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Conservative-Leaning Colleges? Nominate one or more...

Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,392 Senior Member
edited October 2012 in Community & Forum Issues
Our SuperMatch College Search has a "liberal-leaning" college option for students seeking that kind of environment, and we will add a "conservative-leaning" option soon, too.

Help us restore balance to the universe - please suggest one or more schools you think would be appropriate choices. Thanks!

P.S. Though the language in the search tool is broad enough to encompass all kinds of liberal leanings, I'd interpret this as a mostly political kind of leaning vs., say, a strict environment on campus or a particular religious emphasis. Hence, a Christian school that had rather strict campus rules but embraced liberal social causes (and attracted students who did so, too) would be liberal, not conservative.
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Replies to: Conservative-Leaning Colleges? Nominate one or more...

  • GrammerNaziGrammerNazi Registered User Posts: 636 Member
    I'd personally nominate Texas A&M and Pepperdine University. Their student bodies have an astounding number of conservatives, regardless of religious affiliation.

    On the note of Pepperdine, it's law school was known to be a breeding ground for conservative lawmakers in the 80s and 90s but I'm not sure if that still holds today.
  • UDUBHUSKIESUDUBHUSKIES Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    BYU is conservative from what I hear.
  • TomServoTomServo Registered User Posts: 2,047 Senior Member
    Some schools have libertarian-leaning (or neo-classical or freshwater or whatever) economics departments (economics as a whole has pretty much abandoned command economies in favor of markets given all the empirical data on command economies, though there is still plenty of room for neo-Keynesians, "nudgers," and the like).

    U Chicago used to be the most famous, it was the home of the neo-classical renaissance in economics. I hear it's not like that anymore. I have heard the following schools' econ departments described as libertarian-leaning:

    George Mason (their professors are all among the more popular econ bloggers)
    Harvard (yes, that Harvard)
    Ohio University
    University of Indiana-Bloomington
    UCLA
    Stanford
  • hotairhotair Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Washington and Lee is very conservative, Wake can be at times. UChicago's econ department on the grad level still has many conservatives, and I know their main intro econ professor has said things like a flat tax is the only intelligent form of taxation, so take that as you will. Stanford's study body is super liberal, but they hire a good amount of conservatives there. Wharton is a shining beacon of conservatism in a lake of liberalism at UPenn
  • SansSerifSansSerif Registered User Posts: 814 Member
    Hillsdale in Michigan
  • Vot123Vot123 Registered User Posts: 306 Member
    Liberty University in VA and Grove City College in PA.
  • sally305sally305 Registered User Posts: 7,604 Senior Member
    By mistake (we are not at all conservative :)) my son's father picked up a book called "Choosing the RIGHT College" a couple of years ago when we were starting the college search. It gave a green/yellow/red light to a wide range of colleges based on how much they espoused conservative values. You might find it useful--we did (mostly, by singling out all the "red-light" colleges and focusing on them).
  • twang10twang10 Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    I feel like Notre Dame, BC, Georgetown, Villanova, and other jesuit schools give off the conservative impression
  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    hampden sydney
  • Willd1Willd1 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Clemson
    Furman
    Military Academies
    Grove City
  • whenhenwhenhen Registered User Posts: 5,638 Senior Member
    Washington and Lee
    Miami of Ohio
    Thomas Aquinas College
    BYU (obviously)
    University of Dallas
    Wheaton (Il)
    University of Mississippi
    Auburn (according to a friend that transferred from there to Emory)
    Baylor

    Most big Southern state schools would probably be fairly conservative with the exception of UNC, simply owing to the fact that most of their students are from much more conservative backgrounds.
  • lizardlizard Registered User Posts: 3,410 Senior Member
    Ave Maria University, Florida
  • hotairhotair Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Whoever said Georgetown has never been to the school. The only conservative part of this school is buying contraceptives at CVS (or getting them free from H*yas for Choice) and the College Republicans who are outnumbered at least 5 to 1
  • Davidabb84Davidabb84 - Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    (mostly, by singling out all the "red-light" colleges and focusing on them).

    I didn't see that book when I was picking colleges, but when I saw it I knew the red-light schools were my kinds of places.
  • pinkcupcake14pinkcupcake14 Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    Wake Forest.
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