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
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

$37,362 1,893 71.0% 80% 60%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Goshen College

Goshen, IN

$28,500 928 60.0% 81% 70%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Grove City College

Grove City, PA

$14,880 2,506 84.2% 91% 82%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Houghton College

Houghton, NY

$27,728 1,165 73.4% 86% 67%
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Wells College 1

Aurora, NY

$35,900 N/A 62.7% 4 71% 8 59% 8
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Concordia College—​Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

$32,814 2,631 77.7% 83% 68%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Gordon College

Wenham, MA

$33,230 1,909 40.3% 84% 74%
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

$35,518 1,909 78.5% 78% 74%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Central College

Pella, IA

$30,700 1,486 65.4% 80% 69%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

$33,260 645 83.2% 76% 57%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Randolph-​Macon College

Ashland, VA

$34,850 1,312 54.0% 78% 56%
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI

$31,866 2,287 80.4% 83% 75%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Alma College

Alma, MI

$32,785 1,464 71.9% 80% 66%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

$29,090 2,166 66.1% 77% 62%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

$36,960 3,284 64.1% 82% 74%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

$25,460 2,377 66.4% 83% 56%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

$33,650 1,403 57.8% 83% 68%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Roanoke College

Salem, VA

$36,222 2,060 69.4% 79% 65%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Siena College

Loudonville, NY

$31,368 3,267 57.5% 88% 73%
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Whittier College

Whittier, CA

$40,096 2,448 63.6% 82% 67%
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

$36,240 1,663 82.8% 83% 67%
#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
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

$38,030 1,894 91.2% 78% 65%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

$35,730 1,367 66.7% 80% 70%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Ripon College

Ripon, WI

$31,602 931 77.5% 84% 72%
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

$35,204 1,954 74.7% 86% 74%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Birmingham-​Southern College

Birmingham, AL

$30,690 1,231 80.6% 81% 65%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Hanover College

Hanover, IN

$31,760 1,123 63.9% 81% 65%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Stonehill College

Easton, MA

$36,160 2,602 79.9% 89% 80%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

$38,780 2,215 75.5% 85% 74%
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Westminster College

New Wilmington, PA

$32,445 1,518 56.3% 86% 78%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

$39,084 2,254 71.7% 81% 66%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

$46,625 1,461 63.7% 83% 64%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

$33,320 794 66.0% 72% 56%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

$38,300 1,570 56.9% 84% 70%
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

$33,605 739 79.3% 77% 62%
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Drew University

Madison, NJ

$43,918 2,447 85.1% 80% 69%
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Principia College

Elsah, IL

$25,980 489 86.7% 84% 8 76% 8
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Washington College

Chestertown, MD

$41,120 1,557 66.4% 84% 69%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Albion College

Albion, MI

$35,866 1,382 70.2% 80% 72%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

$35,835 2,551 68.8% 85% 78%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bennington College

Bennington, VT

$45,680 826 63.0% 86% 64%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

$28,250 4,008 75.6% 87% 77%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Hope College

Holland, MI

$28,720 3,343 85.1% 89% 77%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

$37,170 1,565 66.4% 86% 75%
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

$40,510 1,821 73.6% 83% 68%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

$36,430 1,180 52.9% 81% 71%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Hampden-​Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

$37,352 1,080 55.6% 79% 68%
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Washington and Jefferson College

Washington, PA

$39,710 1,429 40.8% 85% 8 74%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

$37,926 2,070 76.7% 89% 81%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Luther College

Decorah, IA

$37,450 2,473 70.2% 88% 77%
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

$38,510 1,355 66.0% 87% 78%

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