One of America’s Top Conservative Colleges

by Thomas More College on March 21, 2012

This week, the Young America’s Foundation announced that the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts was included among their top fifteen most conservative colleges in the country. This award is offered in the wake of several distinguished recognitions for the College, including being rated among the top 2% of all colleges and universities in educational quality, as well as being ranked as one of the most Catholic schools by First Things and the Washington, DC-based Cardinal Newman Society.
 
In its release, the Young America’s Foundation noted that colleges making their list “allow and encourage conservative students to explore conservative ideas and authors” and “they avoid trends in academe by continuing to study Western civilization.”

The Young America’s Foundation identified those institutions of higher education who are unafraid to introduce their students to conservative scholarship, and who engage in dialogue regarding key topics of interest to conservatives, including smaller government, free enterprise, and traditional values.  Most of all, they looked for those institutions that offer a core curriculum based on the time tested ideas of the West.

“Thomas More College is widely recognized for its Liberal Arts curriculum, which introduces students to the greatest books of Western civilization,” said Mark Schwerdt, Director of Admissions at Thomas More College.  “Students are guided through these works by accomplished faculty who are committed to the Catholic Faith and the search for truth.”

Dr. William Fahey, President of Thomas More College and personal assistant to one of the 20th century’s leading conservative thinkers, Russell Kirk, was pleased to receive this award.

“Thomas More College is honored to be chosen by the Young America’s Foundation as one of the top conservative colleges in America,” said Dr. William Fahey. “It is heartening to know that we are recognized and valued as one of the few colleges that continue to educate students in the best of the Western intellectual tradition.”

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