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2022 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America

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  1. #1 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    407 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $18,500,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  3. #6 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    138 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Harvey Mudd College was a humbling experience. I was able to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peers who were similarly passionate. There are boundless....

    Read 138 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $39,411,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  5. #7 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Haverford College

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    4 Year,

    HAVERFORD, PA,

    241 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Haverford is a great place! This is very cliche but the community is amazing, the professors are supportive and very knowledgable, and the atmosphere is welcoming! I chose Haverford because of the....

    Read 241 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $22,837,

    SAT Range: 1380-1540,

  6. #8 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Swarthmore College

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    4 Year,

    SWARTHMORE, PA,

    415 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Love the cozy and familar feel of campus. I am easily able to make deep connections with both my peers and professors. Food is subpar, but overall education and experience outweigh that flaw....Definetely a hit or miss. Unique vibe. For people who are quirky or unique in some way or are open to learning more about others that are. Genuine openness and a desire to learn are key. Personally a...Pass/fail freshman fall is clutch..

    Read 415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $19,759,

    SAT Range: 1380-1540,

  7. #9 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    4 Year,

    WEST POINT, NY,

    459 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Even though the past year has been tough because of COVID restrictions, I have had overall a pretty good time at West Point. The people here are mainly what makes it worth it--I've made friends that....

    Read 459 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    SAT Range: 1160-1380,

  8. #10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    450 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to Barnard was a dream come true. I loved being in New York City, while also being removed enough from downtown that I felt like I had a college campus.My major was through the partnership with Columbia University, and there was a marked difference between the Barnard classes and those of Columbia. I really appreciated my Barnard professors, I never...I feel that Barnard helped me become the leader I am today and is top of its class as a women's institute. I also made some of my best friends at Barnard, and we're still going strong years after....

    Read 450 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $26,649,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  9. #12 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

    467 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hamilton is the best thing that ever happened to me. The cost of attendance ended up being comparable to the highest rated state school I was considering and the quality of education has been....

    Read 467 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $29,117,

    SAT Range: 1370-1520,

  10. #13 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Carleton College

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    4 Year,

    NORTHFIELD, MN,

    500 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I absolutely loved my time at Carleton. The close-knit, supportive environment is truly unlike any other community I have been a part of. I am constantly in awe of the literal hundreds of student...While I'd give the college's faculty, student life, and campus 5 stars, I would give the college's diversity 3 stars. During my time at Carleton I do feel that the administration has demonstrated a....

    Read 500 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 19%,

    Net Price: $31,547,

    SAT Range: 1360-1540,

  11. #15 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    300 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 300 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $17,303,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  12. #16 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Davidson College

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    4 Year,

    DAVIDSON, NC,

    320 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Most of my profs were great. Since it's a small school, they're available and they invest in students! They push us to think critically. The student body's commitment to social justice is inspiring,....

    Read 320 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $27,714,

    SAT Range: 1310-1480,

  13. #18 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    306 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $16,339,

    SAT Range: 1310-1520,

  14. #19 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Colby College

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    4 Year,

    WATERVILLE, ME,

    542 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Colby is a really great school, and all that I was looking for academically. While the workload for some of my classes took a little bit of transitioning towards, I feel like I am being challenged...Personally, I like the smaller campus size. It's easy to navigate and get around, but there's still a pretty wide expanse so you don't feel suffocated. However, because it is a small campus, there...There is a lack of diversity, but also more diversity than I was expecting from a college in the middle of nowhere Maine..

    Read 542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 10%,

    Net Price: $19,592,

    SAT Range: 1380-1520,

  15. #20 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    University of Richmond

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, VA,

    741 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at the University of Richmond has been one filled with incredibly understanding and motivating professors. Since my first semester I found that my mental health and well being in....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 28%,

    Net Price: $25,282,

    SAT Range: 1290-1460,

  16. #24 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.

    Lafayette College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, PA,

    637 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I have nothing but great things to say upon reflecting on my time at Lafayette College. As a junior attending Lafayette College amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, I have had far from the typical college....

    Read 637 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $26,810,

    SAT Range: 1250-1440,