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
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

$38,930 1,558 84.7% 75% 58%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

$33,756 1,365 71.6% 81% 65%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

$19,750 709 50.2% 81% 48%
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

$20,560 3,178 63.5% 67% 47%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

$31,500 1,247 61.5% 75% 58%
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

$31,280 1,079 82.7% 77% 55%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. American Jewish University 1

Bel-Air, CA

$28,496 N/A 94.9% 4 90% 8 42% 6
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

$34,850 3,047 70.1% 75% 60%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

$30,740 776 64.1% N/A 56%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

$23,725 1,059 64.9% 81% 64%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Lyon College

Batesville, AR

$23,594 600 68.6% 65% 49%
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

$29,540 924 72.0% 68% 57%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

$28,966 945 72.3% 73% 46%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

$32,470 2,462 80.0% 76% 57%
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

$22,340 1,532 69.1% 78% 59%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Albright College

Reading, PA

$36,660 2,264 46.7% 74% 53%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Maryville College

Maryville, TN

$31,132 1,093 65.7% 73% 53%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

in-state: $8,525, out-of-state: $17,470 1,799 67.2% 74% 47%
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

$32,182 1,431 85.8% 66% 48%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

$27,970 1,519 70.2% 78% 59%
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Erskine College 1

Due West, SC

$29,301 N/A 66.8% 4 73% 8 62% 6
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northland College

Ashland, WI

$29,990 600 66.3% 71% 54%
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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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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

$23,000 976 61.0% 68% 60%
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Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

$29,960 2,370 61.4% 74% 50%
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Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

$17,130 707 69.5% 70% 34%
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Bethany College

Bethany, WV

$25,735 842 43.0% 62% 48%
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Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

$23,950 600 78.0% 72% 51%
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Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ

$25,880 2,036 54.6% 69% 37%
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Brevard College

Brevard, NC

$25,200 633 53.7% 58% 32%
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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

$29,090 1,760 54.3% 74% 57%
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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, PA

$17,722 257 45.4% 72% 38%
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Burlington College

Burlington, VT

$22,860 226 86.1% 61% 23%
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Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

in-state: $9,864, out-of-state: $22,464 2,156 76.1% 70% 41%
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Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

$15,210 1,946 52.6% 73% 44%
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Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

$17,125 498 72.2% 68% 45%
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College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More 1

Fort Worth, TX

N/A N/A 100.0% 4 33% 8 33% 6
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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

in-state: $7,206, out-of-state: $17,944 9,482 82.4% 65% 29%
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Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

$16,191 1,307 33.4% 67% 8 31%
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Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, MA

$27,922 1,459 60.1% 67% 48%
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East-​West University

Chicago, IL

$17,595 776 N/A 35% 8 19%
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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

in-state: $6,922, out-of-state: $17,762 3,891 87.3% 62% 38%
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Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

$32,436 811 68.6% 70% 8 42%
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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA

$23,900 354 47.4% 60% 8 18%
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Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, IN

$23,900 450 81.3% 49% 19%
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Huston-​Tillotson University 1

Austin, TX

$11,020 N/A 90.0% 4 52% 8 24% 6
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Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

$18,236 1,669 38.1% 71% 42%
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Judson College 1

Marion, AL

$15,100 N/A 74.4% 4 65% 8 38% 6
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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

in-state: $6,858, out-of-state: $16,458 2,524 44.7% 51% 14%

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