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Moderate colleges?

WhatsYourMajor?WhatsYourMajor? Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2006 in College Search & Selection
In the "All-In-One College Guide", Marty Nemko defines liberal and conservative colleges. He then recommends that moderate schools may be best for students who don't lean toward either extreme, from a values standpoint.

Unfortunately, "moderate" is not a search field on any engine, so can anyone recommend some "moderate" colleges that come to mind and explain why?
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Replies to: Moderate colleges?

  • slipper1234slipper1234 Posts: 9,085Registered User Senior Member
    In what range (i.e. Ivies or all the top 100?)
  • dwinchodwincho Posts: 575Registered User Member
    This is academia, most institutions are liberal or moderate tilting to the left. I would say Dartmouth, Davidson, Northwestern, Notre Dame are some of the moderate schools.
  • par72par72 Posts: 3,994Registered User Senior Member
    Duke, Dartmouth, Princeton, ND, USC, Rice, Vandy. LAC'S-Davidson, Holy Cross, Colgate, Bowdoin.
  • FutureProfFutureProf Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    I don't think it's so prevalent at bigger schools that it would really matter if a school is slightly liberal or slightly conservative, but that it would matter more for small schools or those that lean really far in one direction.
  • WhatsYourMajor?WhatsYourMajor? Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    I'm mostly interested in national universities and colleges, not necessarily "the top". I suppose that being "national," in and of itself, implies "moderate". Likewise, the "public" classification.
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