Our daughter is receiving top scores on her AP exams and scored in the 98th percentile on her PSAT. As such, not a day goes by that we aren't getting "consider our college in your applications" letters and e-mails. What has amazed me is that even the schools that purport to be the best put the emphasis on areas that only a liberal could love.
For example, an e-mail from MIT states something to the effect of "we're not just for geeks." Wesleyan takes the cake though... the photos in their brochure were designed purely to emphasize "diversity." The first photo was a black woman dressed in full African regalia teaching a white woman to dance a tribal dance. Other full-page photos included a woman who looked more lesbian than K. D. Lang. They all emphasize their programs/majors in African-American studies and other ethnic-related educational programs. Don't kids major in anything actually useful or productive any more?