College Consensus Publishes Aggregate Consensus Ranking of the 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2021

April 1, 2021 2:30 PM EDT

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2021 at

The best liberal arts colleges in the nation keep the spirit of traditional college education alive, while reinventing the classical humanities and sciences for the 21st century. In general, national liberal arts colleges focus on undergraduate education, although many have at least a few master's degree programs. While they may encourage faculty and student research, their emphasis is primarily on providing the very best undergraduate experience with a common core of classes in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Top Consensus Ranked National Liberal Arts Colleges have a reputation that attracts students interested in an education steeped in critical thinking, research, and communication.

College Consensus is an aggregate ranking system that brings together data from reputable college ranking sites like The Wall Street Journal, Wallethub, U.S. News & World Report, plus trustworthy student review sites like Cappex and Niche. We average all of a school's rankings for the Publisher Rating, and all of the student grades for the Student Review Rating. Averaged together, these numbers create the comprehensive Consensus score.

The top three schools in the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2021 are (1) Washington and Lee University, (2) Pomona College, and (3) Williams College. The remaining top ranked schools are listed in descending order :

Claremont McKenna CollegeAmherst CollegeBowdoin CollegeGrinnell CollegeBryn Mawr CollegeHamilton CollegeSwarthmore CollegeBates CollegeWellesley CollegeWesleyan UniversityVassar CollegeColby CollegeMiddlebury CollegeColgate UniversityHarvey Mudd CollegeDavidson CollegeCarleton CollegeUniversity of RichmondHaverford CollegeBarnard CollegeColorado CollegeMount Holyoke CollegeCollege of the Holy CrossScripps CollegeWhitman CollegeSmith CollegeLafayette CollegeMacalester CollegeConnecticut CollegeFranklin and Marshall CollegeOccidental CollegePitzer CollegeReed CollegeBucknell UniversityWabash CollegeDePauw UniversityKenyon CollegeUnion College (NY)Trinity CollegeGettysburg CollegeOberlin CollegeWillamette UniversitySt Olaf CollegeSpelman CollegeKalamazoo CollegeRhodes CollegeVirginia Military Institute @CollegeConsensIG: @CollegeConsensus 


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