UC-Berkeley has long been known as a hotbed of liberal politics and more recently the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement has become a theater of protest violence in the Trump era. But these days, it’s not just Berkeley anymore. Colleges everywhere are making headlines for hyper-liberal student protests.
Some might say the phenomena began with UC Berkeley in February 2017, when right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on campus. A peaceful student protest erupted, ultimately inflicting $100,000 in damage to the campus.
And then at Middlebury College in March 2017, student protesters shut down a talk by Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, preventing him from speaking, and injuring the Middlebury professor who was with him.
WHERE ARE THE COLLEGE-AGED CONSERVATIVES?
Over and over again, this pattern has repeated itself. In April, demonstrators at Claremont McKenna College disrupted a speech by pro-police author Heather MacDonald. More recently, Bethune-Cookman University students booed, and walked out during Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech.
So where – in a sea of liberal-learning universities – are the college-aged conservatives? There probably aren’t too many at the schools mentioned above. But every year The Princeton Review compiles a list of the universities with the most conservative students, based on student surveys. Poets&Quants has compiled the most recent Princeton Review lists below.
Ranking The ‘Most Conservative Students’ From 2017-2014
|2017 Rank & School||2017 Rank||2016 Rank||2015 Rank||2014 Rank|
|Brigham Young University||1||5||9||15|
|Thomas Aquinas College||3||1||2||7|
|University of Dallas||4||6||5||6|
|College of the Ozarks||5||8||4||5|
|Grove City College||6||2||3||3|
|United States Naval Academy||9||9||15||10|
|United States Air Force Academy||10||NR||NR||19|
|United States Coast Guard Academy||11||NR||16||11|
|Wheaton College (IL)||12||NR||14||14|
|United States Military Academy||13||7||13||8|
|Texas A&M University – College Station||14||4||1||2|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette||15||NR||NR||NR|
|Angelo State University||16||NR||NR||NR|
|University of Dayton||19||NR||NR||NR|
|Kansas State University||20||NR||19||18|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||NR||10||6||12|
|Catholic University of America||NR||16||NR||20|
|University of Nebraska – Lincoln||NR||17||NR||NR|
|Ohio Northern University||NR||18||NR||NR|
|University of North Dakota||NR||19||NR||NR|
|University of Oklahoma||NR||20||NR||NR|
|Angelo State University||NR||NR||18||16|
Source: The Princeton Review