See the 2022-2023 Best 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 2022-2023 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.

39 (tie). Denison University (OH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,272

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,000

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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39 (tie). Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,145

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $65,844

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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39 (tie). Lafayette College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,725

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $58,618

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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39 (tie). Oberlin College and Conservatory (OH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,942

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,965

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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39 (tie). Skidmore College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,686

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,248

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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39 (tie). Trinity College (CT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,159

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,930

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 17

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37 (tie). Bucknell University (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,724

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,746

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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37 (tie). Occidental College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,964

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,566

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 10

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36. Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,220

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $58,498

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,138

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $58,360

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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33 (tie). Pitzer College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,185

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,578

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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33 (tie). Scripps College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,095

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,712

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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31 (tie). Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,425

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $59,330

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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31 (tie). Kenyon College (OH)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,875

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $66,490

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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29 (tie). Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 905

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,817

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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29 (tie). Soka University of America (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 435

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $35,544

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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27 (tie). Colorado College

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,241

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $65,028

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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27 (tie). Macalester College (MN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,244

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,270

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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26. Berea College (KY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,468

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $726

Regular decision application deadline: March 31

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25. Bates College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,821

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,066

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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24. Colby College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,262

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,520

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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18 (tie). Barnard College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,043

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,525

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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18 (tie). Colgate University (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,164

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,290

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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18 (tie). Haverford College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,420

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $63,348

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,181

2022-2023 2021-2022 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Dec. 31

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18 (tie). University of Richmond (VA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,164

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,330

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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18 (tie). Wesleyan University (CT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,385

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,022

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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15 (tie). Davidson College (NC)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,973

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $57,090

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 7

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15 (tie). Grinnell College (IA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,748

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,480

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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15 (tie). Hamilton College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,055

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,670

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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13 (tie). Smith College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,566

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $58,768

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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13 (tie). Vassar College (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,516

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,800

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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11 (tie). Middlebury College (VT)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,858

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,460

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,857

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,750

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 1

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9 (tie). Claremont McKenna College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,416

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $60,715

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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9 (tie). United States Military Academy at West Point (NY)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,594

2022-2023 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 31

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6 (tie). Bowdoin College (ME)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,951

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,528

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 5

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6 (tie). Carleton College (MN)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,044

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $62,634

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 15

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

Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,528

2022-2023 tuition and fees: N/A

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 31

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5. Wellesley College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,461

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,920

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 8

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4. Swarthmore College (PA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,651

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $59,328

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 4

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3. Pomona College (CA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,764

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $59,238

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 8

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2. Amherst College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,971

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $64,100

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 3

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1. Williams College (MA)

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,166

2022-2023 tuition and fees: $61,770

Regular decision application deadline: Jan. 10

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These are the top 40 National Liberal Arts Colleges.

1. Williams College

2. Amherst College

3. Pomona College

4. Swarthmore College

5. Wellesley College

6 (tie). Bowdoin College

6 (tie). Carleton College

6 (tie). United States Naval Academy

9 (tie). Claremont McKenna College

9 (tie). United States Military Academy at West Point

11 (tie). Middlebury College

11 (tie). Washington and Lee University

13 (tie). Smith College

13 (tie). Vassar College

15 (tie). Davidson College

15 (tie). Grinnell College

15 (tie). Hamilton College

18 (tie). Barnard College

18 (tie). Colgate University

18 (tie). Haverford College

18 (tie). United States Air Force Academy

18 (tie). University of Richmond

18 (tie). Wesleyan University

24. Colby College

25. Bates College

26. Berea College

27 (tie). Colorado College

27 (tie). Macalester College

29 (tie). Harvey Mudd College

29 (tie). Soka University of America

31 (tie). Bryn Mawr College

31 (tie). Kenyon College

33 (tie). College of the Holy Cross

33 (tie). Pitzer College

33 (tie). Scripps College

36. Mount Holyoke College

37 (tie). Bucknell University

37 (tie). Occidental College

39 (tie). Denison University

39 (tie). Franklin & Marshall College

39 (tie). Lafayette College

39 (tie). Oberlin College and Conservatory

39 (tie). Skidmore College

39 (tie). Trinity College

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