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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Maryland

12,041

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Maryland

$40,150

Average
in-state tuition

$42,357

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

112 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

Total undergraduates: 1,508
Acceptance rate: 79%
Average annual cost: $32,134
Average salary: $46,700
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University will inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Total undergraduates: 4,175
Acceptance rate: 65%
Average annual cost: $34,152
Average salary: $64,800
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

134 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

Total undergraduates: 1,646
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $23,329
Average salary: $47,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD

Total undergraduates: 1,001
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: $20,418
Average salary: $47,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

St John's College

Annapolis, MD

St. John's College is a community dedicated to liberal education. Such education seeks to free human beings from prejudice and unexamined opinion, to help them reflect on the nature of things and on the ends and means of human endeavors, to prepare them to meet the known and unknown challenges the future will present, and to enable them to make thoughtf

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

St John's College

Annapolis, MD

Total undergraduates: 445
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: $32,440
Average salary: $34,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

96 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

Total undergraduates: 1,746
Acceptance rate: 79%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $48,100
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Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

96 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Maryland 2018

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Total undergraduates: 1,520
Acceptance rate: 49%
Average annual cost: $32,658
Average salary: $45,300
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We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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