Best test-optional liberal arts schools
Test optional schools don’t require students to submit their SAT or ACT scores as part of their college application. Depending on your circumstances, this policy can improve the likelihood of your application being successful.
Net cost: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.
Earnings: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.
Payback: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.
Earningsplus: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.
Rankings: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earningsplus performance.
Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College
Washington and Lee University
Davidson, North Carolina
Virginia Military Institute
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Clinton, New York
Hamilton, New York