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:
$35,730 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,364
Setting:
city
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Coe College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 68.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Coe College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$31,602 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
931
Setting:
rural
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Ripon College

Ripon, WI

Ripon College was established in 1851 as a private institution. Ripon College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$35,204 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,954
Setting:
suburban
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

A private institution, St. Anselm College was founded in 1889.

Tuition and fees:
$36,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,663
Setting:
rural
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

Linfield College has a residential campus in McMinnville, Ore. All students study a variety of subjects through what’s known as the “Linfield Curriculum.”

Tuition and fees:
$45,004 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

St. John's College

Annapolis, MD

Founded in 1696, St. John's College is a private institution. St. John's College admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,030 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,881
Setting:
city
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

Wittenberg University is a private institution that was founded in 1845. The school has 63.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wittenberg University is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$32,785 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,464
Setting:
rural
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Alma College

Alma, MI

Alma College was established in 1886 as a private institution. Alma College follows a other-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,090 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,041
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

A private institution, Berry College was founded in 1902.

Tuition and fees:
$36,960 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,650
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,650, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,377
Setting:
urban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is a private institution. Morehouse College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,172
Setting:
rural
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

Presbyterian College is a private institution that was founded in 1880. The school has 59.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Presbyterian College is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$36,222 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,060
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Roanoke College was established in 1842 as a private institution. Roanoke College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,368 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,214
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Siena College

Loudonville, NY

A private institution, Siena College was founded in 1937.

Tuition and fees:
$40,096 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,670
Setting:
suburban
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,670, with a gender distribution of 47.2 percent male students and 52.8 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus.

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