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National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings

Schools in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category, such as Spelman College and Haverford

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Schools in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category, such as Spelman College and Haverford College, emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study. Read the methodology »

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    Williams College

    Williamstown, MA

    Williams College, a private institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has three undergraduate academic branches: humanities and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics. Classes at Williams are small and some use an Oxford-style teaching method that relies heavily on student participation.

    Williams College, a private institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has three undergraduate academic branches: humanities and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics. Classes at Williams are small and some use an Oxford-style teaching method that relies heavily on student participation.

    Tuition and Fees
    $61,770
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    2,166

    (fall 2021)

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    Amherst College

    Amherst, MA

    Amherst College, a private school in Amherst, Massachusetts, is known for its rigorous academic climate. Because Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges consortium, students can also take courses at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

    Amherst College, a private school in Amherst, Massachusetts, is known for its rigorous academic climate. Because Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges consortium, students can also take courses at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

    Tuition and Fees
    $64,100
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,971

    (fall 2021)

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    Pomona College

    Claremont, CA

    Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, about 35 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. Students can take advantage of this private institution's unique location during the annual Ski Beach Day, a morning of skiing at a local resort before an afternoon on a beach in Orange County.

    Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, about 35 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. Students can take advantage of this private institution's unique location during the annual Ski Beach Day, a morning of skiing at a local resort before an afternoon on a beach in Orange County.

    Tuition and Fees
    $59,238
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,764

    (fall 2021)

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    Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore, PA

    About 10 miles outside of Philadelphia is Swarthmore College, a private liberal arts institution that also offers a unique engineering degree program. Because Swarthmore is part of the Tri-College Consortium, students can also take courses at nearby Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College.

    About 10 miles outside of Philadelphia is Swarthmore College, a private liberal arts institution that also offers a unique engineering degree program. Because Swarthmore is part of the Tri-College Consortium, students can also take courses at nearby Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College.

    Tuition and Fees
    $59,328
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,651

    (fall 2021)

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    Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA

    Wellesley is a private liberal arts college for women about 10 miles from Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Students at Wellesley have more than 1,000 courses and more than 50 majors to choose from and can also cross-register for classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Wellesley is a private liberal arts college for women about 10 miles from Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Students at Wellesley have more than 1,000 courses and more than 50 majors to choose from and can also cross-register for classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Tuition and Fees
    $61,920
    Tuition
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    2,461

    (fall 2021)

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    Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME

    Submitting SAT and ACT scores is optional for admission to Bowdoin College, a private institution located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. The college is home to many organizations including the Peucinian Society, one of the oldest literary and intellectual societies in the country.

    Submitting SAT and ACT scores is optional for admission to Bowdoin College, a private institution located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. The college is home to many organizations including the Peucinian Society, one of the oldest literary and intellectual societies in the country.

    Tuition and Fees
    $61,528
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,951

    (fall 2021)

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    Carleton College

    Northfield, MN

    Carleton College is a private school in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Carls, as its students are known, have about 35 majors to choose from and more than 170 organizations to check out.

    Carleton College is a private school in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Carls, as its students are known, have about 35 majors to choose from and more than 170 organizations to check out.

    Tuition and Fees
    $62,634
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    2,044

    (fall 2021)

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    The United States Naval Academy is a public school located in the waterfront town of Annapolis, Maryland. Students, known as midshipmen, are officers in training, and tuition is fully funded by the U.S. Navy in return for active-duty service after graduation.

    The United States Naval Academy is a public school located in the waterfront town of Annapolis, Maryland. Students, known as midshipmen, are officers in training, and tuition is fully funded by the U.S. Navy in return for active-duty service after graduation.

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    Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which include Scripps College, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College. Claremont McKenna students can take classes, play sports and attend social functions at the other member schools.

    Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which include Scripps College, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College. Claremont McKenna students can take classes, play sports and attend social functions at the other member schools.

    Tuition and Fees
    $60,715
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    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,416

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    The United States Military Academy at 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.

    The United States Military Academy at 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.

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