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Find liberal arts programs in the USA you love that match your needs and aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

What are the top liberal arts universities in the USA?

Top liberal arts programs in the USA

What are the top liberal arts undergraduate programs in the USA?

  • North Central CollegeMusic: Liberal Arts - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Music, Liberal Arts
    Location
    Naperville, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    45,446USD
  • Montana State University BozemanLiberal Studies: Global/Multicultural Studies - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, May, Dec
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Bozeman, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024
    Annual tuition fee
    31,400USD
  • Florida Atlantic UniversityLiberal Arts and Science: Philosophy - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, May
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    General Science, Philosophy, Liberal Arts
    Location
    Boca Raton, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    20,584USD
  • Florida International UniversityLiberal Studies: Humanities and Cultural Traditions - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Miami, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566USD
  • California State University, San BernardinoLiberal Studies - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    San Bernardino, USA
    Next start date
    August 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    17,041USD

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What are the top liberal arts postgraduate programs in the USA?

  • Colorado State UniversityArt: Liberal Arts - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Fort Collins, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    30,656USD
  • Dallas Baptist UniversityLiberal Arts: Children’s Ministry - Dual MA/MLA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    August 2024
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872USD
  • Middle Tennessee State UniversityLiberal Arts - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Murfreesboro, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172USD
  • DePaul UniversityLiberal Studies - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Mar, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts
    Location
    Chicago, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    18,192USD
  • Colorado State UniversityAnthropology: Liberal Arts - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Liberal Arts, Anthropology
    Location
    Fort Collins, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    30,656USD

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What the experts say about liberal arts in the USA

  • Profile of Dr Graeme Douglas Bird
    Dr Graeme Douglas Bird
    Dr Graeme Douglas Bird says:

    The liberal arts, also known as the humanities, are what help us understand what makes us human: our history, our literature, our language, our culture, our beliefs, our emotions, and many other things.

    As well as studying the humanities academically, international students are able to meet and get to know people of many different backgrounds and cultures and to experience the wonderfully rich diversity of life in America. In this way, students also gain a broader understanding of the world as a whole.

    Within the liberal arts, I specialize in the subject of Linguistics. This is the study of language, not one particular language, but an exploration of how human language works, and how individual languages show both differences and similarities.

    International students get to see how their own languages fit into the larger family of world languages, and how language can affect and influence culture, politics, and history.

    A degree in Linguistics in the USA can be used in many different ways, including as a way of continuing to graduate school, but also in various careers: teaching, particularly teaching students whose first language is different from the primary language of the school; speech pathology, which involves helping people who are suffering from speech loss or disability; also jobs in publishing and editing, translating and interpreting, journalism, and many more.
  • Profile of Prof Dana Washington
    Prof Dana Washington
    Prof Dana Washington says:

    Learning language, writing, literature, and culture as part of your classes and as part of your life gives you a deeper understanding of all of them. The American approach to higher education allows you to study subjects beyond your major, offering you the opportunity to develop your own unique perspective in your chosen field of study and beyond.

    In the United States, it's expected that graduates with degrees in English will go on to excel in careers in a wide variety of fields because of their ability to read, write, and think both creatively and analytically.

    The United States contains a world of heritages and a wide variety of cultures, all united by a common language, plus many others. The opportunities for travel within the country provide you with a wealth of environments and cultures to choose from.

    Studying at Lock Haven University, in particular, allows you to experience genuine American small-town life while positioning you about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Niagara Falls, and Washington, D.C. American higher education offers you the opportunity to study multiple fields at once as part of your education, which helps you become a more creative and innovative thinker. Here, students are expected to talk to their professors, and learning and sharing of ideas take place both in class and during office hours. An American education prepares you to become a leader, especially when you choose a college or university known for its small classes and individual attention. A degree in English opens up a world of possibilities to anyone with an interest in working in fields requiring both creative and analytical thinking, a broad knowledge of humanity, sensitivity to a wide variety of cultures, and excellent communication skills. With a semester or year of living and studying in the United States, your ability to read, write, speak, and think in English will be greatly improved, making your career prospects in any field, especially those involving intercultural communication, much greater.

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