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2013 Liberal Arts College Rankings 2nd Page

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About the Rankings: We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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Research
Service
    
  Overall
Score
Students
receiving
Pell grants
Net pricePredicted grad rate Actual grad rate RankResearch
expenditures,
in millions
Rank
Bachelor's
to PhD
rank
Peace
Corps
Rank
ROTC
Rank
Federal
work-study
funds spent
on service
Rank
Community
service
participation
and hours
served
Rank
Service
staff,
courses and
financial aid
support
Rank
101Oglethorpe University (GA)4344%$17,64665%48%2370.0013015214812014%1279317
102Middlebury College (VT)4310%$23,36394%90%1972.41387511510022%498998
103Austin College (TX)4332%$21,25574%75%1260.22122601191208%20788118
104Transylvania University (KY)4328%$19,04773%70%1270.00130641389519%71118119
105DePauw University (IN)4222%$24,03376%85%1020.4410286468833%16118119
106Sarah Lawrence College (NY)4218%$26,96174%70%2250.00130581538138%910864
107Willamette University (OR)4227%$24,76976%77%1761.9446102218322%48118119
108Augustana College (IL)4225%$21,84073%76%1100.66878912112019%696884
109Westminster College (PA)4238%$20,53361%74%500.0013013218612022%553548
110Saint Norbert College (WI)4226%$20,31068%70%990.001301761013222%464058
111Hollins University (VA)4244%$22,54161%63%1430.0013013611412012%1378390
112University of Minnesota-Morris (MN)* 4235%$13,58160%60%350.907512210612018%83118119
113Sewanee-University of the South (TN)4116%$23,85175%86%891.0269413312017%93118119
114University of Richmond (VA)4114%$19,42983%83%1044.0622104142338%1948036
115Linfield College-McMinnville (OR)4127%$22,48263%73%810.171281295712012%1415434
116Houghton College (NY)4143%$20,49667%68%1080.0013010672438%203118119
117Monmouth College (IL)4148%$14,79355%57%400.0013018112410419%7410550
118Sterling College (VT)4144%$18,35949%50%830.0013020911206%230118119
119Georgetown College (KY)4139%$16,86561%59%870.00130146152469%1869763
120Saint Johns University (MN)4119%$23,77666%80%710.8976112107211%15811122
121Beloit College (WI)4024%$23,42179%76%1940.00130833912011%159118119
122Birmingham Southern College (AL)4027%$19,53969%62%1750.0013090104707%2166553
123Gettysburg College (PA)4013%$27,59186%85%2180.6785108778010%1713849
124St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD)* 4014%$20,52175%79%950.4310493912021%61115115
125Wartburg College (IA)4032%$19,74064%63%1110.001301751951207%224198
126Guilford College (NC)4041%$23,58357%60%1440.0013018812511825%339932
127Skidmore College (NY)4017%$21,82982%84%1152.11429111712013%1318479
128Hanover College (IN)4033%$18,46564%71%530.00130485812014%123118119
129Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts (MA)* 4047%$11,33850%53%170.0013020017012013%1342939
130Furman University (SC)4016%$25,87777%87%1132.1841761281713%129109117
131Coe College (IA)3926%$20,19973%69%1600.311131001292237%10118119
132Scripps College (CA)3915%$22,44194%88%2031.02688440699%189118119
133Univ. of North Carolina-Asheville (NC)* 3933%$9,13162%61%143.162816415012011%156118119
134Susquehanna University (PA)3923%$25,56465%77%980.61881091313429%245988
135Hampshire College (MA)3922%$29,77075%61%2491.5358331098714%119118119
136West Virginia State University (WV)* 3954%$6,63235%25%134.18211901904710%170118119
137Hope College (MI)3922%$23,66075%79%1354.192088911197%227118119
138College of Wooster (OH)3919%$23,66874%75%1641.2361533712015%116118119
139Westminster College (MO)3931%$19,52466%63%1300.001301611797723%416489
140Bucknell University (PA)3911%$28,43187%91%1895.041243632711%166118119
141Wells College (NY)3955%$22,71858%59%1540.0013014513912017%94118119
142Union College (NY)3817%$27,00384%86%1911.6256791575010%17473109
143Northland College (WI)3843%$19,39558%48%2110.00130148201209%187118119
144Lane College (TN)3892%$9,09128%34%90.0013020919112012%143118119
145Millsaps College (MS)3821%$18,80869%66%1140.40106291346118%78118119
146Bay Path College (MA)3856%$21,27249%65%470.0013020919512016%1046616
147Washington & Jefferson College (PA)3829%$25,56169%74%1590.93741431022424%3952106
