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Princeton Review ranks most and least religious schools
A survey listing the nation's most religious colleges revealed some surprises.
August 19th, 2011
11:53 AM ET

Princeton Review ranks most and least religious schools

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) - Bennington College students recently learned that their Vermont school had received an honor that some might consider dubious: They attend the least religious college in America, according to an annual educational survey.

Bennington’s selection was part of an intriguing national survey listing the Top 5 colleges in the U.S. for most and least religious students.

The survey is part of a larger study conducted by the Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based educational services company, for its new book, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 edition.”

Princeton Review interviewed 122,000 students at 376 top colleges to rate their schools and describe their campus experiences. Some of the categories included: Top colleges for “Most Conservative/Most Liberal Students,” “Best Professors,” and “Great Financial Aid.”

The survey’s questions about religion, though, caught our attention.

The 5 colleges with "most religious students” were: Brigham Young University, which is Mormon, in Utah; Hillsdale College in Michigan; Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic school in California; Wheaton College, an evangelical school in Illinois; and Grove City College, an evangelical school in Pennsylvania.

The 5 colleges with “least religious students” were: Bennington College; Reed College in Oregon; Bard College in New York; Vassar College and Sarah Lawrence College, both in New York.

Robert Franek, author of "Best 376 Colleges," says the survey’s method for determining a college’s religiosity was simple: The Princeton Review just talked to students.

“We wanted to hear from whom we consider the college experts - current college students,” he says. “Those are the folks who are the real experts.”

Franek says students were asked if they strongly agreed or strongly disagreed that other students on campus were religious. Students were asked to give their answers on a five-point scale. The results were used to tally the book’s ranking lists of the top 5 finishers in each religious category.

- CNN Writer

Filed under: Christianity • Culture wars • Education

soundoff (1,058 Responses)
  1. JD

    They simply just asked the students? This article is horrible. Why didn't they ask the students at Ave Maria College or Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH? Ave Maria had a town build just for it and is deeply religious.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
    • LinCA

      @JD

      You said "They simply just asked the students? This article is horrible."
      The article is merely reporting on "research" that the Princeton Review published. Princeton Review also publishes an annual list of party schools. Their methods for gathering the "data" upon which they base their results, has been heavily criticized.

      I don't think they do it for the scientific value. I suspect it's an ongoing publicity stunt to help drive traffic to their website and help them sell their products.

      August 20, 2011 at 12:10 am |
  2. blessedgeek

    What is the difference between being SPIRITUAL and RELIGIOUS? I don't see the difference. Significant portion of the population admit to being "spiritual but not religious". That is a bollock. Being spiritual is simply being religious on your own terms. Stop playing with words. Just like many devout Buddhists and Evangelical Christians would say, "Mine is not a religion, it's a way of life." Bollocks.

    Just admit it, "I'm religious." Stop redefining the word "religious".

    August 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  3. Anna

    I don't get it. There is no point in having a "Most/Least Religious Colleges" list. People will choose whichever college is best for them, and whether that college is religious or not is their own business–why bother with an article about it?

    August 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
    • John Richardson

      Because some people will want a religious college and others will want a secular one.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Martin T

      You would be surprise at the number of parents who ask me every year about religion on campus. Some are looking for a very strict religous school, while others want nothing to do with a school that requires religion classes. It's a matter of taste, I suppose.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  4. Joe

    Funny how the Communist News Network would be looking for the least religious colleges!

    August 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
    • Martin T

      JOE, what's wrong with finding the least religious school? I have worked at both religious and non-religious colleges, and I PROMISE you the ones that are least religious are by far the better places to work, at least for me.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  5. Jason Atwood

    Excuse me CNN, that picture you are using is of MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. That is Battell Dormitory where I lived a while back.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
    • Abe

      Stock photo. Haha

      August 20, 2011 at 3:06 am |
  6. Kate

    Um, what the hell does college students playing quidditch have to do with most/least religious? Wouldn't it make more sense to have pictures of students discussing the bible?

