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:
$30,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,486
Setting:
rural
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Central College

Pella, IA

Central College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. The school has 66.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Central College is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$33,260 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
623
Setting:
city
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

Randolph College was established in 1891 as a private institution. Randolph College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,312
Setting:
suburban
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Randolph-Macon College is located in Ashland, Va. The college operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$31,866 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,229
Setting:
suburban
#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI

St. Norbert College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,229, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,814 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,603
Setting:
suburban
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Founded in 1891, Concordia College--Moorhead is a private institution. Concordia College--Moorhead follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,230 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,580
Setting:
suburban
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College is a private institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 69.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Gordon College is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$35,518 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,582
Setting:
suburban
#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

The Bethlehem, Pa., campus of Moravian College is home to the small, liberal arts college and the Moravian Theological Seminary. About 20 percent of students get involved in Greek life.

Tuition and fees:
$37,362 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,893
Setting:
suburban
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL

A private institution, Eckerd College was founded in 1958.

Tuition and fees:
$28,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
884
Setting:
city
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Goshen College

Goshen, IN

Goshen College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 884, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$14,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,506
Setting:
rural
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Grove City College

Grove City, PA

Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, Grove City College is a Christian liberal arts school that offers about 20 fields of undergraduate study. More than 90 percent of students at Grove City College live on campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,728 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,147
Setting:
rural
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

Houghton College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 67.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Houghton College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$35,900 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#141 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Wells College

Aurora, NY

Wells College is a small liberal arts school in Aurora, N.Y. Through a collegiate affiliation, students can cross-register for courses at Cornell University.

Tuition and fees:
$20,391 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

A private institution, Fisk University was founded in 1866.

Tuition and fees:
$32,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,116
Setting:
suburban
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

Georgetown College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,116, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,814
Setting:
city
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private institution. Nebraska Wesleyan University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,351 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,566
Setting:
suburban
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

St. Vincent College is a private institution that was founded in 1846. The school has 57.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Vincent College is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,241 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,063 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,693
Setting:
city
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

University of North Carolina--Asheville was established in 1927 as a public institution. University of North Carolina--Asheville follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,250 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,747
Setting:
rural
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

A private institution, Wartburg College was founded in 1852.

Tuition and fees:
$21,680 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,084
Setting:
rural
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Westminster College

Fulton, MO

Westminster College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,084, with a gender distribution of 55.5 percent male students and 44.5 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$31,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,052
Setting:
suburban
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Founded in 1849, William Jewell College is a private institution. William Jewell College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,999 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,844
Setting:
suburban
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College is a private institution that was founded in 1860. The school has 69.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Simpson College is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,584 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,584 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,896
Setting:
rural
#154 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

University of Minnesota--Morris was established in 1959 as a public institution. University of Minnesota--Morris follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,149
Setting:
rural
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Doane College

Crete, NE

A private institution, Doane College was founded in 1872. Doane College offers a Greek system, where 23 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 18 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$30,290 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,293
Setting:
rural
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Hiram College

Hiram, OH

Hiram College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,293, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
970
Setting:
rural
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a private institution. Illinois College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,573 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,023 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,155
Setting:
suburban
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Purchase College--SUNY

Purchase, NY

Purchase College--SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1967. The school has 73.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Purchase College--SUNY is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$24,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
945
Setting:
city
#156 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

Salem College was established in 1772 as a private institution. Salem College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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