Top Liberal Arts Colleges Comparison

Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings and Academic Comparison

Next table compares the 2020 Top Liberal Arts Colleges with admission rate, college costs, completion rates, test scores, and more academic characteristics.The schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking. See our ranking methodology for Liberal Arts Colleges
There are 8 public and 92 private schools in 2020 Top Liberal Arts Colleges. The average acceptance rate of 2020 Top Liberal Arts Colleges is 45.68% and the average admission yield is 33.43%.The average tuition & fees of the 2020 Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $48,564 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 80.33% and the average student to faculty ratio is 9.50:1 (10.53%). In average, 1,915 students are attending to one of the schools.
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2020 Top Liberal Arts Colleges Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesTest ScoresStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
1
Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years100.0 7.6 % 52.8 % $54,762 1,470 SAT
99 ACT
1,573 7:1
2
Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years99.4 9.3 % 55.7 % $56,475 1,425 SAT
97 ACT
1,327 8:1
3
Swarthmore, PAPrivate, 4 Years97.9 9.5 % 40.6 % $54,656 1,465 SAT
98 ACT
1,559 8:1
4
1
Williamstown, MAPrivate, 4 Years97.4 13.0 % 43.0 % $57,280 1,480 SAT
100 ACT
2,149 6:1
5
2
New York, NYPrivate, 4 Years97.3 13.9 % 55.1 % $57,668 1,415 SAT
95 ACT
2,562 9:1
6
Amherst, MAPrivate, 4 Years96.9 12.8 % 39.5 % $58,640 1,430 SAT
97 ACT
1,855 7:1
7
3
Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years96.8 14.5 % 39.4 % $58,660 1,525 SAT
104 ACT
902 8:1
8
Lexington, VAPrivate, 4 Years96.1 21.2 % 38.3 % $54,830 1,419 SAT
97 ACT
2,223 8:1
9
Brunswick, MEPrivate, 4 Years96.1 10.3 % 54.7 % $56,350 - 1,828 9:1
10
Davidson, NCPrivate, 4 Years96.1 19.5 % 46.1 % $53,166 1,370 SAT
31 ACT
1,843 9:1
11
Wellesley, MAPrivate, 4 Years96.0 19.5 % 47.4 % $56,052 1,425 SAT
96 ACT
2,534 8:1
12
5
Aliso Viejo, CAPrivate, 4 Years95.4 39.0 % 61.7 % $33,982 1,295 SAT
83 ACT
442 8:1
13
1
Northfield, MNPrivate, 4 Years95.2 19.8 % 37.6 % $57,111 1,440 SAT
33 ACT
2,097 9:1
14
9
Waterville, MEPrivate, 4 Years95.2 13.1 % 36.1 % $57,280 1,430 SAT
96 ACT
2,000 10:1
15
3
Middlebury, VTPrivate, 4 Years95.1 16.7 % 40.7 % $56,216 1,415 SAT
33 ACT
2,611 8:1
16
6
Santa Paula, CAPrivate, 4 Years94.7 77.7 % 73.8 % $25,600 1,310 SAT
