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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Tuition and fees:
$41,928 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,150
Setting:
urban
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

Lewis & Clark College was established in 1867 as a private institution. Lewis & Clark College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$44,460 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Reed College

Portland, OR

A private institution, Reed College was founded in 1911.

Tuition and fees:
$1,070 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,658
Setting:
rural
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,658, with a gender distribution of 43 percent male students and 57 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$39,060 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,524
Setting:
rural
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Founded in 1862, Gustavus Adolphus College is a private institution. Gustavus Adolphus College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$37,167 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,854
Setting:
rural
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

St. John's University is a private institution that was founded in 1857. The school has 56.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. John's University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$34,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,469
Setting:
suburban
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

St. Mary's College was established in 1844 as a private institution. St. Mary's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,560 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,074
Setting:
city
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

A private institution, Transylvania University was founded in 1780. Transylvania University offers a Greek system, where 57 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 55 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$41,868 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,578
Setting:
city
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

University of Puget Sound has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,578, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$39,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,140
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

At Allegheny College in northwest Pennsylvania, students can choose from more than 30 majors and must complete and present a capstone project their senior year. William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, attended Allegheny College in the 1800s, but legend has it that he was expelled for shoving a cow into the school’s bell tower.

Tuition and fees:
$33,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,242
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Austin College

Sherman, TX

A small, private school in Sherman, Texas, Austin College pairs each new student with a faculty mentor. Austin College students enroll in just one class during the month of January and study it in depth on or off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$37,816 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,373
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

Hendrix College is a small liberal arts school in Conway, Ark. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Tuition and fees:
$22,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,434
Setting:
rural
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, MI

A private institution, Hillsdale College was founded in 1844. Hillsdale College offers a Greek system, where 40 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 30 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$38,952 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,430
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Knox College

Galesburg, IL

Knox College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,430, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,520 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
849
Setting:
city
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

Founded in 1890, Millsaps College is a private institution. Millsaps College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$44,530 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,680
Setting:
suburban
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA

Ursinus College (UC) is a private, selective school located in the Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, Pa. Famous author J.D. Salinger attended UC for about a semester before eventually writing The Catcher in the Rye, and scientist Gerald Edelman graduated to later win a Nobel Prize for his studies of the immune system.

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