Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in United States - Acceptance Rate, SAT Score Range, ACT Score Range, Location, Address

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Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in United States
215 college(s) found. Showing 1 - 20.
The results are sorted by US News rankings for National Liberal Arts Colleges.
#1 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Federal School Code 002229OPE ID 00222900

Private

Net Price: $21,239

In-State Fee: $55,450

Out-of-State Fee: $55,450
#2 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Federal School Code 002115OPE ID 00211500

Private

Net Price: $25,208

In-State Fee: $56,426

Out-of-State Fee: $56,426
#3 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Federal School Code 003370OPE ID 00337000

Private

Net Price: $21,067

In-State Fee: $52,588

Out-of-State Fee: $52,588
#3 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Federal School Code 002224OPE ID 00222400

Private

Net Price: $22,247

In-State Fee: $53,732

Out-of-State Fee: $53,732
#5 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Federal School Code 001173OPE ID 00117300

Private

Net Price: $13,622

In-State Fee: $52,780

Out-of-State Fee: $52,780
#6 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Federal School Code 002038OPE ID 00203800

Private

Net Price: $21,300

In-State Fee: $53,922

Out-of-State Fee: $53,922
#7 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Federal School Code 002340OPE ID 00234000

Private

Net Price: $30,210

In-State Fee: $54,759

Out-of-State Fee: $54,759
#7 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Federal School Code 003691OPE ID 00369100

Private

Net Price: $25,587

In-State Fee: $54,450

Out-of-State Fee: $54,450
#7 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
Federal School Code 001170OPE ID 00117000

Private

Net Price: $23,889

In-State Fee: $54,405

Out-of-State Fee: $54,405
#10 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Federal School Code 003768OPE ID 00376800

Private

Net Price: $27,083

In-State Fee: $52,455

Out-of-State Fee: $52,455
#11 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Federal School Code 003274OPE ID 00327400

Private

Net Price: $28,799

In-State Fee: $54,838

Out-of-State Fee: $54,838
#11 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Federal School Code 002039OPE ID 00203900

Private

Net Price: $18,553

In-State Fee: $55,210

Out-of-State Fee: $55,210
#11 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Federal School Code 002209OPE ID 00220900

Private

Net Price: $28,193

In-State Fee: $52,404

Out-of-State Fee: $52,404
#14 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Federal School Code 002728OPE ID 00272800

Private

Net Price: $25,160

In-State Fee: $54,620

Out-of-State Fee: $54,620
#14 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Federal School Code 002895OPE ID 00289500

Private

Net Price: $27,808

In-State Fee: $56,960

Out-of-State Fee: $56,960
#14 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Federal School Code 001868OPE ID 00186800

Private

Net Price: $25,358

In-State Fee: $52,392

Out-of-State Fee: $52,392
#17 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Federal School Code 002701OPE ID 00270100

Private

Net Price: $26,041

In-State Fee: $55,870

Out-of-State Fee: $55,870
#17 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Federal School Code 001424OPE ID 00142400

Private

Net Price: $26,291

In-State Fee: $54,944

Out-of-State Fee: $54,944
#17 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Federal School Code 002101OPE ID 00210100

PUBLIC

Range: 1150-1370

Graduation Rate: 91%
#17 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Federal School Code 002918OPE ID 00291800

Private

Net Price: $22,109

In-State Fee: $51,447

Out-of-State Fee: $51,447
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