If you’ve been following the news, you know that this fall’s presidential election is slated to be just as—if not more so—heated than the 2008 election showdown between Barack Obama and John McCain.
For many prospective college students, they want to feel comfortable having opinions and certain beliefs on their college campuses, whether these perspectives are liberal or conservative in nature. On the other hand, many prospective students have no opinions and just want to stay apathetic—this position is valid, too.
That’s why we’ve compiled two lists of rankings: one featuring the Most Liberal Schools according to students, and the other the Most Conservative Schools.
Topping the Most Liberal Schools list is Smith College in Massachusetts. One thing that might make Smith a liberal school is the fact that it’s in a “blue state” (Massachusetts typically votes Democratic in the elections). According to College Prowler reviews, conservative students have a tough time getting their voices heard on this campus.
Also, since studies have shown that women are more likely to be liberal/democratic than men, the fact that Smith is a liberal arts college for women also strengthens this ranking.
When it comes to Most Conservative Schools, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah tops the College Prowler rankings, which is no surprise considering that Utah is one of the top 10 most conservative states. But one thing students say dominates the school more than politics is Mormonism.