148Saint Michael's College (VT)3819%$27,38170%82%1120.7382156666413%1334440
149Concordia College-Moorhead (MN)3730%$19,94867%69%970.33111771407513%135118119
150Goucher College (MD)3720%$28,15267%70%1960.17128123158610%17510056
151Martin University (IN)3794%$16,4697%8%610.0013020919512022%47118119
152Hartwick College (NY)3738%$23,45961%54%2230.001301268512024%38118119
153Univ. of Science & Arts of Okla. (OK)* 3750%$5,46643%39%40.0013018919512015%115118119
154Luther College (IA)3723%$23,28477%69%2240.43105826012014%122118119
155United States University (CA)°37100%NA7%NA280.001302091951200%235118119
156Bennett College for Women (NC)3782%$18,91535%39%730.001301681956310%182118119
157Virginia Military Institute (VA)* 3716%$13,74566%69%300.371079911811%234118119
158Goshen College (IN)3637%$18,76060%73%360.0013038931207%217118119
159Cornell College (IA)3633%$20,70271%70%1380.0013011314412015%106106111
160Kentucky State University (KY)* 3669%$9,08535%21%564.561719419312021%6082116
161Lafayette College (PA)368%$25,96384%88%1692.4337351136618%81118119
162University of Puget Sound (WA)3621%$30,96475%73%2360.539351311207%219118119
163Siena College (NY)3624%$25,73470%74%1671.71541981663720%623923
164Eckerd College (FL)3521%$28,93163%63%2210.3610812144829%1883235
165Chester College of New England (NH)3542%$22,63863%96%240.0013020919512025%34118119
166Lycoming College (PA)3539%$21,85561%70%750.201251671955218%878786
167Stonehill College (MA)3514%$31,90375%81%2070.001301661354816%105930
168Colorado Mesa University (CO)* 3443%$13,57045%25%2260.807920719212028%272496
169Bethany College (WV)3454%$16,85942%48%450.00130671951208%19676102
170Berry College (GA)3429%$20,21072%57%2400.001301157512019%67118119
171Argosy University-Phoenix Online (AZ)°3496%$36,40736%NA2530.001302091951200%235118119
172Stillman College (AL)3482%$16,39834%34%650.001301871959610%176118119
173Southern Virginia University (VA)3347%$17,69352%25%2540.001302091952330%21118119
174SUNY College-Old Westbury (NY)* 3346%$8,86748%35%391.27602011951037%2143625
175University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI)* 3345%$11,13644%28%1190.469919719411716%1016361
176Shawnee State University (OH)* 3365%$14,52239%22%2170.0013020819512032%1711795
177Bloomfield College (NJ)3276%$16,01135%32%760.0013020919512011%160114103
178Eastern Nazarene College (MA)3246%$20,70053%52%1280.0013014917112035%13118119
179Nebraska Wesleyan University (NE)3231%$22,08668%64%1850.2511615317512012%148118119
180Bennington College (VT)3124%$30,49770%67%2340.00130955012012%138118119
181National Hispanic University (CA)°3175%$10,06620%15%230.001302091951200%235118119
182Fort Lewis College (CO)* 3130%$12,05126%37%110.618917413612022%53118119
183Gordon College (MA)3122%$26,62276%74%2140.00130134110597%22110724
184Wabash College (IN)3128%$23,32464%75%802.1043157341200%235118119
185Randolph-Macon College (VA)3129%$23,58965%60%2090.001301051809911%1627580
186Clearwater Christian College (FL)3149%$16,98550%54%540.001302091451512%142118119
187Saint Mary's College (IN)3023%$26,39172%79%1480.001301161112116%103118119
188Moravian Coll./Moravian Theo. Sem. (PA)3033%$26,10759%76%840.001301771306012%15091108
189Wisconsin Lutheran College (WI)3040%$17,01861%63%630.001301781959416%99118119
190Saint Vincent College (PA)2937%$16,64559%73%260.0013016218812018%82118119
191Wofford College (SC)2925%$20,77269%79%670.0013013815939%192118119
192Pine Manor College (MA)2978%$17,01529%34%490.001302091951207%222118119
193Wheaton College (MA)2922%$27,45173%77%1840.241201374112012%145118119
194Talladega College (AL)2977%$13,12925%20%520.0013019516140%235118119
195Ouachita Baptist University (AR)2930%$14,71362%63%420.221211391603917%92118119
196Trinity College (CT)2913%$18,41780%86%591.9347125829813%136118119
197Erskine College and Seminary (SC)2938%$15,85953%55%510.00130681957811%167118119
198Allen University (SC)2976%$12,44423%9%1314.6714209195578%195118119
199Johnson C. Smith University (NC)2865%$15,02635%37%430.001301511954911%15457107
200King's College (NY)2839%$25,36167%51%2480.00130150195440%235118119
201Green Mountain College (VT)2839%$24,92558%44%2450.0013020915812035%12118119
202Sweet Briar College (VA)2834%$23,01661%70%910.34109169701208%198118119