    August 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  7. David

    What is fascinating is that most Atheists have read and studied the Bible more than so called Christians ever have. Read The Bible: The fastest way to become an Atheist.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
    • Paula

      I have read the Bible. I am a Christian. I know it well. Atheists probably study the Bible so much because they have no faith and look for answers and reason in everything. They search for contradictions or reasons to not believe and try to broadcast to others to distort their faith and beliefs. They rely on their own insight and understanding, what you shouldn't do as noted in Proverbs 3:5. We are not all knowing as God. Atheists also tend to believe they are wise in their own eyes in Proverbs 3:6. I pray for those who have no faith.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
    • AGuest9

      Why would you bother praying for those who neither want, nor need it?

      August 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Nostradamus

      Paula did you read anything else? ... like scripts thousands years before the bible that talked about virgin births and resurrections after 3 days ... and the mythological connections didn't strike you as just another fool's story? ... i know your book says don't believe anything else before or after to protect its place in history, but just as you would read greek mythology and have incredulous thoughts about multigods ruling the earth water and the undergrounds, those who are not stuck on your wavelength, read your mythology and think how anyone in their right minds could ever fall for those idolatric stories ... your belief in your creationist god is as unfathomable as an adult looking up the chimney and feeling the power of Santa Clause in them ... does the power of Santa Clause compel you? if not, i pray for you and i will set up missionaries all across the globe to make sure that the rest of the lost souls also find Santa Clause within them ... let's first begin with donations; only from your heart and soul, and because of your kindness ... no other agenda ... Santa Clause loves you my dear ... he has touched my heart so I know he exists ... and I want you to believe in Santa Clause as well so you don't have to burn in hell ... i want to save your soul my child ... come pray with me ...

      August 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • LinCA

      @David

      You said "What is fascinating is that most Atheists have read and studied the Bible more than so called Christians ever have. Read The Bible: The fastest way to become an Atheist."
      I'm not sure it's the fastest way. After a while it's pretty hard to keep at it. It is definitely one of the surest ways.

      August 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
    • fred

      Aguest9
      Nostradomus
      Since you are both well versed in the Bible you certainly are aware that the only unpardonable sin is rejecting God. Allong with that is causing the little ones to stumble (those new in their faith). This is why we pray for you. It is one thing to not believe and reject God it is another to lay in ambush for the innocent ones that come to this site thinking it is for believers.
      I thought my faith was strong but I had do a lot of extra prayer just to avoid getting pulled into the Atheist world where there is no truth outside what you can see and touch. But, it all gets back to first book of the Bible. The evil one used that same trick thousands of years ago................did God really say that...........and doubt in Gods very Words was all it took.

      August 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA,
      My guess is that this is Linda from California, home of the history book revisionists. I can't wait to see the new text books that children ages 5 an up must now read which glorify the achievements of gay. It did not take long from the time they kicked Jesus off the history books to replace it with glorified $exual scientific gods. So please tell me which was worse history books where the private $exual life of the person was never mentioned or books that now intentionally brainwash young minds. Are you only opposed to brain washing when someone voluntarily can choose to go to church and hear it or when you are forced to sit in a public classroom ?

      August 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      You said "LinCA, My guess is that this is Linda from California"

      <sarcasm>
      You figured that out all by yourself? You didn't cheat and have an atheist help you? Well, I'm guessing that "fred" stands fro Frank Red. Am I close?
      </sarcasm>

      FYI, LinCA doesn't stand for Linda from California.

      You said "home of the history book revisionists. I can't wait to see the new text books that children ages 5 an up must now read which glorify the achievements of gay. It did not take long from the time they kicked Jesus off the history books to replace it with glorified $exual scientific gods. So please tell me which was worse history books where the private $exual life of the person was never mentioned or books that now intentionally brainwash young minds. Are you only opposed to brain washing when someone voluntarily can choose to go to church and hear it or when you are forced to sit in a public classroom ?"

