Vassar College Ranked Least Religious College in America by the Princeton Review

The Princeton Review just released its 2014-2015 annual college rankings in a variety of categories, and when it comes to the least religious students in the country, Vassar (below) takes the top spot.

Here’s where the schools rank:

The Least Religious Schools:

1Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY
2Lewis & Clark CollegePortland, OR
3Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA
4Reed CollegePortland, OR
5Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-Hudson, NY
6Bennington CollegeBennington, VT
7Sarah Lawrence CollegeBronxville, NY
8Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, NY
9Emerson CollegeBoston, MA
10Bard College at Simon’s RockGreat Barrington, MA

In 2008, Vassar was only ranked 9. Way to improve your godlessness!

And here are your most religious schools:

1Brigham Young University (UT)Provo, UT
2Thomas Aquinas CollegeSanta Paula, CA
3Wheaton College (IL)Wheaton, IL
4Hillsdale CollegeHillsdale, MI
5Gordon CollegeWenham, MA
6Grove City CollegeGrove City, PA
7University of DallasIrving, TX
8College of the OzarksPoint Lookout, MO
9Texas A&M University — College StationCollege Station, TX
10Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MI

Where did these rankings come from?

Both lists are based on students’ answers to the survey question: “How religious are students at your school?”

Any surprises on the list?

I was a little thrown off that the colleges we tend to point to as super-religious — like Bob Jones, Liberty, or Regent — weren’t on the list, but for whatever reason they weren’t among the 379 schools included in the count.

(Thanks to Brian for the link. Image via Jonathan Feinstein /

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