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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 $56,625.
The average acceptance rate of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is 10.12% where Pomona College has the tightest rate of 6.64% and Washington and Lee University has the loosest rate of 18.85%.
The average graduation rate is 92.80% and the average student to faculty ratio is 7.70:1 (12.99%). Barnard College has the highest student population of 2,744 where total of 1,762 students are attending the Top Liberal Arts Colleges.

#1. Pomona College

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#1. Pomona College

Claremont, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
6.64%
Student Population
1,475
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,686
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$77,300

#2. Harvey Mudd College

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#2. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
9.99%
Student Population
854
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,703
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$104,200

#3. Swarthmore College

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#3. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
7.79%
Student Population
1,437
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,056
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$70,000

#4. Amherst College

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#4. Amherst College

Amherst, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.74%
Student Population
1,745
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,150
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#5. Claremont McKenna College

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#5. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
11.24%
Student Population
1,264
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,111
Graduate
$64,288
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$93,200

#6. Williams College

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#6. Williams College

Williamstown, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.83%
Student Population
1,987
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,660
Graduate
$59,728
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$89,800

#7. Bowdoin College

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#7. Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.82%
Student Population
1,777
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,322
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#8. Barnard College

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#8. Barnard College

New York, NY | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
11.47%
Student Population
2,744
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,687
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$69,700

#9. Colby College

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#9. Colby College

Waterville, ME | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.87%
Student Population
2,155
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,220
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$71,000

#10. Washington and Lee University

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#10. Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
18.85%
Student Population
2,183
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,380
Graduate
$47,437
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$93,300

Top Liberal Arts Colleges Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $56,625 in the academic year 2021-2022. Colby College has the most expensive tuition & fees of $61,220 and Swarthmore College has the lowest rates of $56,056.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $41,212 in the academic year 2021-2022. 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, four-years
$56,686-$77,3006.64% 1,520 SAT
34 ACT
1,475 93%
2 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Private, four-years
$60,703-$104,2009.99% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
854 94%
3 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Private, four-years
$56,056-$70,0007.79% 1,495 SAT
34 ACT
1,437 94%
4 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, four-years
$61,150-$83,3008.74% 1,460 SAT
33 ACT
1,745 92%
5 Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
Private, four-years
$58,111$64,288$93,20011.24% 1,475 SAT
34 ACT
1,264 93%
6 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, four-years
$59,660$59,728$89,8008.83% - 1,987 94%
7 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Private, four-years
$58,322-$83,3008.82% - 1,777 94%
8 Barnard College
New York, NY
Private, four-years
$59,687-$69,70011.47% 1,488 SAT
33 ACT
2,744 93%
9 Colby College
Waterville, ME
Private, four-years
$61,220-$71,0008.87% 1,465 SAT
33 ACT
2,155 87%
10 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Private, four-years
$59,380$47,437$93,30018.85% 1,470 SAT
34 ACT
2,183 94%
Average$56,625$41,212$83,51010%1,487 1,76293%

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