National Liberal Arts College Rankings
Among the National Liberal Arts Colleges are schools like Amherst College and Middlebury College, which emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.
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West Point, NY
The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is the oldest of the country’s five federal service academies. The public school is located in West Point, N.Y., where graduates earn a bachelor of science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
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.
Students at Grinnell College, a private school in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa, are known for their social activism. Grinnell ranks top among schools of its size in sending volunteers to the Peace Corps.
St. Paul, MN
Macalester College is a private institution that was founded in 1874. The school has 70.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Macalester College is 10:1.
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.
Bryn Mawr, PA
A private institution, Bryn Mawr College was founded in 1885.
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.
New York, NY
Founded in 1889, Barnard College is a private institution. Barnard College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado College is a private institution that was founded in 1874. The school has 64.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Colorado College is 10:1.
Univ. of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond was established in 1830 as a private institution. University of Richmond follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.