LIBERAL ARTS V.S. TRADITIONAL
The main difference is specialization. For traditional universities, one needs to declare a major immediately or within the first year. On the other hand, at a liberal arts college, you can spend more time exploring different fields and getting a well-rounded education. Liberal arts colleges tend to have smaller classes and faculty. Undergraduate education is still broad-based and well-rounded so that students graduate with general intellectual critical thinking skills that can be used in working life.
On the other hand, traditional universities tend to focus on students committing to study a Major (Law, Medicine, Engineering etc.) in a particular School (e.g: School of Engineering, School of Arts etc.)
Popular liberal arts colleges include William, Amherst, Swarthmore and Wellesley.