7 Liberal Arts Colleges to Consider ...


Iโ€™ve recently noticed that people tend to overlook liberal arts colleges when researching which college to attend.

Iโ€™ve been told that the "lack of programs" is a huge turnoff for some, but for others, itโ€™s better.

At liberal arts colleges, you get to know your classmates along with your professors.

Classes typically max at 30 students, and they only get smaller.2

So if youโ€™re looking into a small college, here are seven liberal arts colleges to consider.

1. Williams College

Williams College

Williams consistently ranks in the top three liberal arts lists.

It is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Itโ€™s student population is around 2,000, which is the average for most liberal arts colleges.

Williams shares a tradition with a few other liberal arts colleges: Mountain Day.

Mountain Day is when the President picks a beautiful fall day, and classes get cancelled.

How fun!

2. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

It has approximately 1,500 students, so itโ€™s even smaller than Williams!

Swarthmore also ranks in the top three liberal arts colleges.

Swarthmore is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, so students can take other courses at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

This is really awesome because it allows you to leave campus and if there is a course at another college, you can register for it!

3. Ponoma College

Ponoma College

Pomona is part of the Claremont Colleges, located in Claremont, California.

Its student population is 1,500.

Ponoma also allows students to study at the other four colleges in the Claremont Colleges.

It gives students the resources of a bigger university while keeping the personal and unique qualities of a liberal arts school.

Many faculty members work one-on-one with students on research projects, so you are bound to learn alongside your professors!

4. Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

With an enrollment nearing 2,000, Bowdoin maintains a small population, allowing for students to get to know their professors.

Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine.

Famous alumni include Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Bowdoin is a very open-minded college, which explains why it has one of the best political science programs in the world!

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