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Important Academic & Admission Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Liberal Arts Colleges are private schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $56,231.
The average acceptance rate of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is 14.40% where Pomona College has the tightest rate of 9% and Washington and Lee University has the loosest rate of 25%.
The average graduation rate is 93.80% and the average student to faculty ratio is 7.60:1 (13.16%). Barnard College has the highest student population of 2,744 where total of 1,745 students are attending the Top Liberal Arts Colleges.

#1. Pomona College

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#1. Pomona College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
9%
Student Population
1,475
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,774
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$77,300

#2. Claremont McKenna College

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#2. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
1,264
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,475
Graduate
$64,288
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$93,200

#3. Swarthmore College

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#3. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
9%
Student Population
1,437
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,456
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$70,000

#4. Williams College

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#4. Williams College

Williamstown, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
15%
Student Population
1,987
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$50,450
Graduate
$59,350
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$89,800

#5. Barnard College

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#5. Barnard College

New York, NY | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
2,744
Graduation Rate
90%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,479
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$69,700

#6. Amherst College

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#6. Amherst College

Amherst, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
12%
Student Population
1,745
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,890
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#7. Harvey Mudd College

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#7. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
18%
Student Population
854
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,660
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$104,200

#8. Washington and Lee University

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#8. Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
25%
Student Population
2,183
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,285
Graduate
$47,437
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$93,300

#9. Bowdoin College

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#9. Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
9%
Student Population
1,777
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,350
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#10. Davidson College

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#10. Davidson College

Davidson, NC | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
20%
Student Population
1,983
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,000
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$71,100

Top Liberal Arts Colleges Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $56,231 in the academic year 2020-2021. Amherst College has the most expensive tuition & fees of $60,890 and Williams College has the lowest rates of $50,450.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $39,521 in the academic year 2020-2021. Claremont McKenna College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $64,288 and Washington and Lee University has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $47,437.
The next table compares the tuition and important academic & admission facts between Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
Table. Top Liberal Arts Colleges Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate
Tuition & Fees
Graduate
Tuition & Fees
Average Salary
after 10 years
of graduation
Acceptance RateSAT/ACT Scores Student PopulationGraduation Rate
1 Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Private, 4 years
$54,774-$77,3009% 1,465 SAT
34 ACT
1,475 94%
2 Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
Private, 4 years
$56,475$64,288$93,20013% 1,415 SAT
33 ACT
1,264 92%
3 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Private, 4 years
$54,456-$70,0009% 1,468 SAT
33 ACT
1,437 97%
4 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, 4 years
$50,450$59,350$89,80015% 1,480 SAT
34 ACT
1,987 96%
5 Barnard College
New York, NY
Private, 4 years
$57,479-$69,70014% 1,434 SAT
33 ACT
2,744 90%
6 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, 4 years
$60,890-$83,30012% 1,495 SAT
34 ACT
1,745 95%
7 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Private, 4 years
$58,660-$104,20018% 1,530 SAT
35 ACT
854 93%
8 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Private, 4 years
$57,285$47,437$93,30025% 1,425 SAT
33 ACT
2,183 93%
9 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Private, 4 years
$56,350-$83,3009% - 1,777 95%
10 Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
$55,000-$71,10020% 1,380 SAT
32 ACT
1,983 93%
Average$56,231$39,521$83,52014%1,455 1,74594%

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