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Newsweek/Daily Beast: Two Minn. schools among most political

Just how political are Minnesota's colleges? According to a new poll, Minnesota students come down on both sides of the political divide.
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Just how political are Minnesota's colleges? According to a new poll, Minnesota students come down on both sides of the political divide.

Newsweek/Daily Beast partnered with College Prowler to determine the most political campuses in the country. St. Paul's Macalester landed at number 5 on the most liberal list. Northwestern College in Minnesota came in at number 9 on the most conservative school list.

The site described it's methodology as follows:

...We considered data on the percentage of students who deemed their school “very liberal” or “liberal,” as well as the student rating for the political diversity. The percentage of “very liberal” was given a double weight, and the diversity score was used as a tie-breaking metric for schools with student bodies of matching liberal leanings.

Similar methodology was used to rate the most conservative schools.

Schools who made any of the many college lists have the opportunity to respond to the ranking. This video explains how:

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