83 ACT
407 11:1
17
3
Annapolis, MDPublic, 4 Years94.7 8.5 % 87.0 % - 1,260 SAT
88 ACT
4,512 8:1
18
Haverford, PAPrivate, 4 Years94.6 18.8 % 40.7 % $56,952 1,450 SAT
99 ACT
1,310 8:1
19
2
Clinton, NYPrivate, 4 Years94.4 21.3 % 36.2 % $56,530 1,430 SAT
33 ACT
2,005 9:1
20
1
Poughkeepsie, NYPrivate, 4 Years94.4 24.6 % 33.6 % $58,770 1,440 SAT
96 ACT
2,456 8:1
21
6
Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years94.1 24.2 % 32.9 % $57,188 1,390 SAT
95 ACT
1,071 10:1
22
9
Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years94.0 13.3 % 47.0 % $56,018 - 1,072 10:1
23
3
Hamilton, NYPrivate, 4 Years93.9 24.9 % 33.6 % $58,045 1,415 SAT
96 ACT
2,969 9:1
24
9
Middletown, CTPrivate, 4 Years93.9 17.5 % 36.2 % $57,334 - 3,217 8:1
25
9
Colorado Springs, COPrivate, 4 Years93.8 15.0 % 42.4 % $58,086 - 2,144 10:1
26
2
Elsah, ILPrivate, 4 Years93.8 91.9 % 73.0 % $30,190 1,164 SAT
76 ACT
447 6:1
27
2
University of Richmond, VAPrivate, 4 Years93.7 30.2 % 23.2 % $54,690 1,375 SAT
32 ACT
4,002 8:1
28
5
Easton, PAPrivate, 4 Years93.1 29.4 % 27.0 % $55,752 1,343 SAT
89 ACT
2,642 10:1
29
1
Oberlin, OHPrivate, 4 Years93.1 36.2 % 29.5 % $56,822 1,385 SAT
89 ACT
2,812 9:1
30
29
Manchester, NHPublic, 4 Years93.1 67.6 % 64.0 % $32,195 1,110 SAT
73 ACT
750 10:1
31
5
Berea, KYPrivate, 4 Years93.0 38.2 % 72.8 % $44,700 1,122 SAT
73 ACT
1,673 10:1
32
3
Lewisburg, PAPrivate, 4 Years92.9 33.0 % 29.1 % $58,196 1,335 SAT
91 ACT
3,668 9:1
33
2
West Point, NYPublic, 4 Years92.8 11.5 % 85.5 % - 1,245 SAT
90 ACT
4,589 7:1
34
Grinnell, IAPrivate, 4 Years92.8 24.4 % 25.8 % $54,354 1,450 SAT
96 ACT
1,716 9:1
35
3
Saint Paul, MNPrivate, 4 Years92.6 41.2 % 25.2 % $56,292 1,405 SAT
92 ACT
2,174 10:1
36
7
Lewiston, MEPrivate, 4 Years92.5 17.8 % 38.2 % $55,683 - 1,832 10:1
37
15
USAF Academy, COPublic, 4 Years92.5 11.4 % 98.4 % - 1,320 SAT
91 ACT
4,336 8:1
38
5
Hartford, CTPrivate, 4 Years92.4 33.5 % 28.3 % $59,050 1,380 SAT
92 ACT
2,235 9:1
39
9
Northampton, MAPrivate, 4 Years92.3 31.0 % 34.3 % $54,224 - 2,903 9:1
40
2
Wheaton, ILPrivate, 4 Years92.1 82.6 % 39.9 % $37,700 1,315 SAT
88 ACT
2,944 10:1
41
6
New London, CTPrivate, 4 Years92.0 37.8 % 20.9 % $56,890 1,360 SAT
91 ACT
1,844 9:1
42
5
Annapolis, MDPrivate, 4 Years92.0 57.6 % 23.2 % $35,635 1,330 SAT
84 ACT
527 7:1
43
11
Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years91.9 37.3 % 20.8 % $56,576 1,360 SAT
91 ACT
1,930 9:1
44
2
Saratoga Springs, NYPrivate, 4 Years91.9 26.9 % 23.3 % $54,270 1,312 SAT
87 ACT
2,613 8:1
