Top 200 Liberal Arts College Rankings in 2012-2013

Ranking Liberal College City State Total enrollment Fall 2011 acceptance rate Classes with under 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
1 Williams College Williamstown MA 2,109 17.30% 70.80% 1310-1530
2 Amherst College Amherst MA 1,791 13.30% 69.70% 1320-1530
3 Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 1,545 15.10% 74.00% 1350-1530
4 Middlebury College Middlebury VT 2,507 18.30% 68.20% 1290-1480
4 Pomona College Claremont CA 1,586 14.00% 69.70% 1370-1550
6 Bowdoin College Brunswick ME 1,778 16.10% 67.90% 1330-1490
6 Wellesley College Wellesley MA 2,502 31.00% 69.30% 1290-1490
8 Carleton College Northfield MN 2,018 31.00% 64.80% 1320-1510
9 Haverford College Haverford PA 1,198 25.10% 78.90% 1300-1500
10 Claremont McKenna College Claremont CA 1,321 14.10% 86.10% 1300-1480
10 Vassar College Poughkeepsie NY 2,386 22.50% 67.70% 1320-1470
12 Davidson College Davidson NC 1,756 28.00% 69.10% 1270-1450
12 Harvey Mudd College Claremont CA 777 22.30% 67.30% 1430-1570
14 United States Naval Academy Annapolis MD 4,576 7.50% 60.70% 1160-1380
14 Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 2,193 18.20% 73.80% 1310-1480
16 Hamilton College Clinton NY 1,864 27.40% 74.10% 1310-1470
17 Wesleyan University Middletown CT 3,202 24.20% 67.70% 1300-1480
18 Colby College Waterville ME 1,815 29.40% 68.60% 1250-1420
18 Colgate University Hamilton NY 2,964 29.40% 64.00% 1260-1440
18 Smith College Northampton MA 3,162 45.50% 66.30% 1200-1440
18 United States Military Academy West Point NY 4,624 10.60% 93.80% 1150-1370
22 Bates College Lewiston ME 1,769 27.00% 66.70% 1260-1420
22 Grinnell College Grinnell IA 1,693 50.90% 62.30% 28-32
24 Macalester College St. Paul MN 2,005 35.00% 70.40% 1240-1440
24 Scripps College Claremont CA 983 36.30% 81.90% 1280-1450
26 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 1,785 46.30% 74.00% 1200-1430
26 Oberlin College Oberlin OH 2,983 29.60% 70.00% 1280-1460
28 Barnard College New York NY 2,438 24.90% 73.10% 1290-1490
28 Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 2,043 25.80% 64.90% 1260-1420
28 University of Richmond Univ. of Richmond VA 3,555 32.70% 67.40% 1190-1390
31 United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy CO 4,413 10.80% 70.00% 28-32
32 Bucknell University Lewisburg PA 3,635 27.60% 57.00% 1220-1400
32 College of the Holy Cross Worcester MA 2,905 33.10% 52.50% 1210-1380
32 Kenyon College Gambier OH 1,657 33.50% 63.60% 1250-1430
32 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA 2,362 51.50% 67.30% 1200-1420
36 Bard College Annandale on Hudson NY 2,302 34.60% 77.30% 1350-1420
36 Sewanee–University of the South Sewanee TN 1,557 61.40% 68.90% 26-30
38 Trinity College Hartford CT 2,440 30.40% 62.30% 1180-1368
39 Lafayette College Easton PA 2,478 40.30% 56.80% 1210-1380
39 Occidental College Los Angeles CA 2,132 38.00% 60.60% 1200-1380
41 Connecticut College New London CT 1,903 34.40% 63.40% 1250-1410
41 Union College Schenectady NY 2,220 42.70% 68.00% 1200-1380
43 Pitzer College Claremont CA 1,099 24.10% 68.60% 1195-1400
43 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY 2,730 42.10% 68.90% 1150-1350
43 Whitman College Walla Walla WA 1,596 53.60% 62.40% 1250-1440
46 Dickinson College Carlisle PA 2,397 41.90% 73.60% 1190-1370
46 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster PA 2,363 38.50% 50.30% 1240-1390
46 Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA 2,494 39.90% 68.70% 1220-1370
49 Denison University Granville OH 2,272 48.30% 68.40% 27-30
49 Furman University Greenville SC 3,028 83.00% 61.70% 1130-1340
49 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo CA 441 49.20% 96.10% 1010-1300
52 Centre College Danville KY 1,309 70.50% 53.10% 26-31
52 Rhodes College Memphis TN 1,830 49.40% 68.60% 1200-1425
54 DePauw University Greencastle IN 2,352 57.50% 63.10% 24-29
55 St. Olaf College Northfield MN 3,179 53.00% 57.50% 27-32
56 Lawrence University Appleton WI 1,496 52.70% 74.90% 27-31
56 St. Lawrence University Canton NY 2,457 43.40% 61.70% 1150-1320
56 Wabash College Crawfordsville IN 910 62.90% 81.20% 1048-1260
