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2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts. By school type, There are 4 public and 47 private schools in 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts. By school level, all 51 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Pitzer College Claremont, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Pomona College Claremont, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Scripps College Claremont, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor, Post-Graduate
Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Connecticut College New London, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Trinity College Hartford, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Centre College Danville, KY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Bates College Lewiston, ME Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Colby College Waterville, ME Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Amherst College Amherst, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Smith College Northampton, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Williams College Williamstown, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Carleton College Northfield, MN Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Macalester College Saint Paul, MN Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Barnard College New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Colgate University Hamilton, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Hamilton College Clinton, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Union College Schenectady, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
United States Military Academy West Point, NY Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Davidson College Davidson, NC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Denison University Granville, OH Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Kenyon College Gambier, OH Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Dickinson College Carlisle, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Haverford College Haverford, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Lafayette College Easton, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor
Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee, TN Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Middlebury College Middlebury, VT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Western Washington University Bellingham, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts is $48,690 for in-state students and $48,979 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 29.61% and graduation rate is 88.20%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - 2014 Top 50 Liberal Arts
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Claremont McKenna College$50,94511%92%8%1,349
Harvey Mudd College$52,66613%92%8%825
Occidental College$51,07045%88%10%2,023
Pitzer College$50,43013%90%11%1,067
Pomona College$49,35210%94%7%1,663
Scripps College$50,98228%92%10%989
Colorado College$50,89217%87%10%2,131
United States Air Force Academy$0 / -17%79%8%4,111
Connecticut College$50,94040%83%9%1,922
Trinity College$52,76033%86%10%2,397
Wesleyan University$50,61222%94%8%3,138
Grinnell College$48,75825%86%9%1,705
Centre College$39,30071%86%11%1,367
Bates College$50,31022%88%10%1,792
Bowdoin College$49,90015%93%9%1,799
Colby College$50,96023%94%10%1,857
United States Naval Academy-$1 / -9%86%8%4,525
Amherst College$52,47614%95%8%1,795
College of the Holy Cross$48,94037%92%10%2,729
Mount Holyoke College$45,86650%85%10%2,215
Smith College$47,90438%87%9%2,874
Wellesley College$48,80230%93%7%2,510
Williams College$51,79018%96%7%2,171
Carleton College$50,87421%95%9%2,014
Macalester College$50,63939%90%10%2,172
Bard College$51,38432%78%10%2,332
Barnard College$50,39420%91%10%2,548
Colgate University$51,95527%90%9%2,861
Hamilton College$51,24025%92%9%1,877
Skidmore College$50,68436%86%8%2,642
Union College$51,69638%88%10%2,269
United States Military Academy$0 / -10%83%7%4,348
Vassar College$53,09026%91%8%2,435
Davidson College$48,37622%93%10%1,784
Denison University$48,96048%80%10%2,254
Kenyon College$51,20026%87%10%1,711
Oberlin College$52,00229%88%9%2,929
Bryn Mawr College$48,79039%85%8%1,692
Bucknell University$51,96025%90%10%3,625
Dickinson College$51,18047%85%10%2,420
Franklin and Marshall College$52,29032%87%9%2,249
Gettysburg College$50,86040%83%10%2,447
Haverford College$51,02425%90%8%1,233
Lafayette College$48,88530%90%10%2,533
Swarthmore College$49,10412%94%8%1,581
Sewanee-The University of the South$38,81641%78%10%1,797
Middlebury College$50,06317%94%8%2,558
University of Richmond$49,42031%88%8%4,181
Western Washington University$7,653 / $21,56782%71%18%15,332
Whitman College$47,86243%87%9%1,470
Soka University of America$31,04246%86%8%444
Average$1,014 / $1,0200.58%1.73%0.18%49
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.