Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases their college rankings. Click through the gallery to learn which 10 liberal arts colleges rank at the top of their 2013 list.
The methodology behind the ranking rests on two pillars. According to U.S. News and World Report, "The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it's based on our researched view of what matters in education."
The indicators used for academic quality include: "assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and high school counselor ratings of colleges and graduation rate performance."
Learn more about how the schools are chosen here and see the full list of the top 50 liberal arts schools here.