56 Wheaton College Wheaton IL 3,005 64.70% 58.30% 27-32
60 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva NY 2,242 59.60% 65.70% 1125-1300
60 Southwestern University Georgetown TX 1,347 64.80% 84.80% 1120-1330
60 Wheaton College Norton MA 1,622 60.20% 66.60% 1160-1340
63 Austin College Sherman TX 1,353 52.50% 71.10% 24-29
63 Beloit College Beloit WI 1,385 70.60% 70.10% 25-30
63 College of Wooster Wooster OH 2,033 60.70% 67.40% 24-30
63 Willamette University Salem OR 2,968 57.30% 67.40% 1100-1320
63 Wofford College Spartanburg SC 1,536 64.80% 55.60% 23-28
68 Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo MI 1,403 68.80% 58.90% 25-30
68 Spelman College Atlanta GA 2,170 37.60% 63.80% 945-1130
70 Hendrix College Conway AR 1,426 82.50% 63.10% 27-32
70 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 2,090 60.80% 64.90% 25-30
70 Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 3,712 66.00% 65.60% 1190-1380
70 Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 2,483 43.30% 62.50% 1120-1340
70 Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 1,605 46.30% 66.70% 1040-1230
75 Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 871 45.90% 61.40% 1025-1260
75 Berea College Berea KY 1,661 12.50% 67.20% 22-27
75 Knox College Galesburg IL 1,420 71.50% 69.10% 25-30
75 Reed College Portland OR N/A 39.90% N/A 1300-1470
75 St. John's University Collegeville MN 2,016 74.40% 55.30% 22-29
75 Transylvania University Lexington KY 1,029 84.90% 74.30% 24-30
75 Ursinus College Collegeville PA 1,776 70.20% 79.10% 1065-1320
82 Allegheny College Meadville PA 2,123 57.60% 62.90% 1070-1300
82 Earlham College Richmond IN 1,193 68.50% 74.90% 1000-1280
82 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula CA 358 79.00% 100.00% 1160-1370
85 Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter MN 2,471 64.10% 53.80% 25-30
85 University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 2,938 51.80% 55.20% 1130-1340
87 New College of Florida Sarasota FL 845 56.20% 66.70% 1200-1420
87 St. Mary's College Notre Dame IN 1,510 84.00% 63.20% 22-27
87 St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City MD 1,992 61.40% 65.80% 1100-1330
90 College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor ME 363 58.30% 88.20% 1180-1360
90 Cornell College Mount Vernon IA 1,197 45.50% 65.10% 23-29
90 Millsaps College Jackson MS 985 60.50% 76.20% 23-29
90 St. Michael's College Colchester VT 2,455 78.10% 57.40% 1060-1240
90 Washington and Jefferson College Washington PA 1,457 43.00% 70.40% 1040-1225
90 Westmont College Santa Barbara CA 1,341 61.40% 60.10% 1080-1300
96 Augustana College Rock Island IL 2,518 61.60% 64.20% 23-28
96 College of St. Benedict St. Joseph MN 2,086 73.20% 55.30% 23-28
96 Hillsdale College Hillsdale MI 1,457 41.90% 67.50% 27-32
96 Washington College Chestertown MD 1,557 56.60% 62.00% 1090-1240
100 Bennington College Bennington VT 822 72.40% 79.20% 1170-1360
100 Drew University Madison NJ 2,632 84.10% 72.10% 1000-1240
100 Hope College Holland MI 3,249 82.20% 54.10% 24-29
100 Juniata College Huntingdon PA 1,619 71.30% 69.90% 1080-1280
100 Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL 1,516 50.20% 67.10% 23-28
100 Luther College Decorah IA 2,471 71.40% 53.90% 24-29
100 Stonehill College Easton MA 2,471 65.20% 50.90% 1110-1290
100 Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar VA 760 79.50% 86.50% 913-1190
108 Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney VA 1,057 54.80% 73.70% 1000-1210
108 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH 1,829 69.80% 69.30% 22-29
110 Calvin College Grand Rapids MI 3,967 75.30% 44.50% 23-29
110 Goucher College Baltimore MD 2,173 73.50% 76.00% 1010-1270
112 Albion College Albion MI 1,514 91.60% 63.30% 22-28
112 Coe College Cedar Rapids IA 1,378 64.30% 68.50% 24-28
112 Hampshire College Amherst MA 1,500 71.40% 68.10% 1130-1350
112 Hanover College Hanover IN 1,068 68.30% 78.40% 1020-1230
112 Hollins University Roanoke VA 953 82.70% 84.90% 920-1200
112 Linfield College McMinnville OR 1,727 76.20% 67.10% 1000-1220
112 Randolph College Lynchburg VA 576 85.90% 89.50% 970-1240