45
13
Bryn Mawr, PAPrivate, 4 Years91.8 34.1 % 36.2 % $54,440 - 1,690 9:1
46
6
Gambier, OHPrivate, 4 Years91.7 35.8 % 24.5 % $58,570 1,375 SAT
93 ACT
1,730 10:1
47
13
South Hadley, MAPrivate, 4 Years91.7 50.9 % 33.4 % $52,258 1,395 SAT
92 ACT
2,335 9:1
48
8
Granville, OHPrivate, 4 Years91.7 33.9 % 24.0 % $53,830 1,295 SAT
87 ACT
2,394 9:1
49
1
Northfield, MNPrivate, 4 Years91.5 49.9 % 29.5 % $49,710 1,300 SAT
86 ACT
3,048 12:1
50
11
Worcester, MAPrivate, 4 Years91.4 38.0 % 32.4 % $54,740 - 2,939 10:1
51
Santa Fe, NMPrivate, 4 Years91.4 67.0 % 30.4 % $35,755 1,310 SAT
78 ACT
371 7:1
52
5
Hillsdale, MIPrivate, 4 Years91.4 36.0 % 42.9 % $28,368 1,370 SAT
92 ACT
1,521 9:1
53
5
Walla Walla, WAPrivate, 4 Years91.2 50.2 % 16.3 % $53,820 1,340 SAT
88 ACT
1,475 9:1
54
1
Portland, ORPrivate, 4 Years91.2 35.0 % 17.4 % $58,440 1,415 SAT
94 ACT
1,503 9:1
55
14
Schenectady, NYPrivate, 4 Years91.1 38.7 % 22.0 % $57,324 - 2,197 10:1
56
1
Bronxville, NYPrivate, 4 Years91.1 55.8 % 22.9 % $57,520 1,330 SAT
89 ACT
1,709 9:1
57
7
Crawfordsville, INPrivate, 4 Years91.0 65.0 % 31.6 % $44,720 1,215 SAT
75 ACT
882 10:1
58
14
Lancaster, PAPrivate, 4 Years90.9 35.3 % 26.4 % $58,800 - 2,309 9:1
59
10
Norton, MAPrivate, 4 Years90.7 69.8 % 19.3 % $54,568 1,265 SAT
85 ACT
1,760 11:1
60
22
Elizabethtown, PAPrivate, 4 Years90.7 75.7 % 25.4 % $32,000 1,180 SAT
73 ACT
1,687 11:1
61
18
Lexington, VAPublic, 4 Years90.6 51.3 % 52.4 % $45,962 1,205 SAT
77 ACT
1,685 10:1
62
11
Geneva, NYPrivate, 4 Years90.6 57.2 % 24.0 % $57,030 1,245 SAT
82 ACT
2,241 10:1
63
4
Collegeville, MNPrivate, 4 Years90.5 79.7 % 32.6 % $46,546 1,145 SAT
74 ACT
1,777 12:1
64
1
Allentown, PAPrivate, 4 Years90.5 61.8 % 21.4 % $54,600 1,265 SAT
83 ACT
2,340 10:1
65
18
Holland, MIPrivate, 4 Years90.4 75.6 % 24.2 % $35,330 1,220 SAT
78 ACT
3,149 11:1
66
5
Danville, KYPrivate, 4 Years90.4 73.1 % 19.9 % $43,000 1,305 SAT
87 ACT
1,434 11:1
67
29
Conway, ARPrivate, 4 Years90.3 72.2 % 27.7 % $47,600 1,275 SAT
88 ACT
1,208 10:1
68
9
Canton, NYPrivate, 4 Years90.3 46.1 % 21.5 % $56,765 1,273 SAT
29 ACT
2,522 11:1
69
7
Bloomington, ILPrivate, 4 Years90.3 58.5 % 22.3 % $50,028 1,223 SAT
80 ACT
1,693 11:1
70
16
Collegeville, PAPrivate, 4 Years90.2 70.9 % 15.9 % $53,610 1,230 SAT
77 ACT
1,435 10:1
71
24
Spartanburg, SCPrivate, 4 Years90.2 63.6 % 20.8 % $45,710 1,265 SAT
85 ACT
1,666 11:1
72
28
Greenville, SCPrivate, 4 Years90.2 61.1 % 21.3 % $50,844 1,320 SAT
88 ACT
2,947 10:1
73
12
Appleton, WIPrivate, 4 Years90.2 62.5 % 18.3 % $49,122 1,330 SAT
