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
    • 6,087 reviews
    Junior:Liberty is a great Christian university for those who are religious and non-religious alike. While the rules can feel a little overbearing at times, the main focus of the school is to cultivate well-rounded students with an acceptable education, critical thinking skills, and communication skills. Many activities available to students including a vast array of high level sports teams, concerts, recreation centers, a fitness center with the best equipment, all at a relatively affordable price. All individuals getting ready to earn a degree should seriously consider this university!
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    Brigham Young University - Idaho

    • Rexburg, ID
    • 5,240 reviews
    Freshman:I love BYU-Idaho! The campus isn't too small or too big; it's the perfect campus size. The university focuses on the students' growth not just personally, but also the growth that comes with involving themselves with others. The professors are great and the student life is nice. The environment in and out of the campus is safe, especially that the student housing is monitored. Students come from different parts of the country and of the world, having a good amount of international students, making the campus much diverse. The tuition fee is very affordable considering that it's a private university, and there are many opportunities inside and outside of the campus to learn, work, and have fun.
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    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    • Steubenville, OH
    • 724 reviews
    Sophomore:A fantastic education combined with a fantastic atmosphere make for a wonderful experience! Best programs are Theology, Catechetics, Education, and Nursing, but all of the programs are wonderful. Campus is very safe, with the city being less safe but not horribly dangerous. The only downside is that there is not much to do nearby, but Pittsburgh is 45 minutes away!
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    Brigham Young University

    • Provo, UT
    • 6,838 reviews
    College Junior:This has been a great college experience - it has offered me an insane amount of options compared to other universities, as far as major selection, teacher-student ratio and involvement, clubs, fine arts, community events, service and volunteer opportunities, and research and work experience. Regular on-campus events include weekly speeches from renowned leaders from all religions, institutions, causes, fields, and industries. This is THE place to be for anyone who wants an academically rigorous, culturally diverse experience (in spite of it being attended mostly by white kids) and the local and international connections that a large university has to offer, with the close-knit feeling of a small campus. It will prepare you well for the outside world if you take advantage of all of the resources it has to offer!
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    Bob Jones University

    • Greenville, SC
    • 941 reviews
    Junior:Overall, Bob Jones University is a great school! I have absolutely enjoyed my time here as a student. I am very excited about some of the recent changes and campus renovations that have gone on since I came as a freshman. The current president has a great vision for the university, and the student body as a whole has a very christ-like and family oriented atmosphere. The campus is gated and very safe, and the grounds are kept in pristine condition. It is really a lovely campus. The quality of education is second to none, and the professors genuinely care about the success of each and every student they teach. 5 out of 5 stars. I hope you will consider coming to BJU!
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    Maranatha Baptist University

    • Watertown, WI
    • 444 reviews
    Alum:My experience at Maranatha was a very delightful experience! I love the small, family like atmosphere. Everyone knows each other, the teachers know you by name. The small town for me was another plus. The facilities are wonderful. They are kept clean and up to date. I would totally recommend Maranatha to any young person who is looking for a great christian college to attend!
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    Biola University

    • La Mirada, CA
    • 2,028 reviews
    Junior:Biola is a Biblically sound, private Christian University. The people are extremely friendly and are usually God- fearing. Pretty much every professor is conservative and wants to get to know you on a personal level outside of the classroom. The campus environment is warm and welcoming, and it is very easy to make friends. Located in Southern California, Biola is close to many famous destinations like the beach, LA, and Disneyland! Dorm life is a major part of the campus community, but I am sure commuters are just as satisfied. I love Biola. The professors have taught me a lot about thinking Biblically about everything, the people are beautiful, the weather is great, and my friends are incredible. You should definitely check it out!
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    Texas A&M University

    • College Station, TX
    • 6,071 reviews
    Junior:What I like about Texas A&M is that everybody here shares school spirit no matter what your background is. This spirit helps you feel like you are a part of something from the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the moment you begin your education at the school itself. It is a great school to attend with countless people to help you over any and every obstacle you may face. I can't really think of anything to change, but definitely be prepared to change your wardrobe from various colors, to Maroon and White!
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    University of Northwestern - St. Paul

    • Saint Paul, MN
    • 664 reviews
    Sophomore:This college is an excellent choice for all students who love the conservative Christian outlook and environment! All faculty and staff are very supportive, and you are constantly meeting new people! Knowing that you have common ground with everyone on campus by believing in Jesus Christ, both professors and students encourage and uplift you while you are growing in your faith and in your studies!
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    Colorado Christian University

