50 Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges in The United States For International Students

If you are an aspiring international student looking for opportunities for an enriching educational experience in America, then this list is for you.  Study Abroad Aide has published its latest rankings for the Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges in the USA for International Students. 

The United States has plenty of higher education institutions that offer undergraduate degrees in different areas of liberal arts such as social sciences, physical sciences, and humanities. This year’s list highlights the 50 most outstanding liberal arts colleges throughout the country that provide both high-quality and budget-friendly liberal arts education for students around the world. 

Study Abroad Aide annually releases its Best Value university rankings to inform and empower students throughout their study abroad journey. For more information on how we determine our rankings, visit our ranking methodology here.

Rank University Percentage Ranking (World) Country Type
1 Swarthmore College 11 % United States Private
2 Smith College 14 % United States Private
3 Williams College 16 % United States Private
4 Kenyon College 16 % United States Private
5 University of Richmond 16 % United States Private
6 Wellesley College 17 % United States Private
7 Carleton College 18 % United States Private
8 Middlebury College 18 % United States Private
9 Bryn Mawr College 19 % United States Private
10 Bucknell University 20 % United States Private
11 Amherst College 20 % United States Private
12 Mount Holyoke College 21 % United States Private
13 Pomona College 22 % United States Private
14 Bard College 23 % United States Private
15 Hope College 25 % United States Private
16 Bowdoin College 25 % United States Private
17 Washington and Lee University 25 % United States Private
18 College of the Holy Cross 25 % United States Private
19 Colgate University 25 % United States Private
20 Barnard College 26 % United States Private
21 Harvey Mudd College 26 % United States Private
22 Spelman College 26 % United States Private
23 Morehouse College 27 % United States Private
24 Colby College 27 % United States Private
25 Haverford College 27 % United States Private
26 Willamette University 27 % United States Private
27 Reed College 27 % United States Private
28 Davidson College 27 % United States Private
29 Sweet Briar College 27 % United States Private
30 Macalester College 28 % United States Private
31 Lafayette College 28 % United States Private
32 Hamilton College 28 % United States Private
33 Berea College 28 % United States Private
34 Gettysburg College 28 % United States Private
35 Dickinson College 28 % United States Private
36 Lewis and Clark College 28 % United States Private
37 Skidmore College 28 % United States Private
38 Trinity College 28 % United States Private
39 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 29 % United States Private
40 Grinnell College 29 % United States Private
41 Colorado College 29 % United States Private
42 Bates College 30 % United States Private
43 St. Mary’s College of Maryland 30 % United States Public
44 Union College 30 % United States Private
45 Whitman College 31 % United States Private
46 Hendrix College 31 % United States Private
47 Wabash College 31 % United States Private
48 Claremont McKenna College 31 % United States Private
49 Connecticut College 32 % United States Private
50 Rhodes College 32 % United States Private
Published: May 15, 2024