Top Liberal Arts Colleges

Check out the top liberal arts college and compare the top schools.

Pomona College is ranked top in the Top Liberal Arts Colleges ranking for academic year 2018-2019. Claremont McKenna College and Swarthmore College are ranked second and third places. A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. Some liberal arts colleges offer graduate programs, but the area of study is limited.
The average SAT average score of the Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges is 1,444 and ACT average scores is 98. The average acceptance rate of the schools is 13% and the average graduation rate is 93%. The average tuition & fees are $54,113 at the Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges.
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RankNameTest ScoresAcceptance RateTuitionStudent PopulationGraduation Rate
1Pomona College (100.0)Private,4 yearsClaremont, California 1,470 (SAT)
99 (ACT)
8% $52,780 1,599 93%
2Claremont McKenna College (99.9)Private,4 yearsClaremont, California 1,425 (SAT)
97 (ACT)
9% $54,405 1,345 90%
3Swarthmore College (98.8)Private,4 yearsSwarthmore, Pennsylvania 1,465 (SAT)
98 (ACT)
9% $52,588 1,577 94%
4Harvey Mudd College (98.8)Private,4 yearsClaremont, California 1,525 (SAT)
104 (ACT)
14% $56,620 861 96%
5Williams College (98.6)Private,4 yearsWilliamstown, Massachusetts 1,480 (SAT)
100 (ACT)
13% $55,450 2,134 94%
6Amherst College (98.5)Private,4 yearsAmherst, Massachusetts 1,430 (SAT)
97 (ACT)
13% $56,426 1,836 95%
7Barnard College (98.4)Private,4 yearsNew York, New York 1,415 (SAT)
95 (ACT)
14% $55,032 2,544 93%
8Washington and Lee University (98.1)Private,4 yearsLexington, Virginia 1,419 (SAT)
97 (ACT)
21% $52,455 2,220 92%
9Bowdoin College (98.1)Private,4 yearsBrunswick, Maine - 10% $53,922 1,816 95%
10Davidson College (97.9)Private,4 yearsDavidson, North Carolina 1,370 (SAT) 19% $51,447 1,810 91%
Average1,444 (SAT)
98 (ACT)
13% $54,113 1,77493.30%
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