To determine which schools would place on its 2011 list of best liberal arts colleges, U.S. News and World Report analyzed 266 schools for reputation, retention, resources, selectivity and graduation rate, among other things. Click through to see which liberal arts schools came out on top, and see U.S. News' full list here.
For another perspective, check out the best liberal arts schools according U.S. News' survey of high school counselors.
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