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Harvey Mudd College, Dartmouth Avenue Entrance. Image courtesy of Imagine at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5">CC BY 2.5</a>], via Wikimedia Commons.

As we have written before, a liberal arts colleges offers majors across a wide spectrum of humanities, sciences, social sciences, including engineering. What about a liberal arts college where most of its students graduate in STEM majors … sciences, math and engineering? What makes it a liberal arts college? Is it the education philosophy, small classrooms, or the ability to be more explorative across the spectrum of subjects?

University of California Year-on-Year Change in California Freshman Admissions. © 2017 O's List, LLC. Do not distribute without permission.

The University of California (UC) system released their preliminary data for the fall 2017 entering class. A quick recap before we dive into the numbers. In 2015, an agreement was reached between the CA legislators and UC to increase the instate enrollment by 10,000 over 3 years.

Majors by categories at Liberal Arts Colleges. &copy; 2017 O's List, LLC. Do not distribute without permission

When most folks read or hear about Liberal Arts Colleges, the first thought that that pops into their mind is that these colleges teach mostly Liberal Artsy majors. But what exactly is a Liberal Art major?

And what are the majors that are taught at Liberal Arts Colleges?