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Top Liberal Arts Colleges with Highest Freshman Retention Rate

Rank School Location Average freshman retention rate
1 Amherst College Amherst, MA 98%
2 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA 98%
3 Pomona College Claremont, CA 98%
4 Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME 97%
5 Carleton College Northfield, MN 97%
6 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA 97%
7 United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 97%
8 Williams College Williamstown, MA 97%
9 Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA 96%
10 Davidson College Davidson, NC 96%
11 Haverford College Haverford, PA 96%
12 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT 96%
13 Providence Christian College Pasadena, CA 96%
14 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY 96%
15 Wesleyan University Middletown, CT 96%
16 Wheaton College Wheaton, IL 96%
17 Colby College Waterville, ME 95%
18 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA 95%
19 Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO 95%
20 Hamilton College Clinton, NY 95%
21 Lafayette College Easton, PA 95%
22 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA 95%
23 Barnard College New York, NY 94%
24 Bates College Lewiston, ME 94%
25 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA 94%
26 Colgate University Hamilton, NY 94%
27 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA 94%
28 Macalester College St. Paul, MN 94%
29 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH 94%
30 Scripps College Claremont, CA 94%
31 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY 94%
32 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA 94%
33 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA 93%
34 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA 93%
35 Kenyon College Gambier, OH 93%
36 Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA 93%
37 Occidental College Los Angeles, CA 93%
38 Principia College Elsah, IL 93%
39 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA 93%
40 St. Olaf College Northfield, MN 93%
41 Whitman College Walla Walla, WA 93%
42 Centre College Danville, KY 92%
43 Grove City College Grove City, PA 92%
44 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL 92%
45 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA 92%
46 Pitzer College Claremont, CA 92%
47 Union College Schenectady, NY 92%
48 United States Military Academy West Point, NY 92%
49 University of Richmond Univ. of Richmond, VA 92%
50 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA 91%
51 Furman University Greenville, SC 91%
52 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA 91%
53 Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN 91%
54 Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI 91%
55 Smith College Northampton, MA 91%
56 Trinity College Hartford, CT 91%
57 Connecticut College New London, CT 90%
58 Denison University Granville, OH 90%
59 St. John's University Collegeville, MN 90%
60 St. Lawrence University Canton, NY 90%
61 St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD 90%
62 Wofford College Spartanburg, SC 90%
63 Beloit College Beloit, WI 89%
64 College of St. Benedict St. Joseph, MN 89%
65 DePauw University Greencastle, IN 89%
66 Knox College Galesburg, IL 89%
67 Reed College Portland, OR 89%
68 Rhodes College Memphis, TN 89%
69 St. Michael's College Colchester, VT 89%
70 Stonehill College Easton, MA 89%
71 Ursinus College Collegeville, PA 89%
72 Hope College Holland, MI 88%
73 Lawrence University Appleton, WI 88%
74 Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, TN 88%
75 Siena College Loudonville, NY 88%
76 Spelman College Atlanta, GA 88%
77 United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy, CO 88%
78 Willamette University Salem, OR 88%
79 Allegheny College Meadville, PA 87%
80 Bard College Annandale on Hudson, NY 87%
81 Bennington College Bennington, VT 87%
82 Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI 87%
83 College of Wooster Wooster, OH 87%
84 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY 87%
85 Luther College Decorah, IA 87%
86 Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN 87%
87 Westminster College New Wilmington, PA 87%
88 Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA 87%
89 Wheaton College Norton, MA 87%
90 American Jewish University Los Angeles, CA 86%
91 Augustana College Rock Island, IL 86%
92 Gordon College Wenham, MA 86%
93 Hendrix College Conway, AR 86%
94 St. Anselm College Manchester, NH 86%
95 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, CA 86%
96 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA 86%
97 Albion College Albion, MI 85%
98 Houghton College Houghton, NY 85%
99 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR 85%
100 Ripon College Ripon, WI 85%
101 Southwestern University Georgetown, TX 85%
102 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA 85%
103 Transylvania University Lexington, KY 85%
104 University of Minnesota--Morris Morris, MN 85%
105 Washington and Jefferson College Washington, PA 85%
106 College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME 84%
107 Goshen College Goshen, IN 84%
108 Juniata College Huntingdon, PA 84%
109 McDaniel College Westminster, MD 84%
110 New College of Florida Sarasota, FL 84%
111 Presbyterian College Clinton, SC 84%
112 St. Mary's College Notre Dame, IN 84%
113 Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA 84%
114 Austin College Sherman, TX 83%
115 Concordia College--Moorhead Moorhead, MN 83%
116 Earlham College Richmond, IN 83%
