If you are about to choose a perfect college and you want to attend one of the most conservative colleges in the Northwest (or you wish to avoid them), take a look at our list of the most conservative colleges in the Northwest. As defined by U.S. Census Bureau, the Northwestern United States is comprised of nine states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Political leaning of colleges often reflects the area where it is located; hence more conservative colleges are located in the South while colleges in the Northeast generally tend to be more liberal. Nevertheless, this did not stop us to find conservative colleges in this region of the U.S.
First of all, we want to explain what some of the traits of a conservative college are. They are typically politically right-wing. Conservative colleges are more strict and regimented than liberal colleges and students must follow strict rules. The rules include specific guidelines on physical appearances and conduct as well as less tolerance for alcohol and drug use. Many of the top conservative colleges are Christian colleges that promote Christian values. If you are devoted Christian or consider yourself a conservative, attending a conservative college should be a perfect choice for you. Your religious beliefs will probably be better accepted at conservative college and you are more likely to meet like-minded people who share your political, social and religious beliefs. A study showed that a lot of professors tend to lean towards the left with 50.3% identified themselves as liberals, 12.4% as far left, 11.5% as conservative and only 0.4% as far right. If you are expressing yourself as a conservative or far right, you should probably look for very conservative colleges where your knowledge will be evaluated by same-minded professors. If you are already thinking far ahead and aiming at specific jobs after your college, you can also take a look at our list of 10 Most Conservative Companies in America. For those who are on the far left side and want to avoid conservative colleges at all costs, this list can serve as a warning which ones to avoid in the Northeast.
In order to obtain data for this list of most conservative colleges in the Northwest, I have consulted Niche website which provides rankings of colleges according to various criteria, including how conservative certain college is. I’ve focused only on states which belong to the Northeast region of the U.S. and singled out those that are on top of the each list. Then, I checked other websites which rank colleges on this basis and narrowed down the choice on those that appeared most often. These websites include Princeton review list of 20 most conservative colleges, Best Colleges, CBS News and College View. Since majority of conservative colleges are Christian Colleges, I also explored most conservative colleges on Christian Universities Online website and added high ranked colleges from the Northeast region on our list as well. The King’s College, Grove City College and Thomas Moore College of Liberal Arts appeared most frequently at the top of the lists which is why they are ranked the highest. Other conservative colleges are rated without any special criteria. Also information about acceptance rate and SAT range is acquired from Niche and tuition fees from College View. I’ve decided to write about conservative policies which influence every day student’s life rather than if a certain college is politically conservative or not, since most of them are conservative. We hope that you will find the answers you need on our list of 10 most conservative colleges in the Northwest.