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As intolerable as it may seem, not every college tyro is looking to conduct off to a campus enveloped in a haze of pot smoke. Below, interjection to the Princeton Review, we list the 6 slightest marijuana-friendly college campuses, easeful sanctuaries from cannabis decay for students (or parents) who find them.
The listings are from the Review’s annual collection of rankings and ratings of institutions of aloft training opposite the land, The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition. Buried low inside are tyro consult results that helped the Review establish which colleges and universities are the many (and least) marijuana-friendly.
In serve to a innumerable of questions about academics, farrago and community, the consult asked 137,000 students the question, “How widely is pot used at your school?”
Before getting to the list, a couple of caveats. First, the consult information is impressionistic—they asked respondents how many other students they suspicion were tokers instead of asking for self-reporting, which would theoretically be some-more reliable. Second, the Review provides no tough numbers, just rankings, so it’s unfit to know if BYU is way straighter than Calvin College or just a bit so.
That said, some transparent trends emerge. These schools tend to be eremite schools (five out of 6 were founded by one description or another), as good as smaller schools—only two of the 6 competent as major universities.
(For the flip side of the coin, see the stories last month on the top 7 stoniest tiny colleges and the top 7 stoniest major universities.)
This list excludes the military service academies—Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard—where of march you can’t smoke weed. Had they been included, they would have taken 4 out of the top 5 spots.
Without serve ado, here, in sequence of rank, are the schools identified as many antipathetic to marijuana.
1. Brigham Young University (Provo, UT). This is no shocker. BYU is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also famous as Mormons. It’s a socially regressive college in a socially regressive state where the Church rigourously rejects even the medicinal use of marijuana. Heck, you can’t even buy coffee on campus, let alone smoke weed. But who knows? The times could be a-changin’: Just last month, the school pennyless down and allowed the sale of caffeinated sodas. Students are substantially merrymaking like it’s 1899.
2. College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri). No warn here, either. The tiny Christian magnanimous humanities school not distant from the country music hotspot of Branson is remarkable for its faith-based tyro groups and its anathema on tobacco and ethanol use, so yeah, pot is not very good accepted. That said, it’s worth observant that the school requires 90% of students to show financial need to be supposed and educates them by a multiple of work-study, scholarships, and grants, assisting low-income students get an preparation while avoiding the indebtedness that plagues so many of their peers. Plus, there’s always the Mud Fest tug-of-war and the Sadie Hawkins dance to demeanour brazen to.
3. St. Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA). Even in weed-friendly California, enclaves of that old-fashioned sacrament endure. This tiny (enrollment: 350) Roman Catholic magnanimous humanities college was founded amidst social and devout misunderstanding in 1971 with a goal to “strive for fealty with the Magisterium,” or old-line Catholic teachings. Those don’t embody using marijuana. In fact, being held with ethanol or any arrange of illegal drug can lead to expulsion. Fortunately, students who may be about to wandering can always find superintendence from the 4 chaplain-priests who live on campus.
4. Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). This tiny devout Protestant magnanimous humanities college graduated Billy Graham and is now home to the Billy Graham Center. It comes rarely rated altogether among tiny magnanimous humanities colleges, but retains its deeply regressive eremite leanings. It’s got no room for a highbrow who converted to Catholicism, it’s got no room for a highbrow who wore a hijab in oneness with Muslims and it’s positively got no room for irreverent weed heads.
5. City University of New York, Baruch College (New York City). This is rather mystifying. New York is sincerely liberal, and several colleges done the lists of many pot-friendly schools, but not Baruch. With some 18,000 undergrad and connoisseur students, it’s the only major university besides BYU to make this list. One clue: It’s the home of the Killing Capitalism blog, which in serve to posts such as “Veganism Is an Eating Disorder” and “Sexual Activism Is Misogyny,” this open posted “Marijuana Is the Most Harmful Drug.”
6. Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI). Named after bold old John Calvin, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, the school was founded a century and a half ago as an educational establishment of the Christian Reformed Church. Its 4,000 students enjoy an endless unison series with contemporary acts including Death Cab for Cutie and Sufjan Stevens, among others, but not the New Pornographers. The Canadian band’s coming was canceled when its very name stormy feathers. John Calvin wouldn’t approve, and he apparently wouldn’t approve of pot-smoking students, either.
Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle.