5 Conservative Colleges Worth Considering
Published : September 12, 2018
But all hope is not lost. There are universities still focused on educating their students in the history of the nation, providing them with great literature of the world, and developing the next generation into critical thinkers, ready to decipher and solve the complexities of the world’s issues.
Here are five of those universities worth considering.
5. Texas A&M
Of the nation’s public universities granting baccalaureate degrees, Texas A&M has shown itself to be one of the most socially and politically conservative. Students wanting to have the large campus feel without losing themselves in the process should consider heading to College Station, Texas. The Aggies are known for football, but there are more than 800 options for student organizations. The university seeks to “develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.” Within its six core values, the university pronounces integrity, respect, and excellence. Unique to the university is the Corps of Cadets, which has been training leaders in a military-style framework for more than 140 years and consistently leads the nation in commissioning ROTC cadets.
4. College of the Ozarks
Tucked away in Lookout, Mo., College of the Ozarks is a university like no other. Rather than encumber students with loans and debt, the college allows students to pay tuition costs by working in a college program. The 1,500 students can also participate in a summer work program to pay for room and board for the upcoming school year. The college demonstrates its devotion to hard work and developing Christ-like character in all students. College of the Ozarks seeks good students who do not have the financial resources to pay for a private, Christian, higher education.
3. Liberty University
Founded in 1971 by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University is on the mission of “Training Champions for Christ.” Whether the more than 100,000 students are on campus or taking online classes, Liberty University steeps its curriculum in God’s Word. The 15,000 in-residence students in Lynchburg, Va. attend weekly chapel and are encouraged to be active in campus life. Online coursework with Liberty University allows students from 81 countries to earn associate on up through doctoral degrees.
2. Patrick Henry College
Established in 2000, but steeped in its desire for history, Patrick Henry College follows a motto of Pro Christo et Libertate (for Christ and for Liberty). As a small, private college in Purcellville, Va., Patrick Henry grounds its students in the great books of Western Civilization and most importantly Biblical truth. The college focuses on seven majors: classical liberal arts, economics and business analytics, government, history, journalism, literature, and strategic intelligence in national security. An apprenticeship culminates a student’s education at the college. Students gain practical experience in top-level internships in Washington, D.C., just 50 miles away, and other locations around the country. Sharing residence with the Home School Legal Defense Association, Patrick Henry College matriculates 79 percent of its student body from a home school background.
1. Hillsdale College
Located in a Michigan city of the same name, Hillsdale College seeks to equip students for self-government, building citizens of character who will contribute to society for the better. The college’s 1,500 undergraduates receive a traditional liberal arts curriculum, pursuing the Good, True, and Beautiful. With dedication to civil and religious liberty, students are asked to think critically as they learn the Western philosophical and literary canon. It is little wonder that Justice Clarence Thomas likened Hillsdale to a “shining city on a hill.”