Liberal Arts Colleges

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    Liberal Arts Colleges

    A liberal arts college is a undergraduate institution that focuses on a liberal arts education in general. It mainly offer bachelor degrees, but some schools offer master's and doctorate degrees in limited areas. The size of school is relative small comparing to national universities and regional universities.
    There are 237 Liberal Arts Colleges - 26 public and 211 private schools. The 2023 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $41,031 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $22,318. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,265 and the average acceptance rate is 61% for Liberal Arts Colleges.
    Next table shows the average stats of key academic facts for Liberal Arts Colleges.
    Below you can search liberal arts colleges by school type and location. In addition, you can check and compare the top Liberal Arts Colleges.
    2022-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Statistics
    Number of Schools237 (26 public, 211 private)
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,801 (in-state), $41,031 (out-of-state)
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,369 (in-state), $22,318 (out-of-state)
    Average Financial Aid$29,033
    Test Scores1,265 SAT, 28 ACT
    Acceptance Rate60.90%
    Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.74%
    Population356,816
    Undergraduate336,829
    Graduate19,987
    Graduation Rate66.44%
    Students to Faculty Ratio10.44 to 1

    List of Liberal Arts Colleges

    237 Liberal Arts Colleges

    Pomona College

    #1 Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 in California
    Pomona College is a Private, 4-years school located in Claremont, CA.
    Tuition & Fees: $59,238
    SAT Score: 1,520
    Population: 1,716
    Students/Faculty: 7 to 1

    Claremont McKenna College

    #2 Liberal Arts Colleges, #4 in California
    Claremont McKenna College is a Private, 4-years school located in Claremont, CA.
    Tuition & Fees: $60,715
    SAT Score: 1,510
    Population: 1,389
    Students/Faculty: 8 to 1

    Swarthmore College

    #3 Liberal Arts Colleges, #2 in Pennsylvania
    Swarthmore College (Swat) is a Private, 4-years school located in Swarthmore, PA.
    Tuition & Fees: $59,328
    SAT Score: 1,520
    Population: 1,625
    Students/Faculty: 8 to 1

    Williams College

    #4 Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 in Massachusetts
    Williams College is a Private, 4-years school located in Williamstown, MA.
    Tuition & Fees: $61,770
    SAT Score: 1,530
    Population: 2,222
    Students/Faculty: 6 to 1

    Barnard College

    #5 Liberal Arts Colleges, #3 in New York
    Barnard College is a Private, 4-years school located in New York, NY.
    Tuition & Fees: $62,525
    SAT Score: 1,505
    Population: 3,442
    Students/Faculty: 10 to 1

    Amherst College

    #6 Liberal Arts Colleges, #4 in Massachusetts
    Amherst College is a Private, 4-years school located in Amherst, MA.
    Tuition & Fees: $64,100
    SAT Score: 1,510
    Population: 1,898
    Students/Faculty: 7 to 1

    Harvey Mudd College

    #7 Liberal Arts Colleges, #8 in California
    Harvey Mudd College (HMC) is a Private, 4-years school located in Claremont, CA.
    Tuition & Fees: $62,817
    SAT Score: 1,530
    Population: 922
    Students/Faculty: 8 to 1

    Washington and Lee University

    #8 Liberal Arts Colleges, #1 in Virginia
    Washington and Lee University (W&L) is a Private, 4-years school located in Lexington, VA.
    Tuition & Fees: $61,750
    SAT Score: 1,480
    Population: 2,243
    Students/Faculty: 7 to 1

    Bowdoin College

    #9 Liberal Arts Colleges, #1 in Maine
    Bowdoin College is a Private, 4-years school located in Brunswick, ME.
    Tuition & Fees: $61,528
    SAT Score: 1,520
    Population: 1,915
    Students/Faculty: 9 to 1

    Davidson College

    #10 Liberal Arts Colleges, #2 in North Carolina
    Davidson College is a Private, 4-years school located in Davidson, NC.
    Tuition & Fees: $57,090
    SAT Score: 1,430
    Population: 1,927
    Students/Faculty: 9 to 1
    All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023