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Conservative Roman Catholic Colleges?

Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited September 2011 in Christian Colleges
Looking for more schools like Ave Maria University with pre-medical programs along with option for a double major in theology. Prefer small-medium sized. I know there isn't many but I only know of that one and Franciscan University which I don't think is as conservative as Ave Maria. Thanks in advance.
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Replies to: Conservative Roman Catholic Colleges?

  • 2-iron2-iron Registered User Posts: 847 Member
    University of Dallas
  • friedricefriedrice Registered User Posts: 1,280 Senior Member
    Aren't all Roman Catholic Colleges conservative!?
  • Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I wish. I think you'd have to compare Ave Maria to some of the more liberal jesuit schools to see what I mean. http://www.avemaria.edu/reslifepolicies

    University of Dallas? Last I would have expected to be honest, lol. I will be looking into that one. But how large is it?
  • arbiter213arbiter213 Registered User Posts: 3,572 Senior Member
    Why would anyone chose to attend a school like that? I'm reading the housing policy, and some of these things seem like you could just as easily just chose to avoid them in a normal school. Yay for limited inter-gender interaction!
  • Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    ???? O_o I don't see anything wrong with wanting to attend a school "like that".

    I don't consider it limited by any means. Their policies support my moral values and gives me less stuff to stress about in already stressful years in my life. It's going to be my "home" for 4 years. And I like to feel safe and comfortable at home.
  • worried_momworried_mom Registered User Posts: 2,205 Senior Member
    Someone would choose to attend Ave Maria for probably the same reasons that you chose the school that you attend -- because it is the school that was the "best fit" for you in meeting your academic, social, and financial needs.

    Yes, you can avoid some of "those things" at a "normal school," but at many schools, students of a more conservative bent would be in a definite minority and would be subject to ridicule. I can certainly see how they would be more comfortable at a school where most, if not all, of the students share similar religious and moral beliefs.
  • arbiter213arbiter213 Registered User Posts: 3,572 Senior Member
    Without addressing my opinions on those reasons, I'll just say the desire to be around like minded individuals was not factored into my choice of schools.
  • Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Thanks worried_mom. A lot of factors have gone into my choosing a school. Ave Maria fits all the way around for me (academic, financial, social, location, and more). I'd just like to have more than 1 school to apply to in order to keep my options open.

    There's a lot of schools out there arbiter, so narrowing them down is a good idea. =)
  • irishgal7490irishgal7490 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Have you looked at the Newman guide? Its a book put out that has different suggestions for more conservative catholic colleges. They put them into 3 categories -

    The "Joyfully Catholic" colleges are: Christendom College, The College of Saint Thomas More, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Magdalen College, Thomas Aquinas College, The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas, and the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX.).

    The "Born from the Crisis" colleges are: Ave Maria University, Holy Apostles College & Seminary, John Paul the Great Catholic University; Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Southern Catholic College and Wyoming Catholic College.

    The "Fighting the Tide" colleges are: Aquinas College (Nashville, TN.), Belmont Abbey College, Benedictine College, The Catholic University of America, DeSales University, Mount St. Mary's University and St. Gregory's University.
  • dntw8updntw8up Registered User Posts: 1,594 Senior Member

    Yesterday, on another thread, the OP said she is 21 years of age, did not graduate high school, would not take the GED because it was "belittling," has no community college course credits because the classes would be too "boring," and wants a college that will admit her based on her "potential" and IQ test score. All of the schools in the Newman guide have minimum academic admissions requirements that the OP does not meet and considers beneath her.
  • Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I'm under the impression that if one school accepts ACT scores and a detailed summary of home study along with recommendations then I'm fine thank you (this would be Ave Maria =) ). Sorry I offended you with disagreeing with your response, you still have yet to post a helpful response.
  • Ava87Ava87 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Adding Thomas Aquinas to the list, they sound great too. I've heard of them before actually and have spoken with someone there. Don't know how I forgot them, d'oh.

    I'm guessing that's the full list? Just wondering.
  • world changerworld changer Registered User Posts: 2,503 Senior Member
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Notre Dame. It's definitely one of the most conservative top schools out there.

    And if you're looking for a warm weathered school, look at Biola. It's not Catholic, but it's conservative Christian (non-denomonational, I think). Maybe Point Loma too. I have friends at both who adore the schools.
  • interelations09interelations09 . Posts: 374 Member
    Bob Jones is one of the most conservative schools on the map.
  • JoejitsuJoejitsu Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Aren't all Roman Catholic Colleges conservative!?

    Absolutely not. A lot of them are liberal and many faithful Catholics are wondering why on earth the Cardinal or even the Pope are allowing these schools to bear the name Catholic.

    This is just one example of a Catholic School that is as uncatholic in it's character as you can imagine :



    Bob Jones is one of the most conservative schools on the map.

    It's not Roman Catholic.

    Post #10 says it all. One College that was not mentioned is the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.

    Several famous conservative personalities are graduates of Holy Cross.

    The most famous is of course Justice Clarence Thomas.

    The second most famous are Bob Casey, Sr., Pennsylvania governor, Bob Casey, Jr., his son, Pennsylvania treasurer and U.S. Senator ( both Democrats but both pro-life -- indicating the school hs ingrained the idea of the sanctity of the life of the unborn in them ).

    Fr. Paul Scalia is the 3rd one. He is the son of the other conservative justice --- Antonin Scalia.
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