By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Conservative parents have long lamented that their impressionable young college age students will be bombarded by a sea of liberalism when in college or university and return home as just another liberal ideologue. That your progeny will go to college and be indoctrinated into becoming a stark raving mad socialist in an Obama t-shirt is apparently not a major concern with Auburn University. According to the latest edition of the’ Princeton Review’, Auburn is the fifth most politically conservative college in the nation. Auburn University is the only college in Alabama to make the top ten.
The Princeton Review is based on surveys of 122,000 students at 377 colleges and universities around the country. Texas A&M, the alma mater of Texas Governor Rick Perry, and a new Southeastern Conference member is ranked as the most conservative college in America. They are followed by Hillsdale College.
Other institutions of higher learning that made the list include Thomas Aquinas College, Hampden-Sydney College, the United States Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the College of the Ozarks, the University of Dallas, and Grove City College.
Bard College in New York is ranked as the most liberal college in America by the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review is an annual publication that ranks 377 of the nation’s colleges and universities according to 60 different categories.
Auburn University also has been recently declared on of the most veteran friendly colleges and Universities in American by GI Jobs Magazine.
Auburn University is in the City of Auburn in Lee County. Auburn has an enrollment of 25,469 and has an enrollment that is 51% male and 49% female. 54.2% of incoming freshman in 2011 were from Alabama. 14.2% were from the state of Georgia. The Auburn student body is 81.5% Caucasian, 7.4% African American, 2.6% Hispanic, and 2.2% Asian. The average Auburn freshman has an ACT of 26.9 and a H.S. GPA of 3.78.