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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Smith College, a private school in Northampton, Mass., is one of the largest liberal arts schools for women in the country. Students live in group houses, not dormitories, at Smith.
Bates College is located in Lewiston, Maine and was the first coeducational college in New England. The private school’s unique academic calendar includes a five-week spring term, during which students can study a single subject or partake in an off-campus program.
Colby College’s campus in Waterville, Maine is a State Wildlife Management Area and is home to a wildlife refuge. The private school operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, which includes a four-week January term for internships, study abroad trips, and research projects.
St. Paul, MN
Macalester College is a private institution that was founded in 1874. The school has 69.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Macalester College is 10:1.
College of the Holy Cross was established in 1843 as a private institution. College of the Holy Cross follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.
Students at Oberlin College can study in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music, a renowned undergraduate music school. The private school, located in Oberlin, Ohio, is also home to the largest student cooperative housing organization in the country.
Scripps College is a liberal arts college for women in Claremont, Calif. Because Scripps is a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium, students can also take classes and participate in extracurricular activities at Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, Pitzer College, and Harvey Mudd College.
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USAF Academy, CO
Founded in 1954, United States Air Force Academy is a public institution. United States Air Force Academy follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.
Univ. of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond is a private institution that was founded in 1830. The school has 67.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Richmond is 9:1.
Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College was established in 1885 as a private institution. Bryn Mawr College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.