203Argosy University-Inland Empire (CA)°2880%$19,58617%NA860.001302091951200%235118119
204Bethany Lutheran College (MN)2836%$17,49561%53%1580.001302091495816%102118119
205Albright College (PA)2845%$25,45363%60%2100.001301651951028%19711692
206Westmont College (CA)2723%$30,49570%77%1870.00130871551058%210118119
207Life University (GA)2767%$20,87229%52%290.0013020919512010%177118119
208Univ. of Virginia's College-Wise (VA)* 2649%$10,77440%39%200.341101961956214%126118119
209Bard College (NY)2620%$25,47578%76%2020.18126661231207%218118119
210Randolph College (VA)2628%$21,52065%63%1660.00130571951207%229118119
211Muhlenberg College (PA)268%$32,69277%86%1930.668613313711610%1818162
212Simpson University (CA)2550%$17,20753%43%1740.00130209173367%228112114
213Bridgewater College (VA)2530%$19,45960%59%1090.001301731411208%2023778
214Saint Anselm College (NH)2520%$28,08762%73%1450.001301601696812%1444673
215Roanoke College (VA)2522%$25,56662%69%1340.4510117015612011%1616083
216Eastern Mennonite University (VA)2437%$20,49259%66%740.211231631811208%206118119
217Huston-Tillotson University (TX)2468%$15,79424%20%850.0013020916857%225118119
218Univ. of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (PA)* 2441%$14,84150%52%380.00130205195350%2359699
219Amridge University (AL)2450%$8,23432%25%160.001302091951200%235118119
220St. Lawrence University (NY)2419%$25,20880%80%1860.0013015992897%213118119
221Holy Cross College (IN)2442%$21,00548%13%2550.001302091952839%8118119
222University of Pikeville (KY)2465%$16,74634%26%1500.00130209195910%180118119
223Univ. of NH-Manchester (NH)* 2337%$13,92848%55%220.001302091841200%23511085
224Shorter University (GA)2348%$14,59947%47%440.0013019918912017%91118119
225Penn State-Greater Allegheny (PA)* 2362%$16,51534%47%270.00130209195650%235118119
226Louisiana State Univ.-Alexandria (LA)* 2351%$7,05436%12%1620.0013020919512015%113118119
227American Jewish University (CA)2328%$29,14548%44%2320.0013020919512032%18118119
228Castleton State College (VT)* 2236%$13,57146%47%320.001301791777620%63118119
229Harrisburg Univ. of Science and Tech. (PA)2273%$13,24127%9%2130.001302091951207%211118119
230Alice Lloyd College (KY)2249%$10,54652%45%310.0013020919512017%90118119
231Penn State-Abington (PA)* 2152%$11,61837%44%150.00130209195420%235118119
232Carthage College (WI)2128%$26,31065%59%2300.2411820414712010%173118119
233Western State Colorado University (CO)* 2130%$12,99850%39%1010.0013019314612015%111118119
234Washington College (MD)2120%$27,97770%75%1800.001301557612010%178118119
235Soka University of America (CA)2130%$17,06370%87%210.0013020919512011%157118119
236Penn State-Beaver (PA)* 2046%$15,92540%47%330.88772091951200%235118119
237Burlington College (VT)1952%$21,43735%33%1610.0013020919512011%163118119
238Argosy University-Denver (CO)°1964%$21,94321%NA1050.001302091951200%235118119
239Pacific Union College (CA)1938%$23,79248%45%1920.001301721679322%54118119
240SUNY-Purchase College (NY)* 1931%$15,31066%56%1370.579219218712015%108118119
241San Diego St. Univ.-Imperial Valley (CA)* 18NANA44%66%190.001302091951200%235118119
242Shimer College (IL)1837%$25,53956%63%1410.001302091951209%193118119
243William Peace University (NC)1756%$20,11644%36%1950.00130209165557%220118119
244Marymount Manhattan College (NY)1732%$29,92857%40%2510.0013020217812012%139118119
245Hampden-Sydney College (VA)1618%$24,67960%67%1160.001301581951316%98118119
246Principia College (IL)150%$14,46766%74%250.00130144161200%235118119
247Ave Maria University (FL)1534%$16,17563%41%2460.001302091951208%208118119
248Virginia Intermont College (VA)1339%$21,45443%26%2430.0013020919512011%165118119
249Virginia Wesleyan College (VA)1331%$23,01946%48%1490.00130182127315%231118119
250New Saint Andrews College (ID)100%$14,34267%78%180.001302091951200%235118119
251Brevard College (NC)941%$19,00547%35%2220.001302091951207%223118119
252Beacon College (FL)810%$36,03269%82%2000.001302091951200%235118119
253Argosy University-Los Angeles (CA)°550%$20,68615%0%2390.001302091951200%235118119
254Bryn Athyn Coll. of the New Church (PA)426%$11,22257%30%2470.2911420919512011%164118119
255San Diego Christian College (CA)033%$23,53547%31%2440.001302091951204%232118119