In its critique of the best U.S. colleges, the Princeton Review suggested schools where students “ignore God on a regular basis” uphold the implied virtue of “diversity” better than institutions where they “pray on a regular basis.”

The publication’s online promo for its book for prospective students, “The Best 357 Colleges,” features a chart with four different issues, for the purpose of evaluating whether a school is a “Diversity University” or a “Monochromatic Institute.”

The introduction to the chart says: “How do you know that you’ll be comfortable – and that others will be comfortable with you – at your chosen college? We dish the dirt about demographic backgrounds, lifestyle attitudes and religion.”

The four issues, with the first definition corresponding to a “Diversity University” and the second a “Monochromatic Institute,” are as follows:

  • “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” vs. “Little Race/Class Interaction.”

  • “Diverse Student Population” vs. “Homogeneous Student Population”

  • “Students Ignore God on a Regular Basis” vs. “Students Pray on a Regular Basis”

  • “Gay Community Accepted” vs. “Alternative Lifestyles Not An Alternative”

According to the Princeton Review, the top five schools where students “ignore God” are Reed College, Lewis & Clark College, Marlboro College, Eugene Lang College and Hampshire College.

The top five schools where students pray are Brigham Young University, Wheaton College, Grove City College, University of Dallas and Samford University.

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