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
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
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
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Beacon College

Leesburg, FL

$29,910 186 N/A N/A 72% 6
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Burlington College

Burlington, VT

$22,860 226 86.1% 61% 23%
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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, PA

$17,722 257 45.4% 72% 38%
#93 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

$38,952 340 70.6% 85% 64%
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Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, MA

$24,930 345 59.2% 60% 38%
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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA

$23,900 354 47.4% 60% 8 18%
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, CA

$24,500 370 80.6% 85% 76%
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

$29,092 438 45.8% 95% 92%
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Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, IN

$23,900 450 81.3% 49% 19%
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Principia College

Elsah, IL

$25,980 489 86.7% 84% 8 76% 8
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Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, VA

$24,642 496 99.0% 63% 17%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
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King's College

New York, NY

$31,300 582 70.9% 66% 8 58%
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Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

$23,950 600 78.0% 72% 51%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Lyon College

Batesville, AR

$23,594 600 68.6% 65% 49%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northland College

Ashland, WI

$29,990 600 66.3% 71% 54%
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Brevard College

Brevard, NC

$25,200 633 53.7% 58% 32%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

$33,260 645 83.2% 76% 57%
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Allen University

Columbia, SC

$11,940 672 57.7% 51% 21%
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Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

$9,260 703 N/A N/A 23% 6
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Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

$17,130 707 69.5% 70% 34%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

$19,750 709 50.2% 81% 48%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

$33,605 739 79.3% 77% 62%
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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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