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Free Speech Rankings

The 2022 College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of 45,000 currently enrolled students at over 200 colleges. The rankings are based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies.

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Overall / out of a top score of 100

  • Overall Score 22.65

Rankings / out of 203 colleges surveyed

  • Overall Ranking 198
  • Openness 85
  • Tolerance (Liberals) 9
  • Tolerance (Conservatives) 71
  • Administrative Support 150
  • Comfort 106
  • Disruptive Conduct 184

Administrative Behavior

  • Supported Scholars 0
  • Sanctioned Scholars −3.75
  • Successful Disinvitations −1

Climate

  • Speech Climate Poor
  • Speech Code Yellow