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Once Again, PHC Named Among Top Ten Conservative Colleges

March 2nd, 2006

CONTACT: David Halbrook
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-1776


PURCELLVILLE, VA — For the second year in a row, Patrick Henry College has been named one of the top ten conservative schools in the country by the Young America’s Foundation.

According to the Foundation, the ten colleges exemplify in their academic philosophy and curriculum “an alternative to the liberal dominance on the typical American college campus by encouraging students in the study of conservative ideas and the conservative movement.”

To make its selections, the Foundation looks to the quality—and breadth—of conservative thought infused in a college’s coursework. Its criterion includes instruction in the principles of smaller government, strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. Heavy emphasis is also given to the study of Western Civilization as a core curriculum and the purposeful avoidance of “more obscure topics that limit the student’s understanding of America’s founding principles.”

In naming Patrick Henry College, the Foundation cited PHC’s excellent academic offerings as well as the effectiveness of the College's apprenticeship and internship programs. The growing success and recognition of PHC’s championship moot court and debate teams received special note, as did the school’s innovative Strategic Intelligence program.

Founded in 2000, Patrick Henry College is a classical Christian liberal art college dedicated to training men and women who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.

The Young America’s Foundation is an educational organization that promotes ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values to high school and college students throughout the country.