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:
$38,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,558
Setting:
rural
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

Hartwick College was established in 1797 as a private institution. Hartwick College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,756 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,365
Setting:
city
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

A private institution, Lycoming College was founded in 1812. Lycoming College offers a Greek system, where 21 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 15 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$19,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
648
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 648, with 100 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.

Tuition and fees:
$20,560 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,525
Setting:
urban
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Founded in 1915, Xavier University of Louisiana is a private institution. Xavier University of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,247
Setting:
rural
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

Monmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. The school has 65.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Monmouth College is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$31,280 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,053
Setting:
suburban
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University was established in 1835 as a private institution. Oglethorpe University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,496 (2013-14)
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

A private institution, American Jewish University was founded in 1947.

Tuition and fees:
$34,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,950
Setting:
suburban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,950, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$30,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
698
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private institution. Centenary College of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,725 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,042
Setting:
suburban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

College of Idaho is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 60 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of Idaho is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,594 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
600
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Lyon College

Batesville, AR

Lyon College was established in 1872 as a private institution. Lyon College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
852
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

A private institution, Warren Wilson College was founded in 1894.

Tuition and fees:
$28,966 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
910
Setting:
rural
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Emory and Henry College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 910, with a gender distribution of 52.5 percent male students and 47.5 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,462
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

Guilford College is a small, liberal arts school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Students can cross-register for courses at nearby schools, including Elon University and the University of North Carolina—Greensboro.

Tuition and fees:
$22,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,532
Setting:
rural
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1886. The school has 54.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Ouachita Baptist University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$36,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,199
Setting:
suburban
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright College was established in 1856 as a private institution. Albright College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,132 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,093
Setting:
city
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Maryville College

Maryville, TN

A private institution, Maryville College was founded in 1819.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,525 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,600
Setting:
rural
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,600, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,182 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,431
Setting:
suburban
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Founded in 1961, Virginia Wesleyan College is a private institution. Virginia Wesleyan College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,970 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,124
Setting:
city
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

Eastern Mennonite University is a private institution that was founded in 1917. The school has 66.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Eastern Mennonite University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$29,301 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Erskine College

Due West, SC

Erskine College was established in 1839 as a private institution. Erskine College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,990 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
590
Setting:
rural
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Northland College

Ashland, WI

A private institution, Northland College was founded in 1892.

Tuition and fees:
$11,940 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
672
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Allen University

Columbia, SC

Allen University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 672, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$9,260 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
338
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

Founded in 1967, Amridge University is a private institution. Amridge University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
882
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

Ave Maria University is a private institution that was founded in 2003. The student-faculty ratio at Ave Maria University is 15:1.

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