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 22.32% where Pomona College has the tightest rate of 9% and Bryn Mawr College has the loosest rate of 40%. The average graduation rate is 90.68% and the average student to faculy ratio is 8.60:1 (11.63%). Wesleyan University has the highest student population of 3,206 where total 49,940 students are attending Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
Table. Top Liberal Arts Colleges Overview
RankNameType/LevelAcceptance RatesPopulation Graduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
18% 2,150 94% 6:1
2 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
14% 1,849 93% 8:1
3 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
13% 1,543 94% 8:1
4 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
29% 2,482 91% 7:1
5 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
15% 1,806 94% 9:1
5 Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
9% 1,563 97% 7:1
7 Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
16% 2,549 93% 8:1
8 Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
23% 2,105 92% 9:1
8 Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
9% 1,347 93% 9:1
8 Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
21% 1,268 90% 8:1
11 Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
20% 1,796 95% 10:1
11 Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
27% 2,424 91% 8:1
13 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
24% 2,160 92% 8:1
14 Colby College
Waterville, ME
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
19% 1,879 89% 10:1
15 Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
26% 1,883 92% 9:1
15 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
13% 842 93% 8:1
15 Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
18% 3,206 91% 8:1
15 Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
23% 1,780 88% 10:1
19 Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
20% 1,699 86% 9:1
19 Smith College
Northampton, MA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
37% 2,896 89% 9:1
19 Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
29% 2,890 90% 9:1
22 Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
28% 2,912 85% 9:1
23 Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
37% 2,146 88% 10:1
24 Scripps College
Claremont, CA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
30% 1,057 84% 11:1
24 Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
40% 1,708 83% 8:1
Average22.32%49,940 (Total)90.68%8.60:1

Top Liberal Arts Colleges Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $52,347 in academic year 2017-2018. Vassar College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $55,210 and Davidson College has the lowest rates of $49,949. Next tables compare the undergraduate tuition & fees at Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
Table. Top Liberal Arts Colleges Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
RankNameTuitionFeesTotal
1 Williams College $53,240$310$53,550
2 Amherst College $53,430$880$54,310
3 Swarthmore College $50,424$398$50,822
4 Wellesley College $50,840$308$51,148
5 Bowdoin College $51,344$504$51,848
5 Pomona College $50,720$355$51,075
7 Middlebury College $52,080$416$52,496
8 Carleton College $52,476$306$52,782
8 Claremont McKenna College $52,580$245$52,825
8 Haverford College $52,278$716$52,994
11 Davidson College $49,454$495$49,949
11 Vassar College $54,410$800$55,210
13 Washington and Lee University $49,170$1,000$50,170
14 Colby College $50,890$2,230$53,120
15 Hamilton College $52,250$520$52,770
15 Harvey Mudd College $54,347$289$54,636
15 Wesleyan University $52,174$630$52,804
15 Bates College $52,042-$52,042
19 Grinnell College $50,014$700$50,714
19 Smith College $49,760$284$50,044
19 Colgate University $53,650$330$53,980
22 Oberlin College $52,762$698$53,460
23 Macalester College $52,234$230$52,464
24 Scripps College $52,748$218$52,966
24 Bryn Mawr College $49,310$1,190$50,500
Average$51,785$562$52,347
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Top Liberal Arts Colleges Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $44,183 in academic year 2017-2018. Claremont McKenna College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $58,467 and Scripps College has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $38,226. Next tables compare the graduate programs tuition & fees at Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
Table. Top Liberal Arts Colleges Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
RankNameTuitionFeesTotal
1 Williams College $52,115-$52,115
2 Amherst College ---
3 Swarthmore College ---
4 Wellesley College ---
5 Bowdoin College ---
5 Pomona College ---
7 Middlebury College ---
8 Carleton College ---
8 Claremont McKenna College $58,267$200$58,467
8 Haverford College ---
11 Davidson College ---
11 Vassar College $54,410$800$55,210
13 Washington and Lee University --$47,437
14 Colby College ---
15 Hamilton College ---
15 Harvey Mudd College ---
15 Wesleyan University $52,174$20$52,194
15 Bates College ---
19 Grinnell College ---
19 Smith College $49,760-$49,760
19 Colgate University $53,650$330$53,980
22 Oberlin College $39,572$250$39,822
23 Macalester College ---
24 Scripps College $38,226-$38,226
24 Bryn Mawr College $42,060-$42,060
Average$48,915$178$49,093
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Top Liberal Arts Colleges Living Costs Comparison

The average living costs including room, board, and other living expenses of Top Liberal Arts Colleges is $15,993 when a student lives in campus such as dormitory and school apartments and $12,871 when living off campus.Next tables compare the living costs at 25 schools in Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
Table. Top Liberal Arts Colleges Living Costs Comparison
NameOn-Campus Living CostsOff-Campus Living Costs
Room & BoardOther ExpensesTotalRoom & BoardOther ExpensesTotal
Williams College $14,150$2,150$16,300 ---
Amherst College $14,190$1,800$15,990 $14,190$1,800$15,990
Swarthmore College $14,952$1,736$16,688 ---
Wellesley College $15,836$1,250$17,086 $2,050$1,000$3,050
Bowdoin College $14,132$1,250$15,382 ---
Pomona College $16,150$1,500$17,650 $11,150$1,500$12,650
Middlebury College $14,968$1,000$15,968 ---
Carleton College $13,632$1,598$15,230 ---
Claremont McKenna College $16,220$1,500$17,720 $13,294$4,239$17,533
Haverford College $15,958$1,468$17,426 $15,958$1,468$17,426
Davidson College $13,954$1,775$15,729 $13,954$1,775$15,729
Vassar College $12,900$1,360$14,260 $13,400$1,350$14,750
Washington and Lee University $11,910$2,070$13,980 ---
Colby College $13,660$1,067$14,727 $4,860$1,067$5,927
Hamilton College $13,400$500$13,900 ---
Harvey Mudd College $17,592$1,400$18,992 ---
Wesleyan University $14,466$1,465$15,931 ---
Bates College $14,678$1,250$15,928 ---
Grinnell College $12,400$2,200$14,600 ---
Smith College $16,730$1,989$18,719 $7,849$1,989$9,838
Colgate University $13,520$1,320$14,840 ---
Oberlin College $15,212$700$15,912 $13,862$1,958$15,820
Macalester College $11,672$999$12,671 ---
Scripps College $16,294$1,000$17,294 ---
Bryn Mawr College $15,910$1,000$16,910 ---
Average $14,579$1,414$15,993 $11,057$1,815$12,871
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