You can find liberal arts colleges across the United States. Most are private schools located in small towns and most are in the midwest and east coast. There are some top liberal arts colleges in the south and on the west coast as well.
Unlike the large universities who encourage professors to publish research, the academic environment provided by these colleges focuses on student teaching. Most of the liberal arts colleges found here don’t offer any graduate programs, as their primary objective is to educate undergraduate students. This means small average class sizes and personal interaction with full-time professors. (You won’t find teaching assistants teaching classes at these colleges.)
You can use the regional map to locate colleges in the area you are most interested in.
You might also consider taking our scholarship quiz to find liberal arts colleges with generous scholarship packages.
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont