Best Liberal Arts College

A liberal arts college is one with a primary emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.

Liberal arts colleges in the United States are certain undergraduate institutions of higher education in the United States. The Encyclopedia Britannica Concise offers a definition of the liberal arts as a "college or university curriculum aimed at imparting general knowledge and developing general intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, vocational, or technical curriculum." Generally, a full-time, four-year course of study at a liberal arts college leads students to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.


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List of Liberal Arts Colleges by State

Alabama
Birmingham–Southern College, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Talladega College, University of Montevallo


Arizona
Arizona International College (closed), Prescott College


Arkansas
Central Baptist College, Henderson State University, Hendrix College, John Brown University, Lyon College, Ouachita Baptist University, University of the Ozarks


California
Claremont Colleges, Concordia University-Irvine, Deep Springs College (2-year-only program leading to associates degree), Mills College, Menlo College, Mount St. Mary's College, Occidental College, Pacific Union College, Saint Mary's College of California, San Diego Christian College, Sonoma State University, Soka University of America, Thomas Aquinas College, Westmont College, Whittier College, University of Redlands


Colorado
Adams State College, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, Naropa University, Western State College of Colorado


Connecticut
Albertus Magnus College, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Mitchell College, Saint Joseph College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University


Florida
Bethune–Cookman University, Eckerd College, Flagler College, New College of Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Rollins College, Stetson University


Georgia
Agnes Scott College, Berry College, Covenant College, Emmanuel College, Georgia College and State University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Oglethorpe University, Piedmont College, Point University, Ralston College, Reinhardt College, Spelman College, Toccoa Falls College, Wesleyan College


Idaho
College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University


Illinois
Augustana College, Blackburn College, Eureka College, Elmhurst College, Greenville College, Illinois College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Judson University, Knox College, Lake Forest College, MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Monmouth College, North Central College, Olivet Nazarene University, Principia College, Quincy University, Rockford College, Shimer College, Trinity Christian College, Wheaton College


Indiana
Anderson University, Bethel College, DePauw University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Goshen College, Grace College, Hanover College, Marian University, Saint Joseph's College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary's College, Taylor University, University of Evansville, Wabash College


Iowa
Briar Cliff University, Central College, Coe College, Cornell College, Dordt College, Grand View University, Grinnell College, Iowa Wesleyan College, Loras College, Luther College, Morningside College, Mount Mercy University, Northwestern College, Simpson College, Waldorf College, Wartburg College


Kansas
Baker University, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Bethel College, Central Christian College, McPherson College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Sterling College


Kentucky
Alice Lloyd College, Asbury University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Centre College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Midway College, St. Catharine College, Thomas More College, Transylvania University, Union College, University of the Cumberlands, University of Pikeville


Louisiana
Centenary College of Louisiana, Dillard University, Louisiana College


Maine
College of the Atlantic, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Unity College, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Fort Kent


Maryland
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Goucher College, Hood College, McDaniel College, Stevenson University, St. John's College, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Washington College


Massachusetts
Assumption College, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Bridgewater State College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Five Colleges, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Gordon College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack College, Mount Ida College, Pine Manor College, Regis College, Simmons College, Stonehill College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, Williams College


Michigan
Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Concordia University, Grand Valley State University, Hillsdale College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Madonna University, Marygrove College, Olivet College


Minnesota
Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran College, Carleton College, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Concordia College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota Morris, University of St. Thomas


Mississippi
Blue Mountain College, Millsaps College, Rust College, Tougaloo College


Missouri
College of the Ozarks, Culver–Stockton College, Drury University, Evangel University, Fontbonne University, Lindenwood University, Missouri Valley College, Stephens College, Truman State University, Westminster College, William Jewell College


Montana
Carroll College


Nebraska
Dana College (closed July, 2010), Doane College, Hastings College, Midland University, Nebraska Wesleyan University


