Do You Go To One Of The 20 ‘Most Conservative Colleges’ In The United States?
Anyone else remember when The Princeton Review only ranked academics? Well, as those days are long gone and The Princeton Review has released it’s 2015 rankings of anything and everything to do with colleges, they’ve released data on the ‘Most Conservative Colleges’ in the United States, based on schools with the most conservative student bodies.
Unsurprisingly 4 of the top 20 most conservative colleges are military schools, what is shocking though is that a college in California (an extremely liberal state) made the top two. The Aggies from Texas A&M University claimed the #1 spot with the most conservative student body in America, followed by Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, and Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania rounded out the top three.
There are a few party schools on this list (Auburn University, Texas A&M, and Clemson University) which leads me to believe that the results may be based more upon students who self-identify as conservative, and not those who are actually conservative in practice. So without further ado, here are the 20 most conservative colleges in the United States:
Most Conservative Colleges In The United States
20.) Baylor University (Waco, Texas)
19.) Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
18.) Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas)
17.) Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts)
16.) United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, Connecticut)
15.) United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)
14.) Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)
13.) United States Military Academy (West Point, New York)
12.) Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
11.) Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)
10.) Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan)
9.) Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
8.) Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney, Virginia)
7.) Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama)
6.) United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, New York)
5.) University of Dallas (Irving, Texas)
4.) College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri)
3.) Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania)
2.) Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, California)
1.) Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
I have to admit I expected to see Southern Methodist University (SMU) on this list, and am still shocked it’s not on there.