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Top Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Key Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Liberal Arts Colleges are private schools. The average acceptance ratio of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is 12.20% where Pomona College has the tightest rate of 7% and Washington and Lee University has the loosest rate of 19%. The average graduation rate is 93.30% and the average student to faculty ratio is 7.90:1 (12.66%). Barnard College has the highest student population of 2,562 where total 1,782 students are attending 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
7%
Student Population
1,573
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,762
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
10%
Student Population
1,327
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,475
Graduate
$62,616
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
1,559
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,656
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
13%
Student Population
2,149
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,280
Graduate
$55,948
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
12%
Student Population
2,562
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,668
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
11%
Student Population
1,855
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,640
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
14%
Student Population
902
Graduation Rate
92%
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
19%
Student Population
2,223
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,830
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
1,828
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 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
18%
Student Population
1,843
Graduation Rate
90%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,166
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 $56,249 in academic year 2019-2020. Harvey Mudd College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $58,660 and Davidson College has the lowest rates of $53,166. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $39,521 in academic year 2019-2020. Claremont McKenna College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $62,616 and Washington and Lee University has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $47,437. 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
$54,762-$77,3007% 1,465 SAT
101 ACT
1,573 94%
2 Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
Private, 4 years
$56,475$62,616$93,20010% 1,435 SAT
98 ACT
1,327 93%
3 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Private, 4 years
$54,656-$70,0009% 1,460 SAT
99 ACT
1,559 94%
4 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, 4 years
$57,280$55,948$89,80013% 1,480 SAT
101 ACT
2,149 95%
5 Barnard College
New York, NY
Private, 4 years
$57,668-$69,70012% 1,430 SAT
97 ACT
2,562 92%
6 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, 4 years
$58,640-$83,30011% 1,415 SAT
96 ACT
1,855 93%
7 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Private, 4 years
$58,660-$104,20014% 1,530 SAT
105 ACT
902 92%
8 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Private, 4 years
$54,830$47,437$93,30019% 1,430 SAT
99 ACT
2,223 95%
9 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Private, 4 years
$56,350-$83,3009% - 1,828 95%
10 Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private, 4 years
$53,166-$71,10018% 1,398 SAT 1,843 90%
Average$56,249$39,521$83,52012%1,449 1,78293%

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