The Princeton Review just released its 2014-2015 annual college rankings in a variety of categories, and when it comes to the least religious students in the country, Vassar (below) takes the top spot.
Here’s where the schools rank:
The Least Religious Schools:
|1||Vassar College||Poughkeepsie, NY|
|2||Lewis & Clark College||Portland, OR|
|3||Pomona College||Claremont, CA|
|4||Reed College||Portland, OR|
|5||Bard College||Annandale-on-Hudson, NY|
|6||Bennington College||Bennington, VT|
|7||Sarah Lawrence College||Bronxville, NY|
|8||Skidmore College||Saratoga Springs, NY|
|9||Emerson College||Boston, MA|
|10||Bard College at Simon’s Rock||Great Barrington, MA|
In 2008, Vassar was only ranked 9. Way to improve your godlessness!
And here are your most religious schools:
|1||Brigham Young University (UT)||Provo, UT|
|2||Thomas Aquinas College||Santa Paula, CA|
|3||Wheaton College (IL)||Wheaton, IL|
|4||Hillsdale College||Hillsdale, MI|
|5||Gordon College||Wenham, MA|
|6||Grove City College||Grove City, PA|
|7||University of Dallas||Irving, TX|
|8||College of the Ozarks||Point Lookout, MO|
|9||Texas A&M University — College Station||College Station, TX|
|10||Calvin College||Grand Rapids, MI|
Where did these rankings come from?
Both lists are based on students’ answers to the survey question: “How religious are students at your school?”
Any surprises on the list?
I was a little thrown off that the colleges we tend to point to as super-religious — like Bob Jones, Liberty, or Regent — weren’t on the list, but for whatever reason they weren’t among the 379 schools included in the count.