2017 Most Conservative Colleges in America

Explore the most conservative colleges ranking based on student reviews of the political leanings of the campus community. Compare colleges with the most conservative students.
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    Liberty University

    • Lynchburg, VA
    • 6,039 reviews
    College Junior:They have accepted a wide variety of transcripts in the past so sometimes the top of the class is not challenged fully, but the nursing program challenges each and every student greatly.
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    Brigham Young University - Idaho

    • Rexburg, ID
    • 5,204 reviews
    College Sophomore:My experience with courses and professors has been amazing. Because the classes here are fairy small in size, I was able to get to know quite a few of my professors. They all care for our success and are always willing to help us. The courses have also been really great and I've been able to learn a lot in each of them. I love how they tie in the academic subjects with the doctrine of our religion, because that has helped me learn more about both and also see how I can apply those academic topics to every day life.
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    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    • Steubenville, OH
    • 722 reviews
    College Sophomore:It is big enough to have diverse and strong academic programs, but small enough to see someone you know everyday. Households are special and unique in the way they allow students to develop their Faith in a brotherhood or sisterhood setting.
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    Brigham Young University

    • Provo, UT
    • 6,804 reviews
    College Sophomore:BYU is awesome! I love the people that I've met, the classes that I have taken and the experiences that I have had at BYU that have shaped my life.
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    Bob Jones University

    • Greenville, SC
    • 939 reviews
    College Freshman:Its BJU its a conservitive christian college with about 3500 students, so you should expect a ton of rules and a "skewed" point of view because the administation are christians and hold to their beliefs very strongly. I personally never had a problem with the vast majority of the rules and the teachers will take the time to help you out anytime they can if you put in the work. The students also have a great attitude of helping others out and societies are the best with outings and parties with a ton of society vs society sports. If you want a "unbiased" education I'm afraid you will never find one considering that every person in the world has a certain amount of bias one way or the other. You simply have to choose what bias you will get.
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    Maranatha Baptist University

    • Watertown, WI
    • 444 reviews
    College Sophomore:At first I thought I'd like going to a smaller-size school where there was more one-on-one interaction and help from the teachers, more ability to get to know people, and easier to get around, but it's not what I was expecting. I kinda wish I choose a different school
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    Biola University

    • La Mirada, CA
    • 2,020 reviews
    College Sophomore:Biola University is my favorite place to be, and there is no other school I would rather be at. We have professors and faculty that truly care about their students, and a great community. Biola is special because the students are so full of love, and everyone wants to make an impact for Christ with the career they are majoring in.
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    Texas A&M University

    • College Station, TX
    • 6,039 reviews
    College Sophomore:I have enjoyed every bit of my college experience. I went to a huge college and was able to shrink it by joining organizations and making friends in them. But I still went to a college were everyone is friendly. You will have a tough time finding a professor you do not like, however they will all challenge you.
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    University of Northwestern - St. Paul

    • Saint Paul, MN
    • 660 reviews
    College Sophomore:I am a TCK who has lived most of my life overseas so I was looking for a college that would embrace my Christian faith, provide me with the training I need for what God has called me to in the future and have a family atmosphere that I would feel comfortable in with my culturally diverse background and I found it at the University of Northwestern!
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    Colorado Christian University

    • Lakewood, CO
    • 1,029 reviews
    College Sophomore:Res life is great, especially for freshmen. Involvement somewhat declines as the years progress. A buzzword here is "community", but it's more than just a way of drawing in high school seniors. It really is a wonderful place to foster community with a great campus and location and professors who are beyond amazing!
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    Oral Roberts University

    • Tulsa, OK
    • 1,224 reviews
    College Junior:Academics is great. Like I mentioned before the course will teach you valuable information. There a plenty of quiet places to study on campus. Professors will work with you on assignments. The workload just really depends on what you can do. Most students take about 15-17 credit hours.
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    College Sophomore:Anderson has such a strong Christian community and the professors really care that you are in the right major and that you learn to the best of your ability. The SC School of the Arts at AU is amazing.
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    Recent Alumnus:It is absolutely the best atmosphere I've ever experienced at a college. The only drawback here is the rules. The rules at this school, though they be far from what they once were, are still strict compared to what the rest of the college world looks like. There is a dress code and a curfew, along with a daily chapel service that is required. Once you get in the routine of these things, it becomes easy, but at first it seems really constricting. It is these rules that provide for such a safe, spiritual atmosphere at the school.
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    George Fox University

    • Newberg, OR
    • 877 reviews
    College Freshman:Its a super fun school to attend. One month there is a ton of stuff going on around campus but then there are months/weekends where absolutely nothing is going on which is pretty boring.
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    LeTourneau University

