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
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

$37,810 1,379 69.0% 91% 80%
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

$46,094 2,386 40.2% 91% 85%
#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%
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Trinity College

Hartford, CT

$47,510 2,387 33.7% 91% 83%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

$37,167 1,983 74.8% 91% 77%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. American Jewish University 1

Bel-Air, CA

$28,496 N/A 94.9% 4 90% 8 42% 6
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Connecticut College

New London, CT

$46,085 1,933 35.9% 90% 85%
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Denison University

Granville, OH

$43,910 2,336 49.5% 90% 86%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

$40,640 2,336 61.5% 90% 78%
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Furman University

Greenville, SC

$43,164 2,915 77.5% 90% 83%
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

$39,794 1,927 54.6% 90% 81%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO

$0 4,120 9.9% 90% 80%
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Reed College 1

Portland, OR

$44,460 N/A 39.9% 4 90% 8 79% 6
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. St. John's College 1

Annapolis, MD

$45,004 N/A 78.1% 4 90% 8 67% 6
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA

$44,530 1,680 69.8% 90% 74%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

$41,680 2,080 58.1% 89% 76%
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Beloit College

Beloit, WI

$41,250 1,359 67.1% 89% 78%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

$37,926 2,070 76.7% 89% 81%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Knox College

Galesburg, IL

$38,952 1,430 77.6% 89% 79%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Michael's College

Colchester, VT

$39,015 2,410 78.0% 89% 82%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Stonehill College

Easton, MA

$36,160 2,602 79.9% 89% 80%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Hope College

Holland, MI

$28,720 3,343 85.1% 89% 77%
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

$41,226 1,525 76.2% 89% 73%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

$35,515 1,588 62.7% 89% 84%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

$24,634 2,145 38.0% 88% 73%
#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. Willamette University

Salem, OR

$42,305 2,933 60.4% 88% 77%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

$46,370 2,322 35.2% 88% 79%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Luther College

Decorah, IA

$37,450 2,473 70.2% 88% 77%
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Sewanee—​University of the South

Sewanee, TN

$35,756 1,557 58.8% 88% 78%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

$46,165 2,300 53.1% 88% 76%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Siena College

Loudonville, NY

$31,368 3,267 57.5% 88% 73%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

$39,100 2,140 63.3% 87% 78%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Wheaton College

Norton, MA

$45,074 1,616 64.3% 87% 82%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

$28,250 4,008 75.6% 87% 77%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

$34,600 1,469 84.8% 87% 78%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

$41,868 2,857 82.7% 87% 77%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

$38,510 1,355 66.0% 87% 78%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bennington College

Bennington, VT

$45,680 826 63.0% 86% 64%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Houghton College

Houghton, NY

$27,728 1,165 73.4% 86% 67%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

$37,170 1,565 66.4% 86% 75%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Westminster College

New Wilmington, PA

$32,445 1,518 56.3% 86% 78%
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

$41,928 3,703 64.0% 86% 76%
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

$31,560 1,074 84.9% 86% 74%
#57 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Wabash College

Crawfordsville, IN

$35,650 906 67.0% 86% 73%
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

$35,240 1,394 60.5% 86% 75%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

$35,204 1,954 74.7% 86% 74%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

$35,835 2,551 68.8% 85% 78%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, CA

$24,500 370 80.6% 85% 76%

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