New Hampshire
Colby–Sawyer College, Franklin Pierce University, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, Rivier College, Saint Anselm College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts


New Jersey
Caldwell College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Ramapo College


New Mexico
Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly College of Santa Fe as of August, 2010), St. John's College


New York
Adelphi University, Bard College, Barnard College, Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Cazenovia College, Colgate University, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Concordia College, D'Youville College, Elmira College, Empire State College, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (a division of The New School university), Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Houghton College, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, Keuka College, The King's College, Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Marymount Manhattan College, Medaille College, Mercy College, Mount Saint Mary College, Nyack College, St. Bonaventure University, St. John Fisher College, St. Lawrence University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sarah Lawrence College, Siena College, Skidmore College, State University of New York at Fredonia, State University of New York at Geneseo, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Union College, Vassar College, Wagner College, Wells College


North Carolina
Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Bennett College, Brevard College, Catawba College, Davidson College, Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, Lenoir–Rhyne University, Mars Hill College, Meredith College, Montreat College, Mount Olive College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Peace College, Salem College, University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Warren Wilson College


North Dakota
Jamestown College


Ohio
Antioch College, Baldwin–Wallace College, Bluffton University, Cedarville University, College of Mount St. Joseph, College of Wooster, Denison University, Mount Union College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, John Carroll University, Kenyon College Malone University, Miami University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Muskingum University, Oberlin College, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein College, Urbana University, Wittenberg University, Wilmington College


Oklahoma
Oklahoma Baptist University, Bacone College, Southern Nazarene University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


Oregon
George Fox University, Gutenberg College, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Reed College, Southern Oregon University, Warner Pacific College, Western Oregon University, Willamette University


Pennsylvania
Albright College, Allegheny College, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Carlow University, Cedar Crest College, Chatham University, Dickinson College, Elizabethtown College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gannon University, Geneva College, Gettysburg College, Grove City College, Haverford College, Juniata College, Keystone College, King's College, Lafayette College, La Salle University, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Mercyhurst College, Messiah College, Misericordia University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Point Park University, Saint Vincent College, Susquehanna University, Swarthmore College, Thiel College, Ursinus College, Washington & Jefferson College, Waynesburg University, Westminster College, Wilson College, York College of Pennsylvania


Rhode Island
Providence College, Roger Williams University


South Carolina
Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia College, College of Charleston, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, Francis Marion University, Furman University, Limestone College, Morris College, Newberry College, North Greenville University, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University, Wofford College


South Dakota
Augustana College, Mount Marty College, University of Sioux Falls


Tennessee
Belmont University, Bethel University, Carson–Newman College, Fisk University, Lane College, Lipscomb University, Lincoln Memorial University, Maryville College, Martin Methodist College, Milligan College, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Union University


Texas
Abilene Christian University, Austin College, College of Saint Thomas More, Dallas Baptist University, Midwestern State University, St. Edward's University, St. Mary's University, Southwestern University, Trinity University, University of Dallas, University of St. Thomas, Wayland Baptist University


Utah
Westminster College


Vermont
Bennington College, Burlington College, Castleton State College, Green Mountain College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Marlboro College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael's College, Southern Vermont College


Virginia
Bridgewater College, Christendom College, Christopher Newport University, Emory and Henry College, Hampden–Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Randolph College, Randolph–Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Southern Virginia University, Sweet Briar College, University of Mary Washington, University of Richmond, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Virginia Intermont College, Virginia Wesleyan College, Washington and Lee University


Washington
The Evergreen State College, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Bothell, Whitman College, Whitworth University


West Virginia
Alderson–Broaddus College, Bethany College, Concord University, Davis & Elkins College, Shepherd University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Wheeling Jesuit University


Wisconsin
Alverno College, Beloit College, Carroll University, Carthage College, Edgewood College, Lawrence University, Lakeland College, Marian University, Mount Mary College, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin–Superior, Wisconsin Lutheran College