Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Liberty University NOT among The Best 373 Colleges in America

Several colleges and universities in Virginia were among The Princeton Review's list of The Best 373 Colleges in America.  Liberty University was NOT one of them.  Those making the list from Virginia were UVA, VA Tech, JMU, George Mason, The College of William & Mary, Hampton University, Hollins, Randolph College, Lynchburg College, and Sweet Briar College. 

While there are some surprise omissions on the list from the Commonwealth of Virginia, like Washington and Lee, Mary Washington, Old Dominion and even VMI.  What is very interesting is that three colleges within 25 miles of Liberty University (Randolph College, Lynchburg College, and Sweet Briar College) made the list. 

For the complete list, click here.

In all fairness, LU was also missing from The Princeton Review's 2011 list of Top 10 Party Schools as well.  The honor of the #1 Party School in America went to The University of Georgia.  Other notable categories where LU lost out were: 

Most Conservative Students – Texas A&M University (what was The Princeton Review thinking?!!!)
Most Liberal Students – Hampshire College (LU dodged a bullet there...) 
Most Politically Active Students – American University  (If I were LU, I'd appeal.  LU GOTV RULES!) 
Least Religious Students – Sarah Lawrence College  (I'm seeing and LU Mission Trip in the future)
Happiest Students – Brown University  (Hey, didn't that kid who wrote the book about his semester at LU come from Brown?) 
Lots of Race/Class Interaction– University of Miami  (Andrew Breitbart would just love it at The U!)
LGBT-Friendly – Emerson College  (LU Intervention Mission trip?) 
Top Stone-Cold Sober Schools – Brigham Young University  (that's definitely the Liberty Way)
Best Town-Gown Relations – Clemson University  (Com'on!  Didn't they see the tape?) 

Oh well.  There's always next year.


  1. U of Mary Washinton...my daughter's alma mater! Gu-REAT school...made it!

  2. The University of Richmond also made the list.

  3. Good thing I put up a link to the list. Sorry for the omitting U of R and (The University of) Mary Washington.