    • Longview, TX
    • 604 reviews
    College Sophomore:Courses will typically teach you a lot. However, I have had to teach myself a course several times. The professors are almost always willing to meet with you, help you out, and be there for one-on-one. It will be very difficult to do well in some classes, others are easy A's. Class sizes vary from five people (I was acutally in a class with 5) to 150.
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    Cedarville University

    • Cedarville, OH
    • 973 reviews
    College Sophomore:What makes Cedarville University unique is that we have chapel five days per week as compared to other christian colleges and universities only having chapel three times per week.
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    Union University

    • Jackson, TN
    • 595 reviews
    College Sophomore:I have found some of my closest friends at Union University. The faculty here at Union really care about the students and seeing them succeed as well.
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    Southern Methodist University

    • Dallas, TX
    • 1,349 reviews
    Recent Alumnus:I am a recent alumnus so I will be a bit biased but I will also as objective as possible with my review...

    First things first, I would honestly give this school a 4.5, or a 9/10... not a 10. Mostly for this upcoming reason.

    CONS:

    This school is CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY expensive lol. Was my degree worth it, the alumni network, prestige, job opportunities, etc? YES.. But SMU is still WAYYYY TOO expensive. This is the most expensive school in Texas and by a GOOD MARGIN actually lol(I believe it's around 8-10k more than TCU, 2nd most expensive lol). Thus, the "MRS" thing at SMU is fairly accurate lol.

    PROS:

    Where to begin...

    My whole family went to either UT or Rice, so I had pressure growing up to attend those schools. I chose SMU easily and (despite the CRAZY tuition) I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN.

    When you go to college you want to gain a few things:

    1. Life experience

    2. A solid education

    3. Friends/opportunities to last a lifetime

    4. Strong alumni network (SMU has a VERY STRONG one!)

    5. Degree weight/worth/value

    6. Opportunity

    7. A GOOD job

    You will get ALL OF THOSE at SMU. Upon graduation I had no trouble getting job offers, particularly in Dallas and ALL THROUGHOUT Texas. The other 2 major cities that come to mind: Houston and Austin, I had DOZENS of offers and meetings from those areas lol. It just came down to where I wanted to live in the end, honestly lol. They were ALL good jobs! The "recognition/prestige' of being SMU alumni is almost UNMATCHED in Texas. If you plan to stay in Texas after graduation, you will be JUST FINE(trust me) lol.

    The friends i've met, made, and kept from my days from all background SES, racial(SMU is more diverse than you think), Greek or NON Greek, I have and will keep for a lifetime. I also PERSONALLY know 2 people who got into Harvard Law and 1 to Harvard Med from SMU undergrad.

    SMU pushes you to bring the best OUT OF YOU, work hard, do right, do well, carry/present yourself well and Pony Up!
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    University of Findlay

    • Findlay, OH
    • 723 reviews
    College Sophomore:University of Findlay is unique in the fact that it has weekend graduate programs which allow adults who are working to go back to school and not have to attend school 5 days a week like a traditional program. This can be extremely helpful for those that want to advance their education, but financially cannot do this through a traditional program.
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    Benedictine College

    • Atchison, KS
    • 481 reviews
    College Sophomore:The school has a great community and lots of stuff to do. There are people from all walks of life and you're sure to find some to get along with. The Philosophy and Theology departments are outstanding. What makes the school just OK is the low quality of its food and water (and I mean the stuff is BAD), an unfortunate number of unhelpful professors, and the minimal amount of care put into facilities.
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    University of Dallas

    • Irving, TX
    • 436 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love studying at the University of Dallas! The school's focus is definitely academics and community, and you can see it all over campus. No matter where you go on campus, there are little tables and chairs, big windows and good lighting. I love the discussions I get into on a daily basis with the people around me, whether I know them well or not. The campus is pretty, too. A bit old, having not been seriously renovated since its establishment in 1956, but nonetheless charming. I really like studying here. It suits my personality perfectly-- quiet, studious, and friendly!
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    Samford University

    • Birmingham, AL
    • 650 reviews
    College Sophomore:Student career prospects at Samford are great. The Career Development Centers works and talks with each student about their future after college.
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    University of Mississippi

    • University, MS
    • 1,835 reviews
    College Freshman:Class sizes are exactly how they should be, given the class. You have just as much access to the teacher as you want due to teachers' office hours
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    Northwest Nazarene University

    • Nampa, ID
    • 663 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love this school. I am part of the choir and orchestra. The community you will find here is amazing. I found myself calling it home after a couple of weeks.
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    Southeastern University

    • Lakeland, FL
    • 1,150 reviews
    College Junior:I truly have enjoyed being at Southeastern University. It has been such an honor and privilege to be a part of such a positive, encouraging and challenging school. By the time I graduate I feel that entering my profession will not be as difficult because I will have been prepared!
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