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
3 Harvey Mudd College (CA) 90 21 95 185 -2 75 13 6 42 N/A 8 42 77083 63503 2 17128 119 93 8 95 155 3.6 18 1 143 106 31 20 0 1 15 1 63
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
61 Reed College (OR) 80 65 86 197 -7 129 18 12 52 13 12 77 37364 49241 227 12900 43 89 54 89 130 3.1 21 3 9 91 19 62 0 1 181 6 39
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
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
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
32 Grinnell College (IA) 89 23 91 138 -14 187 23 10 19 16 10 35 45346 49163 183 13415 47 91 27 87 44 4 13 7 15 132 7 215 0 1 78 9 76
133 St. John's College (NM) 50 186 58 202 -34 223 35 33 79 N/A 26 160 31381 24765 15 18495 148 78 152 77 120 0 128 8 56 132 10 170 0 0 178 17 154
83 Oberlin College (OH) 88 28 91 166 1 51 10 17 179 8 15 202 39634 47066 217 17230 121 89 45 92 163 1.7 42 9 49 132 25 31 0 1 180 16 56
7 Bryn Mawr College (PA) 83 45 89 199 0 56 15 16 105 15 14 97 52188 48598 40 15851 83 86 80 87 136 10.6 1 10 63 132 27 26 0 4 74 3 11
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
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
33 New College of Florida (FL)* 69 120 73 176 -14 186 28 18 32 16 16 115 N/A 31089 142 7416 9 73 170 85 221 1 59 13 3 132 8 203 0 4 124 21 8
179 St. John's College (MD) 71 114 76 191 -28 221 22 11 23 N/A 12 141 34648 33580 98 21913 197 81 131 89 208 0 128 14 80 132 10 166 0 1 212 25 116
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
58 Mount Holyoke College (MA) 82 56 87 190 -1 67 19 20 101 16 17 123 45483 46574 138 15103 72 84 113 85 152 3.9 15 17 116 70 19 61 0 1 113 15 93
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
119 Whitman College (WA) 88 29 84 71 -15 192 11 17 178 10 15 189 45174 50623 202 19360 166 94 5 92 102 0.6 78 19 11 132 12 137 0 1 183 27 58
31 Smith College (MA) 88 31 90 149 6 20 21 19 76 16 16 113 44171 49627 203 13964 59 83 117 89 196 4.7 10 20 33 118 28 25 0 3 120 14 13
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