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
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

$29,090 2,166 66.1% 77% 62%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Erskine College 1

Due West, SC

$29,301 N/A 66.8% 4 73% 8 62% 6
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

$27,800 987 58.1% 81% 62%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

$24,566 1,165 73.2% 79% 8 62%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

$33,605 739 79.3% 77% 62%
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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

$23,000 976 61.0% 68% 60%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

$34,850 3,047 70.1% 75% 60%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

$37,362 1,893 71.0% 80% 60%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

$32,310 1,543 82.2% 76% 60%
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Minnesota—​Morris

Morris, MN

$12,584 1,896 60.0% 82% 60%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

$27,970 1,519 70.2% 78% 59%
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Marlboro College 1

Marlboro, VT

$37,640 N/A 87.3% 4 64% 8 59% 6
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

$22,340 1,532 69.1% 78% 59%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Merrimack, NH

$19,800 94 N/A N/A 59% 6
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Wells College 1

Aurora, NY

$35,900 N/A 62.7% 4 71% 8 59% 8
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

$38,930 1,558 84.7% 75% 58%
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King's College

New York, NY

$31,300 582 70.9% 66% 8 58%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

$31,500 1,247 61.5% 75% 58%
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Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI

$24,770 1,090 67.7% 77% 58%
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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

$29,090 1,760 54.3% 74% 57%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

$32,470 2,462 80.0% 76% 57%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

$33,260 645 83.2% 76% 57%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

$29,540 924 72.0% 68% 57%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

$30,740 776 64.1% N/A 56%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

$33,320 794 66.0% 72% 56%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

$25,460 2,377 66.4% 83% 56%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph-​Macon College

Ashland, VA

$34,850 1,312 54.0% 78% 56%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

$31,280 1,079 82.7% 77% 55%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Asheville

Asheville, NC

in-state: $6,241, out-of-state: $20,063 3,751 63.8% 81% 55%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Fisk University 1

Nashville, TN

$20,391 N/A 100.0% 4 73% 8 54% 6
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northland College

Ashland, WI

$29,990 600 66.3% 71% 54%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Albright College

Reading, PA

$36,660 2,264 46.7% 74% 53%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Maryville College

Maryville, TN

$31,132 1,093 65.7% 73% 53%
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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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

$10,210 972 37.4% 75% 52%
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Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

$23,950 600 78.0% 72% 51%
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Shorter University 1

Rome, GA

$18,830 N/A 65.0% 4 71% 8 51% 6
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Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

$29,960 2,370 61.4% 74% 50%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Lyon College

Batesville, AR

$23,594 600 68.6% 65% 49%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, VT

$28,760 94 90.1% 65% 8 49% 6
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Bethany College

Bethany, WV

$25,735 842 43.0% 62% 48%
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Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, MA

$27,922 1,459 60.1% 67% 48%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

$32,182 1,431 85.8% 66% 48%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

$19,750 709 50.2% 81% 48%
#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%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

$20,560 3,178 63.5% 67% 47%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
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William Peace University

Raleigh, NC

$23,900 791 61.0% 67% 45%
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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

$15,210 1,946 52.6% 73% 44%

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