2018 Rankings - Liberal Arts Colleges

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap Pell graduation gap rank % of students receiving Pell Grants Predicted % Pell based on ACT/SAT and admit rates Pell performance rank % of students first-generation Predicted % first-gen based on ACT/SAT and admit rates First-gen performance rank Median earnings 10 yrs after entering college Predicted median earnings Earnings performance rank Net price of attendance for families below $75,000 income Net price rank Percent repaying $1 in loan principal 5 yrs after leaving college Repayment rank Predicted repayment rate Predicted repayment rate rank Research expenditures, in millions Rank Bachelor's to PhD rank Peace Corps rank ROTC rank % of federal work-study funds spent on service Rank Matches AmeriCorps service grants? Voting engagement points Social mobility rank Research rank Service rank
8 Williams College (MA) 96 1 94 74 -5 110 19 9 30 17 10 26 56605 54766 75 6390 4 89 44 88 108 5.3 9 5 128 98 14 119 0 0 8 7 178
4 Amherst College (MA) 95 2 91 69 -9 148 23 9 12 22 9 8 58743 54859 35 6800 6 88 57 84 42 4.3 12 11 87 107 41 6 0 1 4 11 31
6 Swarthmore College (PA) 95 3 94 96 0 55 15 11 59 14 11 50 51379 59134 221 9665 24 92 20 90 95 3.2 20 2 102 121 9 185 0 4 63 2 43
20 Davidson College (NC) 94 4 87 25 -3 89 15 18 140 12 15 148 57058 53239 37 8762 17 92 21 89 57 1.9 34 33 94 28 8 194 0 1 11 32 127
9 Middlebury College (VT) 94 5 92 75 -6 120 13 15 116 17 13 47 54964 54857 115 9027 19 89 48 90 135 1.6 45 27 35 89 24 36 2 4 36 30 2
11 Haverford College (PA) 94 6 89 49 -2 81 16 10 51 16 11 38 56433 55187 89 10247 28 93 14 89 46 2.5 28 6 43 132 10 160 0 1 13 10 92
18 Pomona College (CA) 94 7 91 78 4 35 19 9 28 23 10 4 55057 60713 204 6740 5 85 100 85 134 3.7 16 12 66 132 10 170 0 1 22 12 106
21 Wesleyan University (CT) 93 8 87 35 -5 115 18 21 145 18 17 96 50492 53811 175 9677 25 91 31 86 34 7.4 6 18 89 131 15 101 0 0 39 8 151
29 Carleton College (MN) 93 9 94 123 -4 101 13 12 88 12 12 100 49750 54641 193 13770 51 93 6 93 118 6.3 7 4 10 132 10 166 0 0 107 4 88
5 Bowdoin College (ME) 93 10 88 45 -6 117 14 17 142 17 14 60 57226 55962 88 8627 16 91 26 88 56 3.1 22 23 20 132 35 15 0 4 17 20 3
14 Colgate University (NY) 93 11 90 77 2 46 12 13 120 17 13 40 61934 53788 10 11297 34 91 25 89 65 2.8 24 47 106 132 25 31 0 1 7 37 77
23 College of the Holy Cross (MA) 93 12 84 21 1 50 16 22 166 16 18 132 65003 54626 6 14647 64 94 4 90 40 0.5 88 97 115 9 7 215 0 1 6 94 137
12 Hamilton College (NY) 92 13 90 80 -2 74 15 14 85 14 13 81 58848 53000 21 9481 21 93 10 91 92 2.6 26 42 48 87 9 185 0 3 10 35 47
10 Wellesley College (MA) 92 14 96 178 -2 78 18 12 44 15 11 52 58892 56995 73 11418 36 91 24 91 122 10.5 2 15 45 46 20 55 0 1 33 5 61
16 Vassar College (NY) 92 15 94 148 1 47 24 10 14 14 10 48 49659 54033 190 9591 23 93 12 91 75 1.9 36 16 118 116 25 30 0 4 32 18 22
17 Claremont McKenna College (CA) 91 16 91 109 1 48 12 13 111 N/A 12 69 69852 61208 9 12429 39 N/A 30 88 55 5.6 8 56 140 16 23 43 0 1 9 24 84
19 Lafayette College (PA) 91 17 86 46 -2 87 10 21 216 14 17 169 69256 57478 3 14710 66 91 28 89 78 1.7 41 45 91 49 27 27 0 1 12 48 60
27 Colby College (ME) 91 18 89 88 -3 99 11 16 163 13 14 116 54460 52303 66 9553 22 92 17 90 83 1.8 39 29 46 132 18 68 0 1 28 31 72
22 Barnard College (NY) 91 19 92 131 -1 72 18 18 94 18 15 54 57399 54545 55 11058 32 93 13 90 51 3.1 23 24 152 94 18 68 0 1 21 22 108
47 Macalester College (MN) 90 20 93 142 -3 90 17 11 54 10 11 131 45897 51563 205 16468 99 91 29 92 142 1.4 51 22 7 77 22 48 0 3 138 28 10
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