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
#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%
#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%
#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
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Fisk University 1

Nashville, TN

$20,391 N/A 100.0% 4 73% 8 54% 6
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

$32,310 1,543 82.2% 76% 60%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE

$27,240 2,071 79.0% 80% 65%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

$30,351 1,766 65.8% 83% 73%
#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. Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

$34,250 1,747 70.4% 80% 65%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Westminster College

Fulton, MO

$21,680 1,084 71.9% 81% 70%
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

$31,000 1,052 60.9% 76% 69%
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Simpson College

Indianola, IA

$30,999 1,897 88.7% 81% 67%
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Minnesota—​Morris

Morris, MN

$12,584 1,896 60.0% 82% 60%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Doane College

Crete, NE

$26,180 1,149 76.5% 76% 64%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Hiram College

Hiram, OH

$30,290 1,324 61.9% 76% 63%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

$27,800 987 58.1% 81% 62%
#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%
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

$24,566 1,165 73.2% 79% 8 62%

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