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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Judson College 1

Marion, AL

$15,100 N/A 74.4% 4 65% 8 38% 6
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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

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

New Orleans, LA

$16,191 1,307 33.4% 67% 8 31%
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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

in-state: $6,858, out-of-state: $16,458 2,524 44.7% 51% 14%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Purchase College—​SUNY

Purchase, NY

in-state: $7,573, out-of-state: $17,023 4,267 33.4% 82% 63%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
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Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

$17,130 707 69.5% 70% 34%
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Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

in-state: $7,343, out-of-state: $17,284 2,301 95.6% 62% 38%
#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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East-​West University

Chicago, IL

$17,595 776 N/A 35% 8 19%
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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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University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

$17,750 2,031 100.0% 52% 28%
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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

in-state: $6,922, out-of-state: $17,762 3,891 87.3% 62% 38%
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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

in-state: $7,206, out-of-state: $17,944 9,482 82.4% 65% 29%
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Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

$18,236 1,669 38.1% 71% 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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Shorter University 1

Rome, GA

$18,830 N/A 65.0% 4 71% 8 51% 6
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University of Maine—​Machias

Machias, ME

in-state: $7,480, out-of-state: $19,300 925 82.6% 67% 30%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

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

New Orleans, LA

$20,560 3,178 63.5% 67% 47%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Westminster College

Fulton, MO

$21,680 1,084 71.9% 81% 70%

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