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10 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges, 2011-12


Liberal arts colleges typically have smaller enrollments than universities and focus on undergraduate education, with an emphasis on teaching rather than research.

This year’s top 100 liberal arts colleges excel at that format, providing the academic support that encourages learning and allows students to graduate on time.

They also make their education affordable by offsetting tuition hikes with generous need-based financial aid and, at many schools, offering merit scholarships to students who don’t qualify for need.

The top 10 schools you'll see featured in this slide show are the best of the best.

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