California's Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges

Check out the best liberal arts colleges in California from America's Best Colleges 2010.

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These are the 10 best liberal arts colleges in the state of California from the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges rankings. Here is some key information about each of these liberal arts schools, which emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.

Pomona College, Claremont
U.S. News rank: 6 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 1,532
Tuition and fees: $37,017

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont
U.S. News rank: 11 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 1,212
Tuition and fees: $38,510

Harvey Mudd College, Claremont
U.S. News rank: 14 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 738
Tuition and fees: $38,467

Scripps College, Claremont
U.S. News rank: 25 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 972
Tuition and fees: $38,700

Occidental College, Los Angeles
U.S. News rank: 33 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 1,868
Tuition and fees: $38,922

Pitzer College, Claremont
U.S. News rank: 49 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 1,025
Tuition and fees: $39,330

Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula
U.S. News rank: 68 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: rural
Total enrollment: 340
Tuition and fees: $22,400

Westmont College, Santa Barbara
U.S. News rank: 92 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 1,340
Tuition and fees: $33,190

Whittier College, Whittier
U.S. News rank: N/A Tier: 3
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 1,948
Tuition and fees: $34,088

American Jewish University, Bel Air
U.S. News rank: N/A Tier: 3
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 226
Tuition and fees: $22,552

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