86 ACT
1,463 8:1
74
7
Saint Joseph, MNPrivate, 4 Years90.2 83.4 % 27.6 % $46,460 1,100 SAT
73 ACT
1,782 12:1
75
5
Greencastle, INPrivate, 4 Years90.2 62.6 % 16.5 % $51,146 1,230 SAT
80 ACT
2,156 9:1
76
23
Manchester, NHPrivate, 4 Years90.1 76.6 % 19.8 % $41,800 1,215 SAT
78 ACT
2,024 11:1
77 Wise, VAPublic, 4 Years90.0 77.4 % 48.4 % $28,661 1,040 SAT
63 ACT
2,065 11:1
78
11
Notre Dame, INPrivate, 4 Years89.9 81.9 % 26.4 % $43,900 1,155 SAT
75 ACT
1,611 9:1
79
30
Bennington, VTPrivate, 4 Years89.9 57.0 % 23.7 % $55,950 - 811 9:1
80 Shreveport, LAPrivate, 4 Years89.8 59.7 % 31.7 % $37,310 1,135 SAT
73 ACT
585 9:1
81 Macon, GAPrivate, 4 Years89.8 47.9 % 37.1 % $23,970 1,020 SAT
57 ACT
765 8:1
82
12
Meadville, PAPrivate, 4 Years89.8 63.6 % 13.6 % $49,260 1,230 SAT
79 ACT
1,771 10:1
83
21
Gettysburg, PAPrivate, 4 Years89.8 45.4 % 26.3 % $56,390 - 2,441 9:1
84
13
New York, NYPrivate, 4 Years89.8 53.8 % 13.5 % $37,690 1,215 SAT
80 ACT
554 15:1
85
27
Carlisle, PAPrivate, 4 Years89.8 49.1 % 20.7 % $56,523 - 2,399 9:1
86 Wooster, OHPrivate, 4 Years89.8 54.2 % 16.8 % $52,000 1,250 SAT
81 ACT
2,004 11:1
87 Media, PAPublic, 4 Years89.7 86.9 % 32.5 % $23,466 1,075 SAT
74 ACT
1,351 13:1
88 Richmond, INPrivate, 4 Years89.7 65.2 % 19.6 % $47,380 1,270 SAT
83 ACT
1,104 10:1
89 Decorah, IAPrivate, 4 Years89.7 62.6 % 20.0 % $44,070 1,180 SAT
77 ACT
2,005 11:1
90 Raleigh, NCPrivate, 4 Years89.7 62.6 % 33.8 % $38,620 1,100 SAT
65 ACT
1,905 11:1
91 Memphis, TNPrivate, 4 Years89.7 44.6 % 23.9 % $49,198 1,325 SAT
89 ACT
2,036 10:1
92
31
Decatur, GAPrivate, 4 Years89.6 70.4 % 28.3 % $42,690 - 1,030 10:1
93 Sherman, TXPrivate, 4 Years89.6 55.3 % 20.5 % $41,155 1,230 SAT
25 ACT
1,299 13:1
94 North Adams, MAPublic, 4 Years89.5 73.7 % 18.4 % $19,875 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
1,452 11:1
95
23
Merrimack, NHPrivate, 4 Years89.4 50.5 % 41.1 % $21,600 1,180 SAT 90 9:1
96 Wenham, MAPrivate, 4 Years89.4 75.5 % 18.7 % $38,650 1,168 SAT
75 ACT
1,955 11:1
97 Sweet Briar, VAPrivate, 4 Years89.4 75.7 % 22.2 % $22,020 1,100 SAT
68 ACT
337 7:1
98
32
Annandale-On-Hudson, NYPrivate, 4 Years89.4 64.6 % 14.6 % $56,036 - 2,207 9:1
99 Moorhead, MNPrivate, 4 Years89.3 61.3 % 23.5 % $41,566 1,224 SAT
72 ACT
2,129 12:1
100 Boston, MAPrivate, 4 Years89.3 77.0 % 13.4 % $41,448 1,190 SAT
26 ACT
2,209 13:1
101
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Average92.1 45.7 % 33.4 % $48,564 1,292 SAT
79 ACT
1,915 9.5:1
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