      I can't wait for the day that the US outlaws home schooling and private religious schools and recognizes religious indoctrination of children for the child abuse that it is.

      It's about time we relegate the christian and all other gods to their proper place. They belong in the history books as the delusions of simple minds.

      August 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA
      Looks like I am making progress as you are willing to put us back in the history books !

      As to delusions, how do know it is not the atheist that is deluded. Science has the atheist under its spell. Christians have seen the revelation of God (right or wrong) and the limits of science. Atheist cannot see the limits of science or revelation of God. If you see the limits of science you see the limits of atheism. Agnostics see the limits of science and the limits of atheism. I would think you are more of an agnostic.

      August 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
    • LinCA

      fred

      You said "Looks like I am making progress as you are willing to put us back in the history books !"
      Right where you belong. Along side the people that believed in the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Mayan and other gods.

      You said "As to delusions, how do know it is not the atheist that is deluded. Science has the atheist under its spell. Christians have seen the revelation of God (right or wrong) and the limits of science. Atheist cannot see the limits of science or revelation of God. If you see the limits of science you see the limits of atheism. Agnostics see the limits of science and the limits of atheism. I would think you are more of an agnostic."

      As I've told you before, I'm not trying to disprove the existence of any gods, as that is not possible. I am merely showing that believing in the existence of any god isn't rational or reasonable.

      It isn't about what I don't know, or can't know. It's about what believers should know, yet refuse to even consider. It is fundamentally unknowable whether there are any gods. There isn't any evidence even suggesting there are any. Believing they exist, without any evidence in support, isn't reasonable.

      There tend to be 2 basic "flavors" of atheism. These are characterized by one of the following conditions: Believing there is no god, or Not believing there is a god. The former can be construed as a belief as there is a claim made without providing evidence in support. The latter is simply a complete lack of belief.

      While there is a difference, that difference is very small. Both positions are based on the fact that there is, as of yet, no evidence that there is a god. The stunning lack of evidence for any god in thousands of years worth of scientific records, validates to an enormous degree the former of the two positions.

      The latter is the default, scientific, position. There simply is no reason to assume otherwise. There isn't a single theory that includes a god, that isn't equally (in)valid when the "god" is substituted with any other mythical being or force. Pink unicorns, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and, my new favorite, Bob the Magical Blue Sock are equal to any god. Because there isn't any evidence these creatures exist, to assume that they do isn't rational or reasonable.

      So, yes, technically, I'm agnostic.

      August 20, 2011 at 12:03 am |
    • fred

      LinCA
      That was about the best explaination I have heard regards two types of Atheism. Thanks

      August 20, 2011 at 12:40 am |
  8. *frank*

    "Which schools have the most accomodating and shameless sluts?" is the real question.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • Jeff

      Now THAT is a good question.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • Lairbear

      LMAO!

      August 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
    • Ryan

      I nominate Texas Tech! Any seconds?

      August 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  9. It's all Mythology

    The whole thing is just folklore anyway, if people actually followed what was written in the bible originally they would be just as dangerous as the Taliban. There is no difference between Greek mythology and Christian mythology. Living by these 2000 year old mythologies in today’s nuclear world is absolutely absurd. Science answers questions, religions just make up answers.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • cameronjnielsen

      Science answers how, Religion answers why. They are answers to two different questions. The dichotomy you see is your own opinion.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Jeff

      There is no "why"; It just is.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • Mel

      Cameron, religion doesn't answer diddly-squat. "Goddidit" is not an answer to anything, much less an answer to a "why" question. Science does answer any why question that is answerable. If science cannot answer a why question, it has been the case 100% so far that nothing else has an answer either, and there's no reason to think this will change anytime soon in any foreseeable future.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • iminim

