Conservative Group Ranks TMC Among Top Conservative Schools

by Thomas More College on March 16, 2010

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2010
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21

(Merrimack, New Hampshire)—The Virginia-based Young America’s Foundation recently recommended the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts as one of the nation’s top conservative colleges in its six annual “Top Conservative Colleges” list.

Commenting on the list, Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson explained, “Given the liberal bias in higher education today, it is critical that we make these recommendations.  We want conservative students and parents to be well informed before they make this important decision.”

Young America’s Foundation publishes its Top Conservative Colleges list annually for students and parents to aid in their college searches.  The sixth annual list is based on criteria developed by Young America’s Foundation.  A conservative college must: “proclaim, through its mission and programs, a dedication to maintaining and strengthening the conservative values of its students.”  In addition, the listed institutions provide a holistic conservative experience in which conservative students are comfortable and able to grow.    

Thomas More College president, Dr. William Fahey, said “Thomas More College is honored to be chosen by the Young America’s Foundation as one of the top 14 conservative colleges in America.  At Thomas More College, we carefully guide our students through the best that has been written and said throughout the history of Western civilization.  Not too long ago, all institutions of higher education were committed to offering such an education.  It is heartening to know that the Young America’s Foundation has recognized Thomas More College as one of the few colleges that continue to educate students in the best of the Western intellectual tradition.”

Thomas More College maintains a policy of only inviting political candidates to its campus who respect the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of life. Invited guests in the past have included Sen. Sam Brownback, former Reagan Press Secretary Patrick J. Buchanan, and Rep. Ron Paul, who spoke with students during past presidential campaigns.

Political science classes at Thomas More include the study of such key thinkers as Aristotle, Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, Friedrich Hayek, Eric Voegelin, Russell Kirk, Wilhelm Röpke, Edmund Burke, and Richard Weaver. Thomas More College graduates have interned with a variety of pro-family organizations and volunteered for conservative candidates, while a recent alumnus won the Republican nomination for mayor of Atlantic City, N.J.

Students regularly attend the March for Life in Washington, meetings of local conservative organizations, and talks by visiting presidential candidates. The College’s Writer-in-Residence, Dr. John Zmirak, is also editor in chief of Choosing the Right College, published by the conservative intellectual organization Intercollegiate Studies Institute, whose first president was William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts provides a four-year undergraduate education which develops young people intellectually, ethically, and spiritually in the Catholic tradition and in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.   Thomas More College introduces its students to the central questions of Western civilization – and to the Church’s response.  It teaches skills in reasoning, speaking, and writing that will allow its graduates to become faithful leaders according to the individual vocations which God has given them.


 If you would like to schedule an interview with President William Fahey, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308 or by email at

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