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:
$38,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,558
Setting:
rural
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY

Hartwick College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,558, with a gender distribution of 40.4 percent male students and 59.6 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:
$33,756 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,365
Setting:
city
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is a private institution. Lycoming College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
648
Setting:
suburban
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Wesleyan College

Macon, GA

Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1836. The school has 87.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wesleyan College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$20,560 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,525
Setting:
urban
#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Xavier University of Louisiana was established in 1915 as a private institution. Xavier University of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,247
Setting:
rural
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

A private institution, Monmouth College was founded in 1853. Monmouth College offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 24 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$31,280 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,053
Setting:
suburban
#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,053, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,496 (2013-14)
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Founded in 1947, American Jewish University is a private institution. American Jewish University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,950
Setting:
suburban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. The school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Carthage College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$30,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
698
Setting:
urban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Centenary College of Louisiana was established as a private institution. Centenary College of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,725 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,042
Setting:
suburban
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

A private institution, College of Idaho was founded in 1891. College of Idaho offers a Greek system, where 22 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 15 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$23,594 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
600
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Lyon College

Batesville, AR

Lyon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 600, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 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:
$29,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
852
Setting:
rural
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

Founded in 1894, Warren Wilson College is a private institution. Warren Wilson College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,966 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
910
Setting:
rural
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Emory and Henry College is a private institution that was founded in 1836. The school has 73.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Emory and Henry College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$32,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,462
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

Guilford College is a small, liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C. Students can cross register for courses at nearby schools, including Elon University and the University of North Carolina—Greensboro.

Tuition and fees:
$22,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,532
Setting:
rural
#173 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

A private institution, Ouachita Baptist University was founded in 1886. Ouachita Baptist University offers a Greek system, where 26 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 24 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$36,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,199
Setting:
suburban
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,199, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$31,132 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,093
Setting:
city
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Maryville College

Maryville, TN

Founded in 1819, Maryville College is a private institution. Maryville College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,525 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,600
Setting:
rural
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public institution that was founded in 1894. The school has 69.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$32,182 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,431
Setting:
suburban
#176 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Virginia Wesleyan College was established in 1961 as a private institution. Virginia Wesleyan College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,970 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,124
Setting:
city
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

A private institution, Eastern Mennonite University was founded in 1917.

Tuition and fees:
$29,301 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Erskine College

Due West, SC

Founded in 1839, Erskine College is a private institution. Erskine College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,990 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
590
Setting:
rural
#180 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Northland College

Ashland, WI

Northland College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 62 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Northland College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$11,940 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
672
Setting:
city
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Allen University

Columbia, SC

Allen University was established in 1870 as a private institution. Allen University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$9,260 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
338
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

A private institution, Amridge University was founded in 1967.

Tuition and fees:
$23,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
882
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

Ave Maria University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 882, with a gender distribution of 52.6 percent male students and 47.4 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$29,960 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,558
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

Founded in 1897, Bay Path College is a private institution. Bay Path College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$17,130 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
707
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

Bennett College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. The school has 74.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bennett College is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,735 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
812
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bethany College

Bethany, WV

Bethany College was established in 1840 as a private institution. Bethany College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
600
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

A private institution, Bethany Lutheran College was founded in 1927.

Tuition and fees:
$25,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,036
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ

Bloomfield College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,036, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
633
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Brevard College

Brevard, NC

Founded in 1853, Brevard College is a private institution. Brevard College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,090 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,760
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College is a private institution that was founded in 1880. The school has 49.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bridgewater College is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$17,722 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
242
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church was established in 1877 as a private institution. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,860 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
198
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Burlington College

Burlington, VT

A private institution, Burlington College was founded in 1972.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,864 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,464 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,059
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

Castleton State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,059, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$15,210 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,883
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Founded in 1869, Claflin University is a private institution. Claflin University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$17,125 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
485
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Clearwater Christian College is a private institution that was founded in 1966. The school has 76.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Clearwater Christian College is 14:1.

Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More was established as a private institution. College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,206 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,944 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,393
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

A public institution, Colorado Mesa University was founded in 1925.

Tuition and fees:
$16,191 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,307
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

Dillard University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,307, with a gender distribution of 28 percent male students and 72 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,922 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,323
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1918, Eastern Nazarene College is a private institution. Eastern Nazarene College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$17,595 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
776
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

East-West University

Chicago, IL

East-West University is a private institution that was founded in 1980. The school has 57.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,922 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,762 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,891
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College was established in 1911 as a public institution. Fort Lewis College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$32,436 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
637
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

A private institution, Green Mountain College was founded in 1834.

Tuition and fees:
$23,900 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
287
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 287, with a gender distribution of 55.7 percent male students and 44.3 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,900 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
450
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, IN

Founded in 1966, Holy Cross College is a private institution. Holy Cross College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$11,020 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Huston-Tillotson University is a private institution that was founded in 1875.

Tuition and fees:
$18,236 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,669
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Johnson C. Smith University was established in 1867 as a private institution. Johnson C. Smith University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$15,100 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Judson College

Marion, AL

A private institution, Judson College was founded in 1838.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,858 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,458 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,296
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Kentucky State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,296, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus.

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