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:
$34,788 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
885
Setting:
urban
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

A private institution, Agnes Scott College was founded in 1889.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,783 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,812 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
832
Setting:
suburban
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

New College of Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 832, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,865 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,665 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,901
Setting:
rural
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

Founded in 1840, St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public institution. St. Mary's College of Maryland follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$39,015 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,971
Setting:
suburban
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

St. Michael's College

Colchester, VT

St. Michael's College is a private institution that was founded in 1904. The school has 63 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Michael's College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$38,952 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
330
Setting:
rural
#93 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

College of the Atlantic was established in 1969 as a private institution. College of the Atlantic follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$37,926 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,070
Setting:
suburban
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

A private institution, College of St. Benedict was founded in 1913.

Tuition and fees:
$37,450 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,473
Setting:
rural
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Luther College

Decorah, IA

Luther College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,473, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 percent female students. At this school, 85.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14.8 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$38,510 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,346
Setting:
suburban
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Founded in 1937, Westmont College is a private institution. Westmont College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,430 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,180
Setting:
rural
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

A small school in Iowa, Cornell College utilizes a block schedule. Students attend one course for several hours each weekday for a block of about three weeks.

Tuition and fees:
$37,352 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,080
Setting:
rural
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

Hampden-Sydney College was established in 1775 as a private institution. Hampden-Sydney College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$39,710 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,429
Setting:
suburban
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

A private institution, Washington and Jefferson College was founded in 1781. Washington and Jefferson College offers a Greek system, where 43 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 37 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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