According to a recently published report from Niche, three Alabama universities are among the most conservative colleges in the United States.
The report ranks colleges and universities based on responses to questions asking students about their own political preferences and their opinions about the political leanings of other students.
Samford University, the University of Alabama (UA) and Auburn University all made it in the top 25, Samford coming in at 16th, UA at 20th and Auburn right behind it at 21st.
According to the report, the country's most conservative colleges are Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. The top nine most conservative colleges were all private schools, many religiously affiliated.
Among just four-year public universities, UA ranked 4th and Auburn 5th. The only other public schools ranked more conservative than Alabama's flagship universities were Utah State University in Logan, Utah, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.
UA also ranked 2nd in "Best Greek Life Colleges," 3rd in "College Athletics" and 4th in "Top Party Schools." Auburn ranked 14th in both "Colleges with the Best Student Life" and "Best College Campuses" and 16th in "Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences."
Niche also reloaded a report detailing the most liberal colleges in the United States. These included American University in Washington, D.C., Pace University in New York City and Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.
No schools in Alabama ranked in the top 25 most liberal schools, but Tuskegee University ranked 27th. No other school in Alabama made it on the list, which totaled 100 schools nationwide.
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