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:
$44,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,504
Setting:
urban
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Barnard College

New York, NY

Barnard College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,504, with 100 percent female students. At this school, 91 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$46,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,536
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University is a private institution. Bucknell University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,667
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is a private institution that was founded in 1824. The school has 68 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Kenyon College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$43,402 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,084
Setting:
suburban
#35 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Pitzer College was established in 1963 as a private institution. Pitzer College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,488
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

A private institution, Lafayette College was founded in 1826. Lafayette College offers a Greek system, where 39 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 19 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$47,510 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,301
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Trinity College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,301, with a gender distribution of 51.5 percent male students and 48.5 percent female students. At this school, 89 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$46,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,051
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private institution. Bard College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,456 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,322
Setting:
suburban
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College is a private institution that was founded in 1837. The school has 63.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mount Holyoke College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$35,756 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,478
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Sewanee--University of the South was established in 1857 as a private institution. Sewanee--University of the South follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,270 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,176
Setting:
urban
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

A private institution, Occidental College was founded in 1887. Occidental College offers a Greek system, where 13 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$29,092 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

Soka University of America has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436, with a gender distribution of 34.9 percent male students and 65.1 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

Tuition and fees:
$46,785 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,241
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Founded in 1795, Union College is a private institution. Union College follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,539
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Whitman College is 9:1.

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