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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San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, CA

$25,108 742 42.6% 60% 43%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

$30,740 776 64.1% N/A 56%
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East-​West University

Chicago, IL

$17,595 776 N/A 35% 8 19%
#16 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

$46,509 783 19.2% 98% 88%
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William Peace University

Raleigh, NC

$23,900 791 61.0% 67% 45%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

$33,320 794 66.0% 72% 56%
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Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

$32,436 811 68.6% 70% 8 42%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bennington College

Bennington, VT

$45,680 826 63.0% 86% 64%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

in-state: $6,783, out-of-state: $29,812 832 59.6% 84% 69%
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Bethany College

Bethany, WV

$25,735 842 43.0% 62% 48%
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

$34,788 885 62.0% 83% 64%
#57 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Wabash College

Crawfordsville, IN

$35,650 906 67.0% 86% 73%
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

$32,520 915 54.8% 81% 72%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

$29,540 924 72.0% 68% 57%
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University of Maine—​Machias

Machias, ME

in-state: $7,480, out-of-state: $19,300 925 82.6% 67% 30%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Goshen College

Goshen, IN

$28,500 928 60.0% 81% 70%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Ripon College

Ripon, WI

$31,602 931 77.5% 84% 72%
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Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

$8,900 934 32.8% 57% 32%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Scripps College

Claremont, CA

$45,564 962 32.4% 92% 90%
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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

$10,210 972 37.4% 75% 52%
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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

$23,000 976 61.0% 68% 60%
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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Chickasha, OK

in-state: $5,820, out-of-state: $13,860 983 38.5% 65% 40%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

$27,800 987 58.1% 81% 62%
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Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, AL

$14,910 1,019 41.0% 58% 25%

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