Skip to comments.Conservative Colleges: Cream of the Crop
Posted on 08/25/2005 6:48:08 AM PDT by PApatriot1
A top-notch college education no longer means four years of liberal indoctrination. According to the experts, schools that promote conservative values are among the nations best.
Which colleges made the list?
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My pop up blocker got busy over there.
I wonder where my alma mater would be on that list...
A niece of mine goes to Hillsdale. She loves it and my brother sleeps well at night.
My daughter graduated from Grove CIty as a math major. She began to chafe a bit at the "rules" about mid-way through her junior year, but agreed that she was protected from some of the horrendous pressures at other more "liberal" schools to drink, co-habit, or put up with room-mates who wanted to "entertain" while she wanted to study.
What she didn't realize at the time, I think, was that while she was mature enough to self-discipline, others on campus might not have been, and that the rules against drinking, etc. protected more vulnerable freshman away from home for the first time.
Now, long since graduation, I think she has found that her Grove City eduation prepared her in many more ways than just the fine academic eduaction for adult life, by preventing her from having very negative experiences during her college years.
Oooh - Grandpa keeps sending brochures for Hillsdale to daughter #1. Given her personality, I don't think it will happen, but she has a few years to go yet.
That's good to see. When the big employers start looking for these colleges instead of the Ivy League schools, perhaps things will begin to change. It may seem for awhile that the country is splitting into two seperate countries, but it's just a change over period. Things are actually getting back to normal after a long swing in only one direction. Schools and media should both be balanced.
If they're including the academies, Army, Navy, and Air Force should be the top three.
Yeah, I'm surprised Army and Navy aren't on there.
The Princeton Reviews list included 20 schools where students who were most nostalgic for Ronald Reagan could be found. Ranked at the top was Hillsdale College in Michigan followed by Grove City College in Pennsylvania and Brigham Young University in Utah. Other schools that made the list included the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Texas A & M College Station, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and Clemson University
We just dropped our son at Notre Dame U. The Prez was amazing. At Orientation he announced, to students and parents alike -- 'We believe sex is for marriage; you are out if caught. We believe alcohol abuse is not an excuse for actions, but rather a further poor decision. We believe in consequences for broken rules.' I was not expecting this, but we were so impressed. And they have separate men's and women's dorms -- who knew there were a few hold-outs?
My daughter is a freshman at University of West Alabama and although it is small (2600 students) they also have separate dorms for men and women (there are some mixed as well)...They also have a Baptist Student Union on campus and NO MUSLIM group like CAIR to spew hatred and promote radical beliefs. If this makes me politically incorrect for saying I'm happy there's no muslim group on her campus, SO BE IT! It is a cancer, not a religion and it will destroy America unless we shed the PC crap and start telling it like that radio host did in Washington DC...
Er.... University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)?
There are a few dozen Notre Dame's in the US alone I bet.
I know some real good conservative Catholics who went to Notre Dame, but its theology dept is pretty liberal at least, including the notorious Richard McBrien (http://www.ncregister.com/Register_News/062903_2.htm). Can't be as bad as BC though. And if you're not Catholic it might not matter as much.
I'm a Hillsdale alum, and I'm very proud of the alma mater. A good, solid liberal arts education that exposes students to a range of viewpoints (with conservative, free-market, traditional-values emphasis), and a good social life too.
Now if the football team were better...
I am a public high school teacher in Michigan, several of my former students are enrolled at Hillsdale. From what they tell me it's a great place. No crime, great civility, well-mannered folks who respect one another. I can't recommend it highly enough.
All the Hampsters I knew were conservatives and wild partiers.
I attend a community college, and I signed up for a class in Biblical literature. I figured it would be interesting.
I looked up the professor. Turns out, he teaches Gay and Lesbian literature too.
Great. School hasn't started yet, so I can still drop.
You and I pertty much agree here, and when I was there we were in a conference that was well over our heads, the GLIAC. I was one of the people campaigning for a return to the conference we had been in, the MIAA, which was composed of little liberal-arts colleges like Hillsdale (at least in that regard.) One of my regrets is that we were not able to pull that off.
As you can imagine, I kept a rather high profile while at Hillsdale. Ask about Worthing Hall, and my articles will likely come up. Fortunately, they seem to have shelved that awful Master Plan and opted for renovating the three remaining old buildings.
Why should a potential high school dropout who can catch a football and run with it (or a delinquent like Iverson who can play basketball) get a free college degree while the rest of us pay through the nose to send our kids to college.
Well, Hillsdale's academic standards never allowed that. Still, you field a team, you're supposed to win. Ours were bad, partly becaue we were playing schools like Wayne State with its 30,000 students that would just let anyone in.
Moving to a more appropriate conference would instantly improve the school's athletic program without compromising its academic standards. Taht's a good thing.
Just suggst that she make Grandpa happy by checking out the place. When I went there to do the tour was when I decided that Hillsdale was where I wanted to go.
And we had a lot of fun at Hillsdale. The social life can be terrific, if you are looking for that. If not, it's a great place academically, too.
I suspect that if she looks the place over, she'll give it serious consideration.
Moral Absolutes Ping.
Should interest those of you in high school, or with children, granchildren or other kids coming up that you're concerned about.
Not all institutions of higher learning are pits of vipers. Here's some info about some good ones.
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Which district are you in?
>>Texas A & M College Station<<
There's no such school. Its "Texas A&M University" and its located in College Station, Texas, but not by the name referenced.
Although she's very well liked,and often looked to as a leader, she's the kind of kid who doesn't like to strike out on her own - usually needs "a friend along". Yet she's been able to resist many of the social pressures that have come her way (so far). I think she'd be miserable at the school of choice for most in our area (UW-Madison).
When I was in YAF, I was friendly with some of the YAFers from there, including the then-Wisconsin state chairman, Robert E.A. P. Ritholtz. The YAFers were the founders of the alternative campus paper, the Badger Herald.
Jesuit schools are hotbeds of sex and drinking. There was considerably less of that when I attended the University of Chicago, which is a secular private school.
I love getting my Hillsdale newletter each month & I didn't even attend the college. I have no clue how I got on their mailing list, but I am please to be on it.
Yes, I am talking about Imprimis. Maybe I should return the favor & sign someone else up.
That would be great. It's a terrific publication, and not just because it comes from my alma mater. There is a spot in each issue where you can suggest people, and since it's free, how can you not do someone a favor?
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