Amherst College is a private and highly selective liberal arts college in the US, ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the nation (joint first with Williams). Williams is another top ranked liberal arts college, maintaining top position for five consecutive years. It is placed 8th in the Washington Monthly rankings.

Swarthmore is ranked in the Top 3 nationally. It is named as the No. 1 "Best Value" private college by The Princeton Review in 2009. It is also rated as the 4th most wired college in the nation by PC World 2006.

Ranking of Best Liberal Arts Colleges by US News (Top 70 list):
1 Amherst College
1 Williams College
3 Swarthmore College
4 Wellesley College
5 Middlebury College
6 Bowdoin College
6 Pomona College
8 Carleton College
9 Davidson College
10 Haverford College
11 Claremont McKenna College
11 Vassar College
13 Wesleyan University
14 Grinnell College
14 Harvey Mudd College
14 United States Military Academy
17 Washington and Lee University
18 Colgate University
18 Smith College
20 Hamilton College
20 Oberlin College
22 United States Naval Academy
23 Bryn Mawr College
23 Colby College
25 Bates College
25 Macalester College
27 Barnard College
27 Mount Holyoke College
27 Scripps College
30 Bucknell University
30 Colorado College
32 Kenyon College
33 Trinity College
33 University of Richmond
35 College of the Holy Cross
35 Lafayette College
37 Bard College
37 Furman University
37 Occidental College
37 Whitman College
41 Sewanee--University of the South
42 Connecticut College
42 Franklin and Marshall College
42 Union College
45 Centre College
45 Dickinson College
47 Skidmore College
47 St. Olaf College
49 DePauw University
49 Gettysburg College
49 Pitzer College
49 Rhodes College
53 Denison University
54 Reed College
54 Wabash College
56 Lawrence University
56 Wheaton College
58 St. Lawrence University
58 Wheaton College
60 Agnes Scott College
60 Beloit College
60 Illinois Wesleyan University
60 Kalamazoo College
60 Thomas Aquinas College
60 Willamette University
60 Wofford College
67 Earlham College
68 Berea College
68 Hobart and William Smith Colleges
68 Southwestern University

Source: US News & World Report 2009

Top Liberal Arts Colleges in:

- Massachusetts

- California

- Pennsylvania

- New York

- South Carolina

- North Carolina

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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