Small Liberal Arts Colleges: List of Most Prestigious Schools
Liberal arts schools are typically small, private institutions that focus on a general-knowledge undergraduate education. Because they tend to have small student populations, liberal arts schools provide students with small class sizes and significant attention from faculty members. Williams College and Pomona College are two top-ranked liberal arts schools in the U.S.
Top Liberal Arts Colleges
Williams College in Williamstown, MA
Established in 1793, Williams College is a liberal arts school in northwestern Massachusetts. In 2010, Williams College was named the best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The Princeton Review included Williams College in its Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges of 2010. The 4-year college offers 33 undergraduate majors in 24 departments, including art history, economics, comparative literature, anthropology and American studies. Master's degree programs in policy economics and art history are also available. Williams College was the first college in the U.S. to publish a college catalogue and form a society of alumni.
- Address: 880 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267
- Phone Number: (413) 597-3131
Pomona College in Claremont, CA
Pomona College was the only school in the western region of the country to be ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report's best liberal arts colleges in 2010. Located approximately 35 miles from Los Angeles, Pomona College offers 45 majors in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Areas of study include English, music, philosophy, art history, theater and romance languages and literature. The school offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1 and classes with an average size of less than 17 students. Published three times a year, Pomona College Magazine addresses academic, financial and professional issues within the school.
- Address: 550 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711-6319
- Phone Number: (909) 621-8131
List of Good Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|United States Naval Academy||4,488||121 Blake Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5000||(410) 293-1000|
|Wesleyan University||3,149||237 High St., Middletown, Connecticut 06459||(860) 685-2000|
|Smith College||3,101||Elm St., Northampton, Massachusetts 01063||(413) 584-2700|
|Oberlin College||2,864||70 N. Professor St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074||(440) 775-8411|
|Colgate University||2,844||13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, New York 13346-1398||(315) 228-1000|
|Wellesley College||2,498||106 Central St., Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203||(781) 283-1000|
|Middlebury College||2,455||Old Chapel, Middlebury, Vermont 05753||(802) 443-5000|
|Vassar College||2,389||124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, New York 12604||(845) 437-7000|
|Washington and Lee University||2,155||204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116||(540) 458-8400|
|Williams College||2,072||880 Main St., Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267||(413) 597-3131|
|Carleton College||1,983||One North College Street, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-4001||(507) 222-4000|
|Hamilton College||1,872||198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, New York 13323||(315) 859-4011|
|Bates College||1,776||2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, Maine 04240||(207) 786-6000|
|Amherst College||1,697||Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000||(413) 542-2000|
|Davidson College||1,668||102 N. Main Street, Davidson, North Carolina 28035||(704) 894-2000|
|Pomona College||1,532||550 N. College Ave., Claremont, California 91711-6319||(909) 621-8131|
|Claremont McKenna College||1,212||500 E. 9th St., Claremont, California 91711-6400||(909) 621-8000|
|Haverford College||1,169||370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041-1392||(610) 896-1000|
|Scripps College||972||1030 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-3905||(909) 621-8149|
|Harvey Mudd College||738||301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, California 91711||(909) 621-8000|
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