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