Liberal Arts Rankings - US News

US News Best Colleges - Liberal Arts Rankings 2009:

1 Amherst College |Amherst, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,640
2007 Total enrollment: 1,685
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 17.6 %

1 Williams College |Williamstown, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,640
2007 Total enrollment: 2,046
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 18.4 %

3 Swarthmore College |Swarthmore, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,490
2007 Total enrollment: 1,491
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 17.7 %

4 Wellesley College |Wellesley, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,640
2007 Total enrollment: 2,380
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 35.7 %

5 Middlebury College |Middlebury, VT
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $49,210
2007 Total enrollment: 2,500
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 20.6 %

6 Bowdoin College |Brunswick, ME
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,190
2007 Total enrollment: 1,716
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 19.0 %

6 Pomona College |Claremont, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,625
2007 Total enrollment: 1,547
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 16.3 %

8 Carleton College |Northfield, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,046
2007 Total enrollment: 2,005
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 29.8 %

9 Davidson College |Davidson, NC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $33,479
2007 Total enrollment: 1,674
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 28.2 %

10 Haverford College |Haverford, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,525
2007 Total enrollment: 1,169
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 25.1 %

11 Claremont McKenna College |Claremont, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,160
2007 Total enrollment: 1,135
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 16.2 %

11 Vassar College |Poughkeepsie, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $40,210
2007 Total enrollment: 2,451
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 28.6 %

13 Wesleyan University |Middletown, CT
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,634
2007 Total enrollment: 3,222
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.4 %

14 Grinnell College |Grinnell, IA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $31,098
2007 Total enrollment: 1,654
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 49.9 %

14 Harvey Mudd College |Claremont, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,635
2007 Total enrollment: 732
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 28.1 %

14 United States Military Academy |West Point, NY
2008-2009 In-state: $0; Out-of-state: $0
2007 Total enrollment: 4,487
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 15.0 %

17 Washington and Lee University |Lexington, VA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,412
2007 Total enrollment: 2,181
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.4 %

18 Colgate University |Hamilton, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $39,545
2007 Total enrollment: 2,841
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 25.6 %

18 Smith College |Northampton, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,058
2007 Total enrollment: 3,065
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 51.9 %

20 Hamilton College |Clinton, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,600
2007 Total enrollment: 1,842
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.7 %

20 Oberlin College |Oberlin, OH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,280
2007 Total enrollment: 2,774
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 31.3 %

22 United States Naval Academy |Annapolis, MD
2008-2009 In-state: $0; Out-of-state: $0
2007 Total enrollment: 4,441
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 11.8 %

23 Bryn Mawr College |Bryn Mawr, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,540
2007 Total enrollment: 1,790
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 45.5 %

23 Colby College |Waterville, ME
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $48,520
2007 Total enrollment: 1,867
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 31.8 %

25 Bates College |Lewiston, ME
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $49,350
2007 Total enrollment: 1,660
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 29.6 %

25 Macalester College |St. Paul, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,504
2007 Total enrollment: 1,920
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 40.6 %

27 Barnard College |New York, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,538
2007 Total enrollment: 2,346
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 28.8 %

27 Mount Holyoke College |South Hadley, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,646
2007 Total enrollment: 2,204
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 52.3 %

27 Scripps College |Claremont, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,950
2007 Total enrollment: 920
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 42.9 %

30 Bucknell University |Lewisburg, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $39,652
2007 Total enrollment: 3,677
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 29.9 %

30 Colorado College |Colorado Springs, CO
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,844
2007 Total enrollment: 2,075
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 31.9 %

32 Kenyon College |Gambier, OH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $40,240
2007 Total enrollment: 1,663
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 29.2 %

33 Trinity College |Hartford, CT
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,354
2007 Total enrollment: 2,564
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.2 %

33 University of Richmond |Univ. of Richmond, VA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,850
2007 Total enrollment: 3,447
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 39.9 %

35 College of the Holy Cross |Worcester, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,242
2007 Total enrollment: 2,847
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 33.0 %

