Liberal Arts Colleges in Boston

A liberal arts education is a classic form of education which focuses on humanities, social science, natural science, and formal science. The central idea of a liberal arts education is to provide a well-rounded educational experience.  In universities, research is often the main focus, and many times graduate students are teaching classes. But in liberal arts colleges, more importance is placed on student - teacher interaction. This means that classes are taught by faculty with more opportunity for student interaction and mentoring. It also means smaller class sizes with optimal teacher/student ratios.

There are concerns that a liberal arts education may be too broad in today’s career-focused environment.  But statistics show that Liberal Arts graduates perform well in the job world. As a matter of fact, they are actually showing higher job/income prospects when compared to other students, a few years after graduation.

The Boston area is well known for its liberal arts colleges. In fact, there are over 15 liberal arts schools in the Boston area.  Additionally, there are many colleges and universities that offer liberal arts undergraduate education, without being considered typical liberal arts colleges.

Many schools also grant specific degrees in liberal arts, starting from associate to bachelor’s, master’s and even up to doctorate level. These programs are not liberal arts programs in the traditional sense but contain some of the elements of a liberal arts education.

Liberal Arts Colleges in Boston

Following are the liberal art colleges in the Boston area. They are listed by size, not rank. Please click on the name for more information. 

 

Liberal Arts Education in Boston - Four Year Colleges and Universities

Following are the colleges and universities in the Boston area with liberal arts undergraduate programs or offering many liberal arts majors. They are listed by size, not rank.  Please click on the name for more information.

 

Liberal Arts Education in Boston - Two Year Colleges

Following are two-year colleges in the Boston area with liberal arts majors granting associate degrees.  They are listed by size, not rank. Please click on the name for more information.