      The nature of religious belief makes it unproveable. The existance of a deity cannot be disproven either. Whether one chooses to believe in a "higher power" or not is one of personal choice. Whether someone is tolerant and respectful of the belief/nonbelief of others is an indication of his/her open-mindedness.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
    • Jon

      If you can tell me how science answers the creation of life, the universe, coherent thought, etc then go ahead. so far all i know is that evolution (the science answer) has been widely proven as a laughable theory. To each there own, imo, but those who don't want to be preached at, preach at others.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
    • One Nation Out From Under God

      Philosophy – Questions that may never be answered. Religion – Answers that may never be questioned.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
    • cmills88

      @ Jon

      It seems you've been horribly misinformed about evolution. It is not "laughable;" in fact, there is a huge mountain of evidence to support it. To the contrary, there is *no* evidence to support creationism...er, I mean, "intelligent design."

      August 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
    • AGuest9

      People like Jon are the reason I will need to stay vigilant long after my children graduate to make sure that they are not poisoned by the "science" of the religious zealots, but so to that my future doctors are not, as well!

      August 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Martin T

      @ Jon, did you even go to college, did you graduate from high school? I ask because if you did not go to college, I encourage you to sign up for an entry level biology class or even perhaps a decent comparative religion class. I also encourage you to read some books on the subject of evolution, even if you can't understand some of the science, there are some pretty good books that break it down for the common man. Dawkins does a pretty good job in several of his books.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      cameronjneilson.. religion does not answer why.why are there earthquakes, floods cancers .. i think the answers come from science..you can invoke a supernatural reason if you want but its not the truth just an opinion

      August 20, 2011 at 12:48 am |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Jon..there is so much evidence for evolution you need to catch up with the rest of humanity and read about it..it will have things like evidence and other such alien concepts but there you go..cant keep things like that in the dark for ever..What science is currently debating is abiogenisis which is still a mystery, but to say god did it and move on to the next question would be a cop out .. Evolution does not require a hand of a god to direct it, so the smart money is on a similar outcome to that question.

      August 20, 2011 at 1:35 am |
  10. Tallgrass05

    The USA abandoned God and as a result is on the decline? Please do read up on world history. Which of the hundreds of gods humans have invented did we abandon. What religious believers really fear is that their beliefs are becoming irrelevant.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • Adam

      Oh really? Theists are afraid because they've gone from 99.9% of human population to 98% of human population? Get a clue. People have shown to be too smart to fall for the ridiculous notion that A. the universe is either eternal or came from nothing B. Morality is a figment of our imagination C. And also, despite the aforementioned, religion is objectively immoral.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • Lairbear

      I'm spiritual not religious.
      I do believe in something greater than self and will continue to do so, even if my beliefs are those of the Kemetic faith.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • JustJosh

      Uh, Adam, religious people *do* in fact believe the universe came from nothing... by way of a god which came from nothing. You simply add a step.

      August 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Jon

      True believers in God don't believe their faith has become irrelevant by any means. But we realize that we are under pressure from society as it continues to change.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
    • Gordon

      And China is embracing Jesus and Christianity and that's why they're on the rise?

      August 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Jon.. what has happened is that education has improved our understanding of the world,and the ancestral and ancient ways we looked at the world.. through gods.. who looked after us as we tried to learn to understand the world are no longer relevant. You understand the seasons and reasons for them, why we have earthquakes and comets..what the aurora is, what thunder and lightning is and what causes it. The bible told us nothing that humanity had already known, it did not give answers because it was based on the knowledge base that existed at the time. You can believe that it was god who told you love your neighbor ..but that had existed before or society would have broken down long before JC came to town.

      August 20, 2011 at 1:01 am |
  11. It's all Mythology

    This blog is just as sheltered form reality as Fox news views.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
  12. Conservative

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14583201

    USA has abandoned God and look at the results. US and Europe are a shadow of their former power they once had in the early 1900s and 1800s.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
    • Nostradamus

      when America found God in 1492, they wiped a whole a lot of Native Americans ... is that the glory era of 16 17 18 19th century you reminisce? i rather struggle in equality and justice than live in power and abuse the rest ... but that kind of morality seems to be misread in your book ... so sad that it is preached in it, but not followed ...

