In the Fall of 2010, for the first time ever, First Things will release its own college rankings and guide, just in time for the college application season.
Picking the right college is a difficult and trying process, especially for parents and students concerned not only with academic quality but with spiritual and religious formation. Amongst the plethora of college guides and rankings