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