    • Lakewood, CO
    • 1,030 reviews
    Freshman:Colorado Christian University provides a safe, exciting, and generally caring community for college students. Their academic programs are phenomenal and their professors deeply care for all of their students. The students at CCU tend to be happy, upbeat, and friendly. From the moment you step on campus you feel invited and excited about the adventure awaiting you!
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    Oral Roberts University

    • Tulsa, OK
    • 1,232 reviews
    Sophomore: Classes are easy and teachers are nice! Of course there are some who aren't, but the nice ones are more prevailing. The only thing is if you transfer in anything be persistent about registrar's and admissions to actually let those credits transfer in. Also be aware that there is class fees they don't tell you about until you are half way in the semester and you can't register for next semester. So basically be prepared for "adulting" A LOT right off the bat(I mean its college so you had to know that was coming). Also make sure to get a whole bunch of scholarships so you can not fret about financial stuff and enjoy the college life and things like partyfestival,the random dancing events, and (if you live on campus) the brother-sister wing events(which are totally awesome and a great way to connect and socialize)! Also best meal plan to get is the 10 days a week and $350 sodexo bucks because it literally lasts you a semester and saga(cafeteria) is on and off good with food!
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    Freshman:Anderson University is a place where you can be you. Coming to AU I have made amazing friends who love the Lord just as much as I do! Here at Anderson University community is key! People are friendly, so don't worry about knowing anyone when you come because by the end of your first week here you'll know the whole campus.
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    Freshman:The campus is small enough that being late to a class is never an issue (unless you sleep through your alarm, which is more of a personal problem). The students are quite varied, but they're all friendly so feeling out of place will only last for a week, and the professors and staff are quite knowledgeable so the classes are challenging yet understandable. If I had to change one thing, it would be that the macaroni-and-cheese would taste less like blue-box mac and more like homemade mac.
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    George Fox University

    • Newberg, OR
    • 879 reviews
    Alum:Pros: The campus is pretty, academics are good, esteemed university, and "most" professors are great.
    Cons: Cliques, expensive, lacking diversity, shove religious views down your throat and if you don't agree your grade suffers yet the student portal is evidence of rampant drugs/sex/partying, no assistance with job placement if you are an Adult degree student, and the film program professors need to be fired - horrible favoritism, uncommunicative, arrogant, and just plain nasty!
    In summary, it's a good school IF you choose the right program, stay to yourself, and do NOT live on campus!
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    LeTourneau University

    • Longview, TX
    • 609 reviews
    Freshman:I love LeTourneau University! The small size allows me to be close with my professors. I know the head of the Mechanical Engineering department, and he often invites me and a few other students to visit his house down the street for Korean food, because he knows I love kimbab. I have gotten close with the people in my dorm. LeTourneau has challenged me, but also it has allowed me to be more comfortable in my own skin than I have ever been. I have grown spiritually, personally, professionally, and academically.
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    Cedarville University

    • Cedarville, OH
    • 979 reviews
    College Freshman:I love Cedarville! Immediately during getting started weekend my family was approached by a student. We just talked, and I got valuable info and a great new friend. It was one of many overwhelming, welcoming feelings on the campus that week. The unit mates in my dorm, Printy, are fantastic! Yes the rooms are small, but in such tight quarters the relationships one builds become very strong. I love my acadeic advisor. Not only is she honest about my options and what courses make the most sense for my major, but she is compassionate to my situation and willing to pray with me and give life advice as well. The professors are awesome and a majority of them are extremely helpful during office hours, and graciously willing to explain any subject or topic you're struggling with. Chapels are refreshing to my mind and spirit, especially with my hectic schedule. As a minority on campus, it's been fantastic to have MISO (Multicultural International Students Org) exist and I love the opportunity to be around other interesting and culturally different students on a campus that is predominately one ethnicity. One Voice has been fun to be a participate in and I appreciate that you only need to love worshipping your Lord and Savior. Oh, and Campus Christmas is the icing on the cake. It's literally magical! Overall, from Cedarvile's campus to its downtown, the sense of community, security, and Christ's love permeates through everything and everyone. Yep... I'm in love with my school! :D
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    Union University

    • Jackson, TN
    • 597 reviews
    College Sophomore:Union is the best. If I could choose any school in the country, I would still choose Union. The community at Union is unbelievable. The people are so inspiring, intelligent, loving, and accepting. My fellow students are among some of the most diverse and all around coolest people I have ever met. Teachers are wise and intentional with students. What makes Union unique is the fact that it is a Christian University with a high academic standard. It's different from other Christian universities because it encompasses Christianity into every class and subject -not just those classes that are specifically "bible classes". The academic challenges are great, the drive for excellence is apparent, and the Christianity love shared by all is undeniable.
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    Southern Methodist University

