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:
$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 was established in 1885 as a private institution. Bryn Mawr College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

A private institution, Colorado College was founded in 1874. Colorado College offers a Greek system, where 11 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 7 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$44,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,504
Setting:
urban
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Barnard College

New York, NY

Barnard College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,504, with 100 percent female students. At this school, 91 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$46,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,536
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University is a private institution. Bucknell University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,667
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is a private institution that was founded in 1824. The school has 68 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Kenyon College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$43,402 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,084
Setting:
suburban
#35 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Pitzer College was established in 1963 as a private institution. Pitzer College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,488
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

A private institution, Lafayette College was founded in 1826. Lafayette College offers a Greek system, where 39 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 19 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$47,510 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,301
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Trinity College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,301, with a gender distribution of 51.5 percent male students and 48.5 percent female students. At this school, 89 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$46,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,051
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Bard College

Annandale on Hudson, NY

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private institution. Bard College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,456 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,322
Setting:
suburban
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College is a private institution that was founded in 1837. The school has 63.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mount Holyoke College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$35,756 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,478
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Sewanee--University of the South was established in 1857 as a private institution. Sewanee--University of the South follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,270 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,176
Setting:
urban
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

A private institution, Occidental College was founded in 1887. Occidental College offers a Greek system, where 13 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$29,092 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA

Soka University of America has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436, with a gender distribution of 34.9 percent male students and 65.1 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

Tuition and fees:
$46,785 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,241
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Founded in 1795, Union College is a private institution. Union College follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,539
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Whitman College is 9:1.

Tuition and fees:
$46,085 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,926
Setting:
city
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Connecticut College

New London, CT

Connecticut College was established in 1911 as a private institution. Connecticut College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,094 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,386
Setting:
suburban
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

A private institution, Dickinson College was founded in 1783. Dickinson College offers a Greek system, where 29 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 11 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$46,285 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,365
Setting:
city
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Franklin and Marshall College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,365, with a gender distribution of 47.9 percent male students and 52.1 percent female students. At this school, 97 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 3 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$45,724 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,660
Setting:
suburban
#45 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a private institution. Skidmore College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$36,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,344
Setting:
city
#49 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Centre College

Danville, KY

Centre College is a private institution that was founded in 1819. The school has 60.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Centre College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$43,910 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,336
Setting:
suburban
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Denison University

Granville, OH

Denison University was established in 1831 as a private institution. Denison University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,870 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,597
Setting:
suburban
#50 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

A private institution, Gettysburg College was founded in 1832. Gettysburg College offers a Greek system, where 32 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 36 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$43,164 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,753
Setting:
suburban
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Furman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,753, with a gender distribution of 43.2 percent male students and 56.8 percent female students. At this school, 96 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 4 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$40,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,176
Setting:
rural
#52 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a private institution. St. Olaf College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,336
Setting:
rural
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University is a private institution that was founded in 1837. The school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at DePauw University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$39,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,915
Setting:
urban
#54 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

Rhodes College was established in 1848 as a private institution. Rhodes College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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