2020 College Free Speech Rankings

2020 College Free Speech Rankings

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What are the best schools for free speech? The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, College Pulse, and RealClearEducation released the first-ever College Free Speech Rankings, a comprehensive comparison of the student experience of free speech on their college or university campuses. The rankings are based on the voices of 20,000 currently enrolled students at 55 colleges and are designed to help parents and prospective students choose the right college.

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1 University of Chicago
2 Kansas State University
3 Texas A&M University
4 University of California-Los Angeles
5 Arizona State University
6 University of Virginia
7 Duke University
8 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
9 Brown University
10 University of Arizona
11 University of Tennessee
12 Yale University
13 University of Missouri
14 Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey
15 University of Washington
16 University of Colorado
17 Northwestern University
18 Indiana University
19 University of Iowa
20 University of Utah
21 Columbia University
22 University of Oregon
23 Washington State University
24 University of California-Davis
25 Pennsylvania State University
26 University of Arkansas
27 University of Minnesota
28 University of California-Berkeley
29 Princeton University
30 Ohio State University
31 University of Nebraska
32 University of Pennsylvania
33 University of Texas at Dallas
34 University of Michigan
35 Stanford University
36 Clemson University
37 University of North Carolina
38 University of Oklahoma
39 University of Alabama
40 Cornell University
41 University of Wisconsin
42 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
43 University of Georgia
44 University of Illinois at Chicago
45 University of South Carolina
46 Harvard University
47 Wake Forest University
48 Georgetown University
49 Brigham Young University
50 Oklahoma State University
51 Syracuse University
52 Dartmouth College
53 Louisiana State University
54 University of Texas at Austin
55 DePauw University