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:
$45,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,753
Setting:
city
#22 Overall Score: 82 out of 100.

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

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.

Tuition and fees:
$45,760 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,863
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 82 out of 100.

Colby College

Waterville, ME

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.

Tuition and fees:
$45,388 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,070
Setting:
urban
#24 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a private institution. Macalester College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$44,272 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,926
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

College of the Holy Cross is a private institution that was founded in 1843. The school has 65 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of the Holy Cross is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$46,870 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,930
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

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.

Tuition and fees:
$45,564 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
945
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

Scripps College

Claremont, CA

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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,120
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

United States Air Force Academy has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,120, with a gender distribution of 78.1 percent male students and 21.9 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

Tuition and fees:
$45,320 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,074
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

University of Richmond

Univ. of Richmond, VA

Founded in 1830, University of Richmond is a private institution. University of Richmond follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,900 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,322
Setting:
suburban
#30 Overall Score: 79 out of 100.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College is a private institution that was founded in 1885. The school has 73.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bryn Mawr College is 8:1.

Tuition and fees:
$44,222 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,008
Setting:
city
#31 Overall Score: 78 out of 100.

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College was established in 1874 as a private institution. Colorado College follows a other-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

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