Christendom College: One of Top Ten Conservative CollegesJanuary 15, 2009
Christendom College has once again been chosen to be a part of the Young America's Foundation's (YAF) 5th Annual Top 10 Conservative Colleges.
YAF's Top 10 is an exclusive list, which features institutions that proclaim, through their mission and programs, a dedication to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students.
The list aims to provide high school students with a ranking system based "on the overall experience that colleges offer," the YAF states on its website.
"Students who are interested in going to a college which does not bow down to today's political correctness should certainly pay special attention to this list," says Christendom's Admissions Director Tom McFadden. "Christendom is certainly a conservative college and we appreciate the fact that the Young America's Foundation has done its homework and seen the merit in what we offer our students. We are glad to be a part of the list."
"The original vision of Christendom lives today through the institution's devotion to Catholic theology and way of life. The core curriculum reinforces a Catholic worldview and teaches students to 'distinguish truth from error or distortion, and then to communicate truth accurately, effectively, and convincingly to others,'" the report states.
"This award recognizes the college's excellence in the passing on the richness of traditional wisdom for the students' intellectual and moral formation," Christendom's Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Snyder said. "Our faculty excites a vibrant spirit of living traditional values in the modern world."
According to the YAF, Christendom is among those schools, which offers "an alternative to the liberal status quo, because they allow and encourage conservative students to explore conservative ideas and authors. They offer coursework and scholarship in conservative thought and emphasize principles including smaller government, strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. Furthermore, they avoid 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."
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.
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