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What are some of the top colleges in America?

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Pomona College, Williams College, Swarthmore College and Amherst College are some of the top liberal arts colleges in America. Bowdoin College and Middlebury College are also exceptional American colleges as reported by Forbes Magazine and U.S. News.

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Established in 1887, Pomona College is located in Claremont, California. As of 2015, it is considered the best college in the country. It offers 47 majors and 600 classes. The student population is just over 1,600.

Williams College was founded in 1793 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The school has three academic branches, languages and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics. Graduate programs are offered in the history of art and economics.

Swarthmore College is located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of 2015, it has as student population of 1,534 on its 425-acre campus. Students at this school are allowed to take courses at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College through the Tri-College Consortium.

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine. The school's alumni includes poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Melville Weston Fuller, author Nathaniel Hawthorne and former U.S. President Franklin Pierce. The school offers over 40 majors.

Amherst College is also a top college in America. The school was founded in 1821 in Amherst, Massachusetts. The school offers more than 35 different majors.

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