College Guide

2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings - Liberal Arts Colleges by Name

This year, in addition to our public good-based evaluations which will be released next week, we're launching a new rankings set based on the economic value students receive per dollar: Best Bang for the Buck.

Read the chart below or drill into one of other Best Bang school categories with this drop-down menu:

Read more about the Best Bang for the Buck rankings.

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* Indicates a public school, ° indicates a for-profit school.

  Students receiving
Pell Grants
Net Price
34Albion College (MI)25%68%4%$16,089
42Allegheny College (PA)29%80%6%$17,603
35Alma College (MI)36%67%4%$16,171
1Amherst College (MA)23%96%1%$843
49Augustana College (IL)25%76%4%$18,630
29Austin College (TX)32%75%4%$15,782
9Barnard College (NY)22%92%3%$12,460
56Calvin College (MI)29%77%3%$19,703
63Chester College of New England (NH)42%96%NA$20,295
15Clearwater Christian College (FL)49%54%5%$13,736
38College of Saint Benedict (MN)25%81%1%$17,110
20College of the Atlantic (ME)43%71%5%$14,339
28College of the Holy Cross (MA)20%91%3%$15,449
27Concordia College-Moorhead (MN)30%69%2%$15,412
31DePauw University (IN)22%85%2%$16,023
22Doane College-Crete (NE)43%63%5%$14,783
61Drew University (NJ)36%68%5%$20,137
43Eastern Mennonite University (VA)37%66%5%$17,614
16Erskine College and Seminary (SC)38%55%3%$13,801
30Goshen College (IN)37%73%5%$15,972
68Goucher College (MD)20%70%3%$21,942
7Grinnell College (IA)24%88%2%$11,732
18Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)28%82%3%$14,165
23Hanover College (IN)33%71%4%$14,824
55Hiram College (OH)54%66%7%$19,308
60Hollins University (VA)44%63%5%$20,119
39Hope College (MI)22%79%2%$17,156
44Houghton College (NY)43%68%5%$17,875
47Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)20%82%3%$18,233
36Juniata College (PA)23%76%1%$16,440
41Lake Forest College (IL)42%68%7%$17,286
50Lawrence University (WI)20%77%2%$18,740
51Linfield College-McMinnville (OR)27%73%2%$18,767
45Lycoming College (PA)39%70%3%$17,887
5MA Coll. of Liberal Arts (MA)* 47%53%6%$10,710
65Marlboro College (VT)32%66%3%$20,870
13McDaniel College (MD)32%74%4%$13,588
4Michigan Jewish Institute (MI)99%83%0%$10,118
64Moravian Coll. & Theo. Sem. (PA)33%76%3%$20,669
17Occidental College (CA)25%83%2%$13,978
6Presbyterian College (SC)29%68%2%$11,357
24Ripon College (WI)41%70%3%$14,989
67Roanoke College (VA)22%69%4%$21,286
66Saint Anselm College (NH)20%73%2%$20,964
57Saint Mary's College (IN)23%79%1%$19,780
32Saint Norbert College (WI)26%70%3%$16,028
11Saint Vincent College (PA)37%73%5%$13,272
48Siena College (NY)24%74%4%$18,298
37Simpson College (IA)35%69%4%$16,777
26Smith College (MA)20%85%2%$15,321
8Soka University of America (CA)30%87%7%$11,934
10Sterling College (VT)44%50%7%$12,948
58Susquehanna University (PA)23%77%2%$19,847
40Sweet Briar College (VA)34%70%4%$17,203
14Univ. of NH-Manchester (NH)* 37%55%NA$13,640
19Univ. of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (PA)* 41%52%NA$14,202
3University of Minnesota—Morris (MN)* 35%60%4%$9,255
54Ursinus College (PA)30%80%3%$19,071
52Wabash College (IN)28%75%7%$18,817
62Washington & Jefferson College (PA)29%74%3%$20,164
46Washington College (MD)20%75%1%$18,016
59Westminster College (PA)38%74%4%$20,062
69Westmont College (CA)23%77%2%$22,079
21Wheaton College (IL)20%87%2%$14,405
53Wheaton College (MA)22%77%3%$18,911
25Willamette University (OR)27%77%2%$15,299
2Williams College (MA)21%95%1%$8,093
12Wisconsin Lutheran College (WI)40%63%5%$13,578
70Wittenberg University (OH)27%71%4%$24,060
33Wofford College (SC)25%79%1%$16,078