112 Randolph-Macon College Ashland VA 1,257 55.80% 71.40% 990-1190
112 Siena College Loudonville NY 3,342 48.50% 46.40% 1040-1240
121 Presbyterian College Clinton SC 1,359 67.40% 62.30% 1008-1223
121 Principia College Elsah IL 503 80.40% 88.20% 905-1250
121 Wittenberg University Springfield OH 1,910 84.70% 68.70% 23-28
124 Berry College Mount Berry GA 2,093 62.30% 60.30% 23-29
124 Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham AL 1,305 64.20% 61.20% 23-29
124 Morehouse College Atlanta GA 2,441 62.70% 49.40% 930-1170
124 Ripon College Ripon WI 990 75.10% 66.10% 22-27
124 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA 2,261 73.20% 53.10% 1020-1220
124 Westminster College New Wilmington PA 1,608 60.80% 67.70% 980-1188
130 Alma College Alma MI 1,417 72.90% 61.80% 22-27
130 Gordon College Wenham MA 1,898 39.70% 68.70% 1037-1316
130 St. Anselm College Manchester NH 1,899 71.40% 57.70% 1010-1210
133 Concordia College–Moorhead Moorhead MN 2,772 81.00% 44.30% 22-28
133 Grove City College Grove City PA 2,461 75.70% 46.50% 1119-1369
133 Roanoke College Salem VA 2,057 69.60% 56.10% 990-1180
133 St. John's College Annapolis MD N/A 78.10% N/A 1210-1410
133 Wells College Aurora NY 507 62.70% 89.00% 950-1180
138 Eckerd College St. Petersburg FL 1,843 68.50% 48.40% 1010-1230
138 St. Norbert College De Pere WI 2,225 80.50% 44.80% 22-27
140 Goshen College Goshen IN 945 59.50% 61.90% 1000-1270
140 Houghton College Houghton NY 1,287 71.60% 66.80% 1030-1260
140 McDaniel College Westminster MD 3,374 75.30% 64.50% 970-1220
140 Moravian College Bethlehem PA 2,003 79.70% 63.70% 950-1170
140 William Jewell College Liberty MO 1,060 54.10% 70.00% 23-29
145 Fisk University Nashville TN 533 100.00% 83.90% 18-24
145 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln NE 2,070 82.00% 63.40% 23-28
145 Simpson College Indianola IA 1,866 85.30% 73.50% 21-26
145 St. Vincent College Latrobe PA 1,929 67.00% 52.20% 960-1190
145 Wesleyan College Macon GA 665 54.00% 88.40% 820-1350
145 Whittier College Whittier CA 2,487 71.50% 58.10% 960-1170
151 American Jewish University Bel-Air CA 268 94.90% 85.90% 918-1183
151 Central College Pella IA 1,604 73.20% 59.00% 21-26
151 Georgetown College Georgetown KY 1,818 89.20% 71.20% 21-27
151 Wartburg College Waverly IA 1,805 76.00% 46.00% 21-26
151 Westminster College Fulton MO 1,102 70.50% 61.60% 22-27
156 Erskine College Due West SC N/A 66.80% 72.30% 900-1160
156 Illinois College Jacksonville IL 956 64.80% 67.80% 19-26
156 Lycoming College Williamsport PA 1,369 69.50% 64.70% 950-1170
156 Lyon College Batesville AR 600 62.30% 70.40% 23-29
156 University of North Carolina–Asheville Asheville NC 3,863 68.50% 53.30% 1070-1260
161 Carthage College Kenosha WI 3,082 69.50% 64.80% 22-27
161 Maryville College Maryville TN 1,078 66.30% 61.90% 22-27
161 University of Minnesota–Morris Morris MN 1,932 62.10% 57.20% 23-28
164 College of Idaho Caldwell ID 1,041 65.60% 61.80% 22-27
164 Hartwick College Oneonta NY 1,578 77.10% 61.60% 1020-1220
164 Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 1,144 82.60% 76.50% 1060-1260
167 Doane College Crete NE 1,066 78.30% 79.30% 20-25
167 Guilford College Greensboro NC 2,739 64.30% 49.20% 950-1210
167 Hiram College Hiram OH N/A 63.00% 71.90% 19-25
170 Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport LA N/A 63.10% N/A 21-27
170 Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia AR 1,594 63.80% 51.60% 21-27
172 Albright College Reading PA 2,411 49.10% 59.60% 960-1150
172 Emory and Henry College Emory VA 982 70.90% 74.30% 873-1118
172 Monmouth College Monmouth IL 1,315 64.60% 57.00% 19-25
175 Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 1,521 68.40% 65.90% 910-1200
175 Purchase College–SUNY Purchase NY 4,268 33.70% 72.40% 980-1200
175 Warren Wilson College Asheville NC 983 93.30% 79.20% 1030-1250
178 Bethany College Bethany WV 811 59.50% 78.70% 770-1030
178 Northland College Ashland WI 554 72.80% 73.50% 20-27
178 Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee WI 1,022 65.10% 70.20% 21-27
178 Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans LA 3,399 64.10% 49.80% 19-24