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:
$46,040 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,398
Setting:
rural
#56 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

St. Lawrence University is a private institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 61.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Lawrence University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$35,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
906
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Wabash College

Crawfordsville, IN

Wabash College was established in 1832 as a private institution. Wabash College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,508
Setting:
suburban
#57 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

A private institution, Wheaton College was founded in 1860.

Tuition and fees:
$41,250 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,359
Setting:
city
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Beloit College

Beloit, WI

Beloit College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,359, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 94 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 6 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$41,226 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,525
Setting:
city
#59 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

Lawrence University is comprised of both a liberal arts college and a conservatory of music, which about one fourth of all students attend. All students must live in university housing.

Tuition and fees:
$46,165 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,292
Setting:
city
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a private institution that was founded in 1822. The school has 64.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$37,810 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,379
Setting:
city
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo College is a private liberal arts school in southwest Michigan. Students at Kalamazoo can join more than 80 campus clubs and drive about 35 miles to the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Tuition and fees:
$24,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
370
Setting:
rural
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, CA

A private institution, Thomas Aquinas College was founded in 1971.

Tuition and fees:
$42,305 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,103
Setting:
city
#61 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Willamette University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,103, with a gender distribution of 45.1 percent male students and 54.9 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$41,680 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,080
Setting:
suburban
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Founded in 1866, College of Wooster is a private institution. College of Wooster follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,450 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,087
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Earlham College

Richmond, IN

A Quaker school in Richmond, Ind., Earlam College offers unique academic opportunities in environmental studies and Japanese culture. Notable Earlham alumni include actor Michael C. Hall, who stars in the television show Dexter.

Tuition and fees:
$39,316 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,013
Setting:
suburban
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Illinois Wesleyan University was established in 1850 as a private institution. Illinois Wesleyan University follows a other-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$42,755 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,422
Setting:
suburban
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

A private institution, Muhlenberg College was founded in 1848. Muhlenberg College offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$35,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,394
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,394, with a gender distribution of 39.2 percent male students and 60.8 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,634 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,145
Setting:
urban
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private institution. Spelman College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,404 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,392 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,664
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Virginia Military Institute is a public institution that was founded in 1839. The school has 60.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Virginia Military Institute is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$45,074 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,616
Setting:
suburban
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Wheaton College was established in 1834 as a private institution. Wheaton College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$35,515 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,588
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

A private institution, Wofford College was founded in 1854. Wofford College offers a Greek system, where 55 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 43 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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