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See the 2022 Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Explore the top 40 liberal arts schools. With a focus on providing a holistic undergraduate experience, National Liberal Arts Colleges…

Explore the top 40 liberal arts schools.

With a focus on providing a holistic undergraduate experience, National Liberal Arts Colleges can be an ideal environment for students looking for a more intimate, intellectual college experience. Check out the liberal arts colleges that topped the 2022 Best Colleges rankings and see key details about each, including costs using the latest data available to U.S. News. Due to ties in the rankings, more than 40 schools are included.

38 (tie). Bucknell University (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,695

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,802

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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38 (tie). Lafayette College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,514

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,364

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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38 (tie). Skidmore College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,582

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,152

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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38 (tie). Whitman College (WA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,360

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $55,982

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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37. Oberlin College and Conservatory (OH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,647

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,243

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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35 (tie). College of the Holy Cross (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,997

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,540

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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35 (tie). Pitzer College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 922

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $57,978

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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30 (tie). Berea College (KY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,432

2021-2022 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: March 31

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30 (tie). Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,300

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,320

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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30 (tie). Kenyon College (OH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,617

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $63,310

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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30 (tie). Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,915

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,518

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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30 (tie). Scripps College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 936

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $58,442

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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29. Soka University of America (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 392

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $34,166

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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28. Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 854

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,703

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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27. Macalester College (MN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,049

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,518

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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26. Colorado College

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,025

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $62,070

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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25. Bates College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,876

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,062

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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22 (tie). United States Air Force Academy (CO)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,307

2021-2022 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Dec. 31

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22 (tie). University of Richmond (VA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,291

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $58,570

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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22 (tie). Vassar College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,435

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $62,870

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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17 (tie). Barnard College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,744

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,684

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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17 (tie). Colby College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,155

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $61,220

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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17 (tie). Colgate University (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,042

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $61,966

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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17 (tie). Smith College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,183

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,114

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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17 (tie). Wesleyan University (CT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,852

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $61,749

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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16. Haverford College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,307

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,940

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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13 (tie). Davidson College (NC)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,983

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $55,000

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 7

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13 (tie). Grinnell College (IA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,493

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $58,648

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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13 (tie). Hamilton College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,900

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,970

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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11 (tie). United States Military Academy (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,536

2021-2022 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 31

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11 (tie). Washington and Lee University (VA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,822

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,380

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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9 (tie). Carleton College (MN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,940

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,225

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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9 (tie). Middlebury College (VT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,580

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,770

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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8. Claremont McKenna College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,262

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $58,111

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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6 (tie). Bowdoin College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,777

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $58,322

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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6 (tie). United States Naval Academy (MD)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,594

2021-2022 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 31

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5. Wellesley College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,280

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $60,752

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 8

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4. Pomona College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,477

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,686

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 8

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3. Swarthmore College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,437

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $56,056

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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2. Amherst College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,745

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $61,355

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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1. Williams College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,962

2021-2022 tuition and fees: $59,660

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 8

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These are the top 40 National Liberal Arts Colleges.

1. Williams College2. Amherst College
3. Swarthmore College
4. Pomona College
5. Wellesley College
6 (tie). Bowdoin College
6 (tie). United States Naval Academy
8. Claremont McKenna College
9 (tie). Carleton College
9 (tie). Middlebury College
11 (tie). United States Military Academy
11 (tie). Washington and Lee University
13 (tie). Davidson College
13 (tie). Grinnell College
13 (tie). Hamilton College
16. Haverford College
17 (tie). Barnard College
17 (tie). Colby College
17 (tie). Colgate University
17 (tie). Smith College
17 (tie). Wesleyan University
22 (tie). United States Air Force Academy
22 (tie). University of Richmond
22 (tie). Vassar College
25. Bates College
26. Colorado College
27. Macalester College
28. Harvey Mudd College
29. Soka University of America
30 (tie). Berea College
30 (tie). Bryn Mawr College
30 (tie). Kenyon College
30 (tie). Mount Holyoke College
30 (tie). Scripps College
35 (tie). College of the Holy Cross
35 (tie). Pitzer College
37. Oberlin College and Conservatory
38 (tie). Bucknell University
38 (tie). Lafayette College
38 (tie). Skidmore College
38 (tie). Whitman College

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