      August 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
    • JustJosh

      So... Is China imposing god at the same rate we're phasing it out?

      August 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
    • cmills88

      In relative terms, not absolute terms. Overall, the U.S. and Europe are much better off than they were before 1900.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  13. lady leo

    @ objective responder, know what your talking about before you write.historically african american schools do not discrimate and except people of all races. i know this for a fact because my grandaughters good friend went to one and she is irish. also the teaching staff have always been all diffrent races.read john hope franklin book mirror to america and you will understand why we have black colleges.

    August 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  14. NED FLANDERS

    gosh these new yorkarinos are such a bunch of godless jackaninnys, its no wonder the state of the country, god has all but disappeared from one of the most influential states its just a shame shame shame. diddly

    August 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
    • Homer

      Stupid Flanders

      August 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
    • WhySoSerious

      Whoever you are, wherever you live.... I love you both. <3

      August 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • Nelson

      HA! HA!

      August 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • truthandbeauty

      God loves you for your racist name calling. Or?

      August 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • WhySoSerious

      I'm sorry but, racist? .......... WHAT?!?

      August 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • One Nation Out From Under God

      God can never disappear, it never was.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  15. nwatcher

    Really? Religious schools are more religious than state/secular schools. Go figure – any grant or fed $ go into this survey?
    Any athiest schools?

    August 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  16. Adam

    Theists have a logical and scientifically sound explanation for the universe's cause, and they get labeled unscientific.

    While atheists are backed into saying the universe is either eternal or uncaused (both totally unsupported by the scientific data we've observed and learned to date), and they trumpet the science card.

    Pretty incredible. Literally.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
    • MCA

      "Theists have a logical and scientifically sound explanation"

      Hahahahahahahahaha. You got me.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
    • Adam

      Congratulations on having no substantive response.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
    • MCA

      Your comment doesn't deserve a substantive response. Come back when you can prove god exists, k? Or did you forget that little thing called 'burden of proof'?

      August 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
    • Kessei

      I agree wholeheartedly. I don't understand why it's so hard for people to accept that the world came into being when the frost giants rammed a spear into the Great Mother's stomach and the contents of her womb poured forth. It's just so obvious from what science tells us about the origin and nature of the universe.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
    • Adam

      We can't "know" anything. We can't prove the external world is real for instance. Or that the universe wasn't created 5 mins ago with an appearance of age. We have to go on evidence and form reasonable beliefs. And there is good evidence to believe in God's existence. The existence of morality is the best evidence for God's existence in my opinion. Christianity exceeds the burden of proof by the evidence of Old Testament prophecies, the historical Jesus, the first-hand eyewitnesses of Jesus post mortem (viewed by believers, non-believers, and even enemies of Christ) and Christianity's rise under the sword of tyranny.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
    • MCA

      ...Not sure if trolling or just dumb.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • flbrnt

      To put God in the picture changes nothing. Either God is eternal or uncaused-so you are at the same point as the atheists. The only difference is that you believe it because somebody told you so. Very "scientific".

      August 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • Adam

      No. If God is eternal he doesn't need a cause. The universe would need to be eternal for it to be uncaused. Scientific evidence shows the universe, even time itself, had a beginning point.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
    • Adam

      The argument is everything that has a beginning has a cause. The universe had a beginning so therefore needs a cause. God does not have a beginning so therefore does not need a cause.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • Nostradamus

      historical Jesus, lmfao ... show me any historical evidence of jesus ... let's start with his remains ... they don't exist - your explanation, he rose to the heavens ... historical evidence - no remains, no proof of existence (not a disproof either, just not a proof) ... then let's start with other historians writing about the life of Jesus around his time or shortly after, as outside neutral observers ... that doesn't exist either (not a disproof again, just not a proof) ... we can go on and on ... the fact is, there is not a single proving evidence of Jesus's life in an historical context ... there is no existence of Jesus in a scientific context either (virgin birth ... riiiiiight) ... it is just written in a book, and stuck in your head ... you have a right to believe in what you must ... just don't base it on history or science ... you believe because you do ... it is your right ... but try not to put reason into your faith; that's when you start sounding unreasonable, borderline crazy ...

