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. Roanoke College

Salem, VA

$36,222 2,060 69.4% 79% 65%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Hampden-​Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

$37,352 1,080 55.6% 79% 68%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

$24,566 1,165 73.2% 79% 8 62%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

$22,340 1,532 69.1% 78% 59%
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

$38,030 1,894 91.2% 78% 65%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

$35,518 1,909 78.5% 78% 74%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

$27,970 1,519 70.2% 78% 59%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph-​Macon College

Ashland, VA

$34,850 1,312 54.0% 78% 56%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

$29,090 2,166 66.1% 77% 62%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

$31,280 1,079 82.7% 77% 55%
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SUNY College—​Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY

in-state: $6,624, out-of-state: $15,874 4,422 52.0% 77% 35%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

$33,605 739 79.3% 77% 62%
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Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI

$24,770 1,090 67.7% 77% 58%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Doane College

Crete, NE

$26,180 1,149 76.5% 76% 64%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

$32,470 2,462 80.0% 76% 57%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Hiram College

Hiram, OH

$30,290 1,324 61.9% 76% 63%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

$33,260 645 83.2% 76% 57%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

$32,310 1,543 82.2% 76% 60%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

$31,000 1,052 60.9% 76% 69%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

$34,850 3,047 70.1% 75% 60%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

$31,500 1,247 61.5% 75% 58%
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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

$10,210 972 37.4% 75% 52%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

$38,930 1,558 84.7% 75% 58%
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Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

$29,960 2,370 61.4% 74% 50%
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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

$29,090 1,760 54.3% 74% 57%
#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. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

in-state: $8,525, out-of-state: $17,470 1,799 67.2% 74% 47%
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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

$15,210 1,946 52.6% 73% 44%
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Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

$26,850 1,564 47.3% 73% 40%
#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
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Maryville College

Maryville, TN

$31,132 1,093 65.7% 73% 53%
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Life University

Marietta, GA

$9,747 2,647 70.2% 4 72% 41%
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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, PA

$17,722 257 45.4% 72% 38%
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Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

$23,950 600 78.0% 72% 51%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

$33,320 794 66.0% 72% 56%
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Savannah State University 1

Savannah, GA

in-state: $5,290, out-of-state: $14,812 N/A 71.2% 4 72% 8 31% 8
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Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

$18,236 1,669 38.1% 71% 42%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northland College

Ashland, WI

$29,990 600 66.3% 71% 54%
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Shorter University 1

Rome, GA

$18,830 N/A 65.0% 4 71% 8 51% 6
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Wells College 1

Aurora, NY

$35,900 N/A 62.7% 4 71% 8 59% 8
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Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

$32,436 811 68.6% 70% 8 42%
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University of Hawaii—​Hilo

Hilo, HI

in-state: $6,496, out-of-state: $18,256 4,157 75.2% 70% 8 33% 6
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Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

in-state: $9,864, out-of-state: $22,464 2,156 76.1% 70% 41%
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Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

$17,130 707 69.5% 70% 34%
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Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ

$25,880 2,036 54.6% 69% 37%
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Simpson University

Redding, CA

$23,300 1,297 61.6% 69% 41%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

$29,540 924 72.0% 68% 57%

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