TCU ranked 13th on The Princeton Review’s “Most Conservative Students” list. Star-Telegram archives
TCU ranked 13th on The Princeton Review’s “Most Conservative Students” list. Star-Telegram archives

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TCU, Baylor rank high on ‘Most Conservative Students’ list

July 31, 2017 07:20 PM

UPDATED July 31, 2017 10:58 PM


TCU and Baylor have two of the most conservative student bodies in the country, according to The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings survey, which the college prep company released Monday.

Both schools made the survey’s “Most Conservative Students” list. Baylor ranked 10th, while TCU was No. 13.

The University of Dallas, a small Catholic university in Irving, ranked No. 1 on the list.

TCU also made the survey’s list of “Most Politically Active Students” at No. 14. (Columbia University in New York City was No. 1).

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The conservative Young Americans for Freedom group has had a presence on the Fort Worth campus for several years. In November, the group hosted conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who blasted TCU officials over the university’s decision to appoint a high-ranking diversity official.

The diversity position came about after three students sent campus administrators a demands list seeking more faculty diversity and sensitivity training.

Also, in January, hundreds of students marched on campus in protest of President Donald Trump’s travel ban restricting immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.

TCU also ranked high on the “Best College Dorms” list, at No. 3, and on the “Lots of Greek Life” list, at No. 7, one spot ahead of SMU.

The Princeton Review’s survey polled 137,000 students at 382 colleges across the country, asking them to rank their schools on a variety of different categories. Most of the categories are whittled down to top-20 lists.

Below are some other highlights from the survey — full explanations of each ranking can be found here.