Every year, hundreds of thousands of prospective freshmen apply to liberal arts colleges in lieu of applying to the mega-large universities so often believed to provide the “classic college experience.”
Liberal arts schools are private, not-for-profit colleges and generally charge the same tuition fees for in-state and out-of-state students, unlike public universities. At the top end, annual tuition for an undergraduate degree at a liberal arts college is just under $50,000.
Liberal arts colleges are also among the most selective of schools, and because of this, there is usually a greater sense of community among both the student body and the faculty.
Liberal arts colleges also have the benefit of being small,rarely exceeding 2,500 total students between 18 –22 years old and studying in the undergraduate programs. What this means is the resources, scholarships, and opportunities are provided almost exclusively to undergraduate students.