What Are Some of the Top Colleges in America?

What Are Some of the Top Colleges in America?

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.

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.

Based on qualifiers ranging from student retention and graduation rates to student-to-faculty ratios and location, The Best Colleges awarded 50 schools the top honor in the United States, including Princeton, Harvard and Yale. Swarthmore College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams and Amherst College also made the list.

Located in the town of Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University accepts 9 percent of applicants each year. The average SAT score for enrolled students is approximately 2200, and the typical ACT score is around 33.

Harvard University, located in Massachusetts, offers complete tuition coverage for families who earn less than $60,000 a year as of 2015. Its acceptance rate is 7 percent.