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:

1 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
2 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
3 Pomona College Claremont, CA
4 Reed College Portland, OR
5 Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
6 Bennington College Bennington, VT
7 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
8 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
9 Emerson College Boston, MA
10 Bard College at Simon’s Rock Great Barrington, MA

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

And here are your most religious schools:

1 Brigham Young University (UT) Provo, UT
2 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, CA
3 Wheaton College (IL) Wheaton, IL
4 Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI
5 Gordon College Wenham, MA
6 Grove City College Grove City, PA
7 University of Dallas Irving, TX
8 College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO
9 Texas A&M University — College Station College Station, TX
10 Calvin College Grand 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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