71% 54%
#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. Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

$46,270 2,178 39.4% 92% 84%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

$31,280 1,079 82.7% 77% 55%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

$40,510 1,821 73.6% 83% 68%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

$22,340 1,532 69.1% 78% 59%
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Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

$26,850 1,564 47.3% 73% 40%
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Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, MA

$24,930 345 59.2% 60% 38%

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