    • Dallas, TX
    • 1,350 reviews
    Freshman:SMU is not perfect, nor is any school, but I am so thrilled to be a part of the amazing community here. The campus is beautiful, the professors are world-class, and everyone actually wants to see each student succeed. I am a science student (which SMU is not known for) but I still find myself learning and being challenged as much as my friends at big STEM schools. The Cox business school is unparalleled, the Meadows art school is highly regarded, and a degree from SMU sets you up for a bright future. There is nothing like being so connected to campus through boulevarding (tailgating before football games, a very SMU-experience), being in the MOB (basketball student section), and having access to everything the school has to offer its students. I love SMU and am looking forward to another three amazing years here!
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    University of Findlay

    • Findlay, OH
    • 725 reviews
    Freshman:The campus is great! It's really safe due to the security officers and the emergency phones. The barns are amazing as well! And the Hazard Center is fantastic and is makes any ESOH major's dream come true. I'd like to see more trees on campus as well as more places on campus to recycle--most are pretty remote rather than scattered throughout campus. Also, if it went plastic and paper-free, or at least close to it, that would hugely impact the environment in a great way.
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    Benedictine College

    • Atchison, KS
    • 482 reviews
    College Junior:I am so happy to be attending Benedictine College! Given that I will be an adult when I graduate college, and I was an adolescent when I entered college, I firmly believe Benedictine College is where I will become the kind of adult I want to be. The formation and traditions at Benedictine really foster a great sense of community on campus.

    The curriculum is challenging and even the coaches acknowledge that academics come first. There is also a strong network of alumni who keep in contact with the college so I know I will be able to find a job after I graduate. Employers who currently have Benedictine alumni employed at their company, or attended Benedictine themselves, know the type of person who graduates from Benedictine College. At Benedictine, the focus is not only on forming one's mind but rather the focus is in forming the whole human person.
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    University of Dallas

    • Irving, TX
    • 438 reviews
    Senior:I like the strong academics at this university as well as the friendly and fun atmosphere in the community of students. There seems to be a place for everyone. The location of the school is excellent. It is situated in Irving Texas (which I love Irving!) and is 20 minutes outside of Dallas. The school offers a "once in a lifetime" study abroad experience in Rome, Italy. I highly recommend this study abroad program- you will not regret going to study and travel in Europe for a semester!
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    Samford University

    • Birmingham, AL
    • 652 reviews
    Freshman:Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at Samford. The classes have been small, so the professors can really work personally with you. They are challenging and it is definitely not easy to earn an A in most classes. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and it is great to look at. I love the fact that faith is taken extremely seriously in most activities and classes. However, I do not like the fact that there is barely any diversity on campus, and that there is a certain "type" of person that has to attend Samford. Most people are wealthy white people who have been spoiled their whole lives, and Samford continues to spoil them. Coming from a white, middle class family, this can be suffocating and sometimes makes me doubt my decision in attending this school. It is not a good feeling to be compared to everybody else because of your car or because you did not go to a private school. I cannot say that I am completely happy with my experience at Samford.
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    University of Mississippi

    • University, MS
    • 1,850 reviews
    Junior:Ole Miss is teeming with fantastic professors (although, like with most colleges, has room for improvement), and it's not difficult to find extra help when you need it, thanks to many opportunities for tutoring, the helpful professors, and the resources available. It's a bit pricey to attend, but the scholarships offered by the school take care of quite a bit of the tuition. The dining options are currently limited, due to renovations to the Student Union, but there are food options for every taste in the two cafeterias and the various mini-restaurants scattered around campus. Housing at the university is hit-or-miss: many of the dorms are traditional and in need of updates, however there are several new contemporary dorms. The parking situation for both on- and off- campus students is in serious need of improvements. And finally, athletics (particularly football) are a huge part of Ole Miss, and every fall weekend in the Grove is a massive party to show our love for our Rebs!
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    Northwest Nazarene University

    • Nampa, ID
    • 666 reviews
    College Senior:NNU is the perfect experience for myself and those around me. The community is easily the best part. I know that students of many backgrounds and personalities all find their place here. There are social events nearly every night, so I always have an opportunity to connect with my peers. I love the way NNU includes everyone!
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    Southeastern University

    • Lakeland, FL
    • 1,157 reviews
    Sophomore:I am an extension site student for Southeastern University (main campus located in Lakeland, FL) and it has been great! I have been able to learn what it means to be involved in ministry at a high-capacity church. In addition, I have consistently been taught on leadership as well as spiritual principles. The professors as well as the site staff are focused on the students' spiritual growth and their fulfilling their specific life callings. If not for this school program, I may not have had as much experience in ministry as I have had up to this point.
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