      August 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • Jeff

      I would say that you are taking an extra step by bringing god into the picture. Of course I also believe that the universe is eternal. There may be a period of expansion and contraction, but it has gone on for infinity. If that is true, god is not necessary because the universe (basically all of the matter and energy in it) just "is".

      August 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • devils advocate

      can anyone prove God doesn't exist? just saying. so why are we arguing?

      August 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • Jeff

      The burden of proof is on the believer; you can't "prove" a negative. Logic 101

      August 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
    • LinCA

      @devils advocate

      You said "can anyone prove God doesn't exist? just saying. so why are we arguing?"

      The christian god is said to be all-knowing and all-powerful. If he is all-knowing, he will know the future. If he knows the future, he knows what he will do. If he already knows what he will do, he has no choice but to do it. If he has no choice but to do what he must, he isn't all powerful. If he can change his mind and do as he pleases, he can't know what the future holds.

      Being all-knowing and all-powerful are mutually exclusive, ergo the christian god can't exist.

      There is your proof. Can we stop arguing?

      August 20, 2011 at 1:36 am |
  17. Nuke Prof

    The common theme from these colleges (the least religious ones) is they offer degrees of little or no value.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
    • Kessei

      Oh, please. Bard, Vassar, and Sarah Lawrence are all highly ranked schools. I'd hire a graduate from those schools over one from Hillsdale or Wheaton any day.

      August 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
    • Nostradamus

      where did you see that? you attended these schools yourself? you are very knowledgeable about their curricula? ... oh, that's right ... you don't need to see something to believe in it ... you believe because you believe ... no reason or rhyme is necessary ... once you formulated your opinion, it must be the truth - no need to back up your own words ... go back to your cave

      August 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
    • devils advocate

      the audacity of pride and science to be able to explain everything in the known (and apparently unknown) universe.

      August 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • One Nation Out From Under God

      Bard College in New York offers a Masters in Economics and a Masters in Environmental Studies. These degrees are of little or no value? If not, exactly what do you consider valuable?

      August 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      devilsadvocate..the audacity and ego of religion that claims it has the truth of every thing and needs no proof to prove it!....what has science proven that you have found to be incorrect so far. Science, unlike religion, is self correcting..No rational person, including atheists would claim we know every thing about the universe there is much to learn and will always be so. Only religion would be so bold as to say that what we do not currently understand is because science has failed or is limited...this has been proven wrong in the past and will continue to be false.

      August 20, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  18. Super Patriotic Vetern who died for your rights

    Good to know which schools you will be surrounded by religious nitwits. The stupidest people I ever met, I met in college.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
    • paddlefeet

      j agree with 'no comment'

      August 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
    • Even More Ultra-Patriotic Veteran of Every War This Country Ever Fought Who Died Fourteen Times So You Commies Can Ruin The World By Actually Using Those Rights, Which I Don't Want You To Do. Dagnubbitt ! ! !

      Jesus wnatz kristians to go harrassss them purfessers who try ta say that communist word evilution. Colege ain't for science itz fur god lernin!

      August 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  19. ...

    no comment

    August 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  20. Nicole

    Having met several products of Wheaton College's educational programs... I would say the religious aspect definitely hurts the quality of education they receive, especially those who are interested in continuing to graduate school in math and science.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
    • paddlefeet

      Wheaton,an evangelical school and science? why that's profoudly inane.

      August 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
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