What are the most politically active colleges?

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What are the most politically active colleges?

Scott White
Director of Guidance Montclair High School

What are the most politically active colleges?

Swarthmore, Oberlin, Reed, Wesleyan, Brown, Berea, Sterling, Warren Wilson, Marlboro, Evergreen State.

王文君 June Scortino
President IVY Counselors Network

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politically active colleges provide student organizations fundings and resources to bring members and conduct meaningful activities.

Jennifer Tabbush

politically active colleges

There is a fabulous book by Steve Antonoff called The College Finder that lists schools by these sorts of criteria. Mr. Antonoff does a great job of identifying colleges with distinct features. The most politically active? Duke, Spelman, UT Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of the Atlantic,, James Madison, UNC-Chapel Hill, Marquette and Brown.

Erin Avery
Certified Educational Planner Avery Educational Resources, LLC

Capital D, Capital C

If it's politics and current events that appeal to you, Washington, DC is your mecca. 

Tam Warner Minton
Consultant College Adventures

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The answer is right here on Unigo! http://www.unigo.com/articles/the_10_most_politically_active_schools/?taxonomyid=760028

Karen Ekman-Baur
Director of College Counseling Leysin American School

What are the most politically active colleges?

For students who are politically interested, it would be worthwhile to look into the dominant political leanings, if there are any, of the schools at which they are looking. The student bodies at some institutions form a rather balanced political picture, while other schools may have a distinctly liberal or conservative "feel". This is not a definitive list, but I've read that the following schools have a reputation for political activism: Georgia - Spelman College Maine - College of the Atlantic Massachusetts - Roxbury Community College Montana - Little Big Horn College North Carolina - Duke University University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Texas - University of Texas in Austin Virginia - James Madison University Wisconsin - Marquette University University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bill Pruden
Head of Upper School, College Counselor Ravenscroft School

What are the most politically active colleges?

While there are certainly places that have historical traditions of student activism—Wisconsin, Berkeley, and Wesleyan in Connecticut have long and storied histories in that area--much depends upon issues and timing. Some schools, by virtue of their geography, their institutional leadership, or their make-up have been particularly involved in certain issues. Students at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) played important roles in the Civil Rights movement and remain attuned to such issues today, while their very location makes Washington, D.C. schools places to which students interested in politics and government flock. Increasingly in this age of social media, political activism is less centered in geography than ideology, and things like Facebook allow groups to transcend their geographic boundaries, a reality that has been reflected in the most recent political campaigns. Ultimately, political activism is less about institutions than about individuals, and pretty much any school can serve as a venue for your activism.

Annie Reznik
Counselor/CEO College Guidance Coach

What are the most politically active colleges?

When I think of politically active colleges, American University and George Washington University quickly come to mind given their proximity to Capitol Hill. But, Cornell College in Iowa stands out as an under the radar politically active campus. As a college representative put it, "there's nothing quite like a presidential election in Iowa." The four-year college and election cycles ensure that every student graduates with caucus experience.

Richard Hazelton
college advisor Connecticut

What are the most politically active colleges?

While political activism occurs on most campuses, some of the most politically active campuses are UCBerkeley, Brown, Wesleyan, Hampshire, Smith College, Harvard, Georgetown, Oberlin and Reed.

Renee Boone
The College Advisor

What are the most politically active colleges?

Politically active campuses include Pitzer, CA Claremont McKenna, CA UCLA Stanford, CA UC Berkeley, CA UNC Chapel Hill, NC NYU U Mass Amherst American, DC George Washington, DC U Wisconsin Swarthmore, PA Colorado Boulder