STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville was recently named one of 15 "Top Conservative Colleges" by the Young America's Foundation
(YAF), an organization that promotes conservative values in the spirit of former President Ronald Reagan.
To be included in the list, colleges must be dedicated to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students, and offer coursework grounded in conservative thought and traditional values.
"As a devoutly Catholic institution, Franciscan lives by a conservative intellectual and social philosophy based on the strong liberal arts tradition and the teachings of the Catholic church,” the YAF profile of Franciscan University
stated. "A factor that distinguishes Franciscan is the student body's devotion to activism on traditional religious values.”
YAF seeks to introduce young Americans to principles such as individual freedom, free enterprise, and a strong national defense through its conferences and educational programs.
Located in southeastern Ohio, Franciscan University is a Catholic liberal arts school that integrates strong academic programs and a lively faith environment, educating and forming men and women of hope to be a transforming presence in the Church and the world. Franciscan attracts over 2,500 students from all 50 states and 12 foreign countries with its 40 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs, and a popular study abroad program in Austria.