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Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs.


Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings

Liberal Arts Colleges emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.


Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Amherst College

Amerst, MA

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

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