Baylor Among the Top Ten Religious Schools
Parents looking for the best college to send their kids — one that’s close to home — will be interested to know that Baylor University, the country’s largest Baptist college, has once again been listed 10th on the Princeton Review’s ranking of the most religious schools.
The list is based on student answers to a single survey question: “How much do you agree or disagree with the statement, ‘Students are religious on my campus’?”
This non-official measure seems to be one indication that Baylor Bears still see their classmates as pretty religious, even though the percentage of Baptist students at Baylor is dropping and the university’s leadership is less influenced by the state Baptist convention.
Baylor also ranked 12th for “Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution,” 17th for most conservative students and 12th “College Town Not So Great.” (Sorry Waco.)
For those who pick schools based on how UNreligious they are, Vermont’s Bennington College topped the least religious schools list, along with several others from the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.
No schools in Texas (or the South at all) made the list of least religious schools.
It’s important to know that the Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. Princeton Review is a for-profit company that specializes in preparing students to take the SAT and other college level standardized exams.