35 Lafayette College |Easton, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,090
2007 Total enrollment: 2,403
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 35.0 %

37 Bard College |Annandale on Hudson, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,374
2007 Total enrollment: 2,062
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 27.1 %

37 Furman University |Greenville, SC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,588
2007 Total enrollment: 2,951
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 55.7 %

37 Occidental College |Los Angeles, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,071
2007 Total enrollment: 1,877
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 44.1 %

37 Whitman College |Walla Walla, WA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,192
2007 Total enrollment: 1,489
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 48.3 %

41 Sewanee--University of the South |Sewanee, TN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $32,760
2007 Total enrollment: 1,561
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 63.6 %

42 Connecticut College |New London, CT
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $49,385
2007 Total enrollment: 1,869
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.5 %

42 Franklin and Marshall College |Lancaster, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,630
2007 Total enrollment: 2,104
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 37.3 %

42 Union College |Schenectady, NY
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $48,552
2007 Total enrollment: 2,177
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 43.3 %

45 Centre College |Danville, KY
2008-2009 Comprehensive Fee: $37,000
2007 Total enrollment: 1,189
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 60.8 %

45 Dickinson College |Carlisle, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,234
2007 Total enrollment: 2,381
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 41.8 %

47 Skidmore College |Saratoga Springs, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,888
2007 Total enrollment: 2,863
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 36.6 %

47 St. Olaf College |Northfield, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,300
2007 Total enrollment: 3,040
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 54.4 %

49 DePauw University |Greencastle, IN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $31,825
2007 Total enrollment: 2,398
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 69.1 %

49 Gettysburg College |Gettysburg, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,720
2007 Total enrollment: 2,497
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 35.6 %

49 Pitzer College |Claremont, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,870
2007 Total enrollment: 999
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 26.2 %

49 Rhodes College |Memphis, TN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $30,652
2007 Total enrollment: 1,698
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 50.9 %

53 Denison University |Granville, OH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,300
2007 Total enrollment: 2,242
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 39.1 %

54 Reed College |Portland, OR
2007-2008 Tuition and Fees: $34,530
2007 Total enrollment: 1,492
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 34.3 %

54 Wabash College |Crawfordsville, IN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $27,950
2007 Total enrollment: 917
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 47.2 %

56 Lawrence University |Appleton, WI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $33,264
2007 Total enrollment: 1,451
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 55.6 %

56 Wheaton College |Wheaton, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $25,500
2007 Total enrollment: 2,895
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 55.2 %

58 St. Lawrence University |Canton, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $37,915
2007 Total enrollment: 2,319
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 43.7 %

58 Wheaton College |Norton, MA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,860
2007 Total enrollment: 1,657
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 36.8 %

60 Agnes Scott College |Decatur, GA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $29,060
2007 Total enrollment: 892
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 45.2 %

60 Beloit College |Beloit, WI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $31,540
2007 Total enrollment: 1,352
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 60.5 %

60 Illinois Wesleyan University |Bloomington, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $32,434
2007 Total enrollment: 2,094
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 57.2 %

60 Kalamazoo College |Kalamazoo, MI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $30,723
2007 Total enrollment: 1,340
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 62.6 %

60 Thomas Aquinas College |Santa Paula, CA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $21,400
2007 Total enrollment: 360
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 60.4 %

60 Willamette University |Salem, OR
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $33,960
2007 Total enrollment: 2,720
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 77.1 %

60 Wofford College |Spartanburg, SC
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $29,465
2007 Total enrollment: 1,327
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 53.4 %

67 Earlham College |Richmond, IN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,030
2007 Total enrollment: 1,360
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 68.9 %

68 Berea College |Berea, KY
2007-2008 Tuition and Fees: $776
2007 Total enrollment:
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 29.3 %

68 Hobart and William Smith Colleges |Geneva, NY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $38,860
2007 Total enrollment: 2,009
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 54.5 %

68 Southwestern University |Georgetown, TX
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $27,940
2007 Total enrollment: 1,294
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 67.4 %