117 Morehouse College Atlanta, GA 83%
118 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH 83%
119 St John's College Annapolis, MD 83%
120 St. Norbert College De Pere, WI 83%
121 St. Vincent College Latrobe, PA 83%
122 Washington College Chestertown, MD 83%
123 Westminster College Fulton, MO 83%
124 Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA 82%
125 Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA 82%
126 Drew University Madison, NJ 82%
127 Hampshire College Amherst, MA 82%
128 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA 82%
129 Simpson College Indianola, IA 82%
130 Berea College Berea, KY 81%
131 College of Idaho Caldwell, ID 81%
132 Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL 81%
133 Linfield College McMinnville, OR 81%
134 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE 81%
135 Purchase College--SUNY Purchase, NY 81%
136 Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL 80%
137 Central College Pella, IA 80%
138 Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA 80%
139 Georgetown College Georgetown, KY 80%
140 Goucher College Baltimore, MD 80%
141 Hanover College Hanover, IN 80%
142 Illinois College Jacksonville, IL 80%
143 University of North Carolina--Asheville Asheville, NC 80%
144 Wartburg College Waverly, IA 80%
145 Whittier College Whittier, CA 80%
146 Alma College Alma, MI 79%
147 Lycoming College Williamsport, PA 79%
148 Millsaps College Jackson, MS 79%
149 Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA 79%
150 Salem College Winston-Salem, NC 79%
151 Eckerd College St. Petersburg, FL 78%
152 Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA 78%
153 Hiram College Hiram, OH 78%
154 Wesleyan College Macon, GA 78%
155 William Jewell College Liberty, MO 78%
156 Berry College Mount Berry, GA 77%
157 Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA 77%
158 Fisk University Nashville, TN 77%
159 Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR 77%
160 Roanoke College Salem, VA 77%
161 Wittenberg University Springfield, OH 77%
162 Carthage College Kenosha, WI 76%
163 Doane College Crete, NE 76%
164 Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, LA 75%
165 College of St. Thomas More Fort Worth, TX 75%
166 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA 75%
167 Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA 75%
168 Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar, VA 75%
169 Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, WI 75%
170 Albright College Reading, PA 74%
171 Erskine College Due West, SC 74%
172 Guilford College Greensboro, NC 74%
173 Monmouth College Monmouth, IL 74%
174 SUNY College--Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY 74%
175 Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA 73%
176 Hartwick College Oneonta, NY 73%
177 Hollins University Roanoke, VA 73%
178 Northland College Ashland, WI 73%
179 Savannah State University Savannah, GA 73%
180 Wells College Aurora, NY 73%
181 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA 72%
182 Randolph College Lynchburg, VA 72%
183 Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS 72%
184 Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA 72%
185 Bethany Lutheran College Mankato, MN 71%
186 Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ 71%
187 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Athyn, PA 71%
188 Maryville College Maryville, TN 71%
189 Shorter University Rome, GA 71%
190 University of Maine--Machias Machias, ME 71%
191 Ave Maria University Ave Maria, FL 70%
192 Bay Path College Longmeadow, MA 70%
193 Bennett College Greensboro, NC 70%
194 Claflin University Orangeburg, SC 70%
195 Emory and Henry College Emory, VA 70%
196 Warren Wilson College Asheville, NC 70%
197 Castleton State College Castleton, VT 69%
198 Shimer College Chicago, IL 69%
199 University of Hawaii--Hilo Hilo, HI 69%
200 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK 69%
201 Simpson University Redding, CA 68%
202 Bethany College Bethany, WV 67%
203 Dillard University New Orleans, LA 67%
204 Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, MA 67%
205 Life University Marietta, GA 67%
206 University of Virginia--Wise Wise, VA 67%
207 West Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk, VA 67%
208 Clearwater Christian College Clearwater, FL 66%
209 Green Mountain College Poultney, VT 66%
210 Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte, NC 66%
211 Lyon College Batesville, AR 66%
212 Peace College Raleigh, NC 65%
213 Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill, MA 64%
214 Judson College Marion, AL 63%
215 Lane College Jackson, TN 63%
216 University of Wisconsin--Parkside Kenosha, WI 63%
217 Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes, KY 61%
218 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO 61%
219 Marymount Manhattan College New York, NY 61%
220 Talladega College Talladega, AL 61%
221 Western State College of Colorado Gunnison, CO 60%
222 Fort Lewis College Durango, CO 58%
223 Brevard College Brevard, NC 57%
224 Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 56%
225 West Virginia State University Institute, WV 56%
226 Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH 55%
227 Louisiana State University--Alexandria Alexandria, LA 54%
228 Rust College Holly Springs, MS 53%
229 Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY 51%
230 Holy Cross College Notre Dame, IN 50%
231 Huston-Tillotson University Austin, TX 50%
232 Allen University Columbia, SC 49%
233 San Diego Christian College El Cajon, CA 48%
 
 
 

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