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
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

$0 4,592 9.0% 94% 83%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. University of Richmond

Univ. of Richmond, VA

$45,320 3,626 30.3% 93% 83%
#30 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

$43,900 1,774 41.4% 92% 82%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Grove City College

Grove City, PA

$14,880 2,506 84.2% 91% 82%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

$39,316 2,013 59.5% 91% 82%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Michael's College

Colchester, VT

$39,015 2,410 78.0% 89% 82%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Wheaton College

Norton, MA

$45,074 1,616 64.3% 87% 82%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

$37,926 2,070 76.7% 89% 81%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

$41,456 2,344 42.1% 91% 81%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

$39,794 1,927 54.6% 90% 81%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

in-state: $14,865, out-of-state: $28,665 1,933 72.0% 88% 81%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

$37,810 1,379 69.0% 91% 80%
#56 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY

$46,040 2,488 48.2% 92% 80%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Stonehill College

Easton, MA

$36,160 2,602 79.9% 89% 80%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

$0 4,120 9.9% 90% 80%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

$46,370 2,322 35.2% 88% 79%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Knox College

Galesburg, IL

$38,952 1,430 77.6% 89% 79%
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Reed College 1

Portland, OR

$44,460 N/A 39.9% 4 90% 8 79% 6
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

$39,100 2,140 63.3% 87% 78%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

$35,835 2,551 68.8% 85% 78%
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Beloit College

Beloit, WI

$41,250 1,359 67.1% 89% 78%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

$40,640 2,336 61.5% 90% 78%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Sewanee—​University of the South

Sewanee, TN

$35,756 1,557 58.8% 88% 78%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

$34,600 1,469 84.8% 87% 78%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Westminster College

New Wilmington, PA

$32,445 1,518 56.3% 86% 78%

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