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:
$35,866 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,382
Setting:
suburban
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,382, with a gender distribution of 50.5 percent male students and 49.5 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$35,835 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,551
Setting:
city
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

Located on the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private school in Rock Island, Illinois. Students at Augustana can explore many groups and events, including River Readings, which brings literary artists to campus.

Tuition and fees:
$45,680 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
688
Setting:
rural
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Bennington College

Bennington, VT

Bennington College is a private institution that was founded in 1925. The school has 81.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bennington College is 9:1.

Tuition and fees:
$28,250 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,930
Setting:
suburban
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College was established in 1876 as a private institution. Calvin College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,720 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,343
Setting:
city
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Hope College

Holland, MI

Located in Holland, Mich., Hope College is a private school that offers about 80 bachelor’s degree programs. Founded by settlers from the Netherlands in 1866, Hope College’s sports teams are named the “Flying Dutchmen.”

Tuition and fees:
$37,170 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,558
Setting:
rural
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

Located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Juniata College is a small, private institution where 95 percent of graduates finish in four years. Students at Juniata College participate in many school traditions, such as the Mr. Juniata Pageant and the All Class Night talent show.

Tuition and fees:
$40,510 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,821
Setting:
suburban
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Students at Ohio Wesleyan University can choose from more than 90 majors in the fields of arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Outside the classroom, more than 80 percent of Ohio Wesleyan students volunteer through programs such as Buckeye Valley Reads, which provides tutors for rural children in the county.

Tuition and fees:
$43,918 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,636
Setting:
suburban
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Drew University

Madison, NJ

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, not far from New York City. Students can take advantage of the school's location through intensive semester-long programs on Wall Street and more.

Tuition and fees:
$25,980 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
489
Setting:
rural
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Principia College

Elsah, IL

Principia College was established in 1910 as a private institution. Principia College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,120 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,512
Setting:
rural
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Washington College, located in Chestertown, Maryland, was the first college chartered after American independence from the British. Students today can get involved in more than 80 clubs on campus or travel to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, which are each about 90 minutes away.

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