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
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Williams College

Williamstown, MA

$46,600 2,106 17.0% 97% 96%
#2 Overall Score: 96 out of 100. Amherst College

Amherst, MA

$46,574 1,817 13.0% 98% 95%
#3 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

$44,718 1,552 14.2% 97% 92%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

$45,446 1,839 15.8% 96% 95%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

$45,314 2,516 17.2% 96% 94%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Pomona College

Claremont, CA

$43,580 1,607 13.0% 98% 96%
#7 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Carleton College

Northfield, MN

$46,167 2,055 25.6% 97% 94%
#7 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

$43,554 2,481 30.1% 96% 92%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

$45,625 1,295 13.6% 95% 92%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Davidson College

Davidson, NC

$42,849 1,790 24.8% 97% 93%
#9 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Haverford College

Haverford, PA

$45,426 1,205 22.9% 96% 93%

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