If you are in the process of deciding on what college you would like to attend or just interested in what colleges adhere to the most conservative principles, then this list is for you. All the schools on here embody the conservative ideals and provide a unique campus experience.
For these ranking of conservative colleges, we took into account three different classifications and then compiled the list based off of those. The three used were Niche, the Princeton Review, and The Best Schools.
So, what colleges are the most conservative?
5. College of Ozarks
Location: Point Lookout, MO
Acceptance Rate: 15%
The Wall Street Journal has dubbed the College of Ozarks “Hard Work U” based off of their unique work-study program. Much of the school’s curriculum is based on character building, an honor code, and convocations and chapel attendance. The College of Ozarks describes themselves as a Christian work college and encourages patriotic growth.
Location: Provo, UT
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Brigham Young University is the largest religious university in the country. Much of BYU’s coursework centers around political thought, free market capitalism, and military service. The school prohibits the use of drugs and alcohol both on and off the campus. BYU is a Mormon-based private university owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Location: La Mirada, CA
Acceptance Rate: 73%
Biola University describes itself as “a community where all faculty, staff, and students are professing Christians”. The only officially recognized political organization on campus is the College Republicans. There is a College Democrats organization, but the university has not recognized them officially. All students are required to 30 units of biblical studies. The Bible and social issues take precedence at Biola.
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Acceptance Rate: 24%
Liberty University was founded by Reverand Jerry Falwell, and their mission statement is “Training Champions for Christ”. The curriculum is firmly based on biblical truth, as well as fiscally and socially conservative views. Liberty is known for its online-based schooling option with 90,000 students obtaining a degree through the online process and 15,000 students on campus. All of the students enrolled at the university are required to attend chapel a minimum of three times per week.
1. Franciscan University of Steubenville
Location: Steubenville, OH
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Franciscan University has a tradition that runs deep in conservative intellectual and social philosophy. The university is a Catholic institution with its curriculum strongly based on the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church. Franciscan Univ. has a strong focus on the history that shaped Western Civilization. The school encourages discussion on many social issues including abortion, the institution of marriage, and other ethical issues. Popular programs at Franciscan for students to get involved include public policy and conservative political groups.