71 Austin College |Sherman, TX
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $24,352
2007 Total enrollment: 1,339
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 70.9 %

71 Drew University |Madison, NJ
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,470
2007 Total enrollment: 2,630
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 61.0 %

71 Lewis and Clark College |Portland, OR
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $33,726
2007 Total enrollment: 3,562
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 56.0 %

71 Muhlenberg College |Allentown, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $35,375
2007 Total enrollment: 2,457
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 37.2 %

71 St. John's University |Collegeville, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $28,628
2007 Total enrollment: 2,080
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 73.5 %

71 Virginia Military Institute |Lexington, VA
2008-2009 In-state: $10,556; Out-of-state: $27,454
2007 Total enrollment: 1,378
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 54.3 %

77 College of Wooster |Wooster, OH
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $33,770
2007 Total enrollment: 1,777
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 74.3 %

77 Hendrix College |Conway, AR
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $26,080
2007 Total enrollment: 1,195
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 82.7 %

77 Spelman College |Atlanta, GA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $20,280
2007 Total enrollment: 2,343
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 33.0 %

77 Transylvania University |Lexington, KY
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $23,810
2007 Total enrollment: 1,153
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 80.2 %

81 Birmingham-Southern College |Birmingham, AL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $25,586
2007 Total enrollment: 1,389
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 66.0 %

81 University of Puget Sound |Tacoma, WA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,140
2007 Total enrollment: 2,799
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 66.4 %

81 Ursinus College |Collegeville, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $36,910
2007 Total enrollment: 1,583
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 52.7 %

84 College of St. Benedict |St. Joseph, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $28,236
2007 Total enrollment: 2,087
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 75.2 %

84 Millsaps College |Jackson, MS
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $24,754
2007 Total enrollment: 1,151
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 77.2 %

84 St. Mary's College of Maryland |St. Mary's City, MD
2008-2009 In-state: $12,604; Out-of-state: $23,454
2007 Total enrollment: 2,002
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 54.8 %

84 Sweet Briar College |Sweet Briar, VA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $26,995
2007 Total enrollment: 815
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 81.4 %

88 Augustana College |Rock Island, IL
2007-2008 Tuition and Fees: $26,484
2007 Total enrollment: 2,537
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 73.3 %

88 Cornell College |Mount Vernon, IA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $27,850
2007 Total enrollment: 1,083
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 45.5 %

88 Gustavus Adolphus College |St. Peter, MN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $30,280
2007 Total enrollment: 2,628
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 71.4 %

88 Hope College |Holland, MI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $24,920
2007 Total enrollment: 3,226
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 82.8 %

88 Knox College |Galesburg, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $30,507
2007 Total enrollment: 1,371
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 61.1 %

88 Luther College |Decorah, IA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $31,070
2007 Total enrollment: 2,476
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 82.6 %

94 Allegheny College |Meadville, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $32,000
2007 Total enrollment: 2,193
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 57.1 %

94 Lake Forest College |Lake Forest, IL
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $32,520
2007 Total enrollment: 1,456
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 61.1 %

94 New College of Florida |Sarasota, FL
2008-2009 In-state: $4,065; Out-of-state: $22,988
2007 Total enrollment: 767
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 57.0 %

94 Washington College |Chestertown, MD
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $34,005
2007 Total enrollment: 1,289
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 63.5 %

98 Coe College |Cedar Rapids, IA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $27,720
2007 Total enrollment: 1,316
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 64.0 %

98 Hampden-Sydney College |Hampden-Sydney, VA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $29,254
2007 Total enrollment: 1,122
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 66.9 %

98 Hanover College |Hanover, IN
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $25,220
2007 Total enrollment: 929
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 65.8 %

98 Hillsdale College |Hillsdale, MI
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $19,920
2007 Total enrollment: 1,326
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 64.0 %

98 Hollins University |Roanoke, VA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $27,055
2007 Total enrollment: 1,049
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 88.5 %

98 Juniata College |Huntingdon, PA
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees: $30,280
2007 Total enrollment: 1,506
Fall 2007 Acceptance rate: 67.3 %

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