Christendom College has once again been ranked by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) as one of America’s Top Ten Conservative Colleges. The Herndon, Va. based group made the announcement late last week. This is the fourth consecutive year that Christendom has been recognized for its conservatism by the YAF.
“A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities,” YAF’s report states. “Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its ‘America’s Best Colleges’ edition. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Yet, U.S. News does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer.”
The list features institutions that “proclaim, through their mission and programs, a dedication to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students,” the report states.
According to the YAF, Christendom College offers an alternative to the liberal status quo, because it allows and encourages conservative students to explore conservative ideas and authors. Christendom avoids “trends in academe by continuing to study Western Civilization instead of straying toward the study of Marxism, feminism, sexuality, postmodernism, and other distractions that do not give students a complete understanding of our country, our culture, and its founding principles,” the report states.
“Every year, Christendom gets recognized and ranked by a variety of religious and secular sources,” says Director of Admissions Tom McFadden. “Most recently we were given the honor by the Cardinal Newman Society of being one of the most ‘joyfully Catholic’ colleges in America, and we are always ranked as one of Peterson’s ‘most competitive’ colleges. We are encouraged that those in the college ranking business have recognized what we at Christendom have known – for the past 30 years – that Christendom is one of the best Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.”
Other schools to make the Top Ten Conservative College list include Hillsdale College in Michigan, Liberty University in Virginia, and Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
For information visit Young America’s Foundation on the web at www.yaf.org.