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CampusReform.org Provides Conservative Guide To US College Rankings

  First Posted: 09/03/10 02:14 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

This story comes courtesy of California Watch.

By Lance Williams

CampusReform.org says it was created "to give conservatives powerful new weapons in their fight for the hearts and minds" of American college students.

The group is spending the summer deconstructing, from bottom to top, U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the top 100 universities in the country.

The result is a political conservative's guide to colleges that, perhaps predictably, portrays American academia as a vast liberal wasteland. So far, the group has rolled out the bottom two-thirds of its list. When it comes to California campuses, the group has an upbeat view of Malibu's Pepperdine University, while the second-tier UCs are portrayed in terms that would make a Republican's blood boil. Below are excerpts. California Watch will circle back when the website gets around to rating Cal, Stanford and UCLA.

[Caption text courtesy of CampusReform.org as quoted by California Watch]

#99: UC Riverside
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From CampusReform.org:

"Subject to all of the institutionalization of leftist ideas … including specialized centers for specific student ethnic and gender groups … was the first school in the system to offer a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersexual and Transgender Studies. … College administrators … have argued that conservative views are inherently "negative" or "belittling." … UCR does not offer ROTC programs on campus. … Illegal immigrants may also receive in-state tuition – and a taxpayer-subsidized education."

Photo via Flickr: UCARTSblock.
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