There is a small number of conservative colleges in the United States. Many feature lower tuition, non-tenured faculty, emphasis on merit, and conservative student bodies. Examples include:
- Grove City College - 600 students per grade, the finest conservative college in science-related fields and business; strong sports programs; maintains a 50%-50% male-female ratio
- Patrick Henry College - 80 students per grade, the finest conservative college for debate, good political connections for internships when there is a Republican President
- Liberty University - 3000 students per grade and over 50,000 students overall; "the largest and fastest growing Christian Evangelical university in the world"; strong sports programs
- Thomas Aquinas College - 90 students per grade, highest SAT scores of conservative colleges (particularly verbal); rigorous "old books" curriculum with only one major; many grads join religious orders
- Christendom College - 100 students per grade, the entire school participates in the annual March for Life; good proximity to D.C.
- Franciscan University at Steubenville - at 600 students per grade, it is the largest conservative Catholic college; 60%:40% women-to-men ratio
- King's College in New York City - 60 students per grade, located in the Empire State Building; reportedly attracts less conservative students
- United States Coast Guard Academy - more Christian than most Christian colleges
- Ave Maria University - increased to 300 students per grade; many scholarships, particularly for veterans; located in a remote area of southern Florida
- Bob Jones University - Republican presidential candidates speak here to win support in South Carolina; long tradition of welcoming homeschoolers
- Pensacola Christian College - in the heart of one of the most conservative areas in the nation, the Florida panhandle
- Hillsdale College - known for its free-market economics department
- Newberry College - welcomes homeschoolers on its website and is located in conservative South Carolina
- Brigham Young University - the largest private university in the nation with more than 30,000 students, this college has several branches and is affiliated with the Mormon Church
- Benedictine College - 460 students per grade, located in Kansas
- Evangel University- a private Christian university affiliated with the Assemblies of God; located in Springfield, Missouri.
- University of Dallas - 300 students per grade, a Catholic school not quite as traditional as others on this list
- Augustine College - located in Ottawa, Canada, its motto is "credo ut intelligam" ("I believe in order that I may understand")
- Oral Roberts University - located in the Bible Belt, in Tulsa, Oklahoma
- University of Chicago - associated with 85 Nobel Laureates, birthplace of the Chicago school of economics (a school of thought, not a program) which rejects Keynesian theory.
The Princeton Review also lists these colleges as conservative, but there are reasons to doubt that claim:
- Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney, Virginia)
- College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri)
- Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) - leads some Bible translation projects, including the NIV, the discredited TNIV, and a new one in progress
- Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, California)
- ↑ http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/PA/Grove_City_College.html
- ↑ Grove City College, like Hillsdale College, is free from onerous Title IX regulations because it declines all federal funding.
- ↑ Each year students from Patrick Henry College win first place in national and even international debate contests.
- ↑ Maintains a 50%-50% male-female ratio, with a significant percentage becoming clergy.
- ↑ http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/OH/Franciscan_University_of_Steubenville.html
- ↑ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/20/nyregion/20metjournal.html?_r=3
- ↑ One caveat: Hillsdale teaches the theory of evolution as though it were true.
- ↑ This figure includes undergraduate and graduate students.
- ↑ http://encarta.msn.com/college_article_ConservativeColleges/Top_10_Politically_Conservative_Colleges.html