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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

University Diversity Does Not Include Republicans

The Leadership Institute looked over data from the Federal Election Commission and looked at the contributions from faculty members at the top universities (as ranked by US News &World Report). Link.

USN&WR’s 2004
School Rankings

Kerry/Bush
Dollar Ratio

Kerry/Bush
Dollar %

Number of
Donations





Harvard

25 to 1

97% to 3%

406 to 13

Princeton

302 to 1

99.7% to 0.3

114 to 1

Yale

20 to 1

95% to 5%

150 to 3

Penn

32 to 1

97% to 3%

93 to 5

Duke

9 to 1

90% to 10%

98 to 7





MIT

43 to 1

98% to 2%

121 to 2

Stanford

6 to 1

86% to 14%

257 to 28

CIT

30 to 1

97% to 3%

22 to 2

Columbia

8 to 1

89% to 11%

197 to 14

Dartmouth

Infinity

100% to 0%

39 to 0

Aren't you happy to know that your kids will receive a range of opinion if you pay the big bucks for a top university? Unfortunately, that range is from left to far left. It was somewhat comforting to see that my alma mater, Columbia, was just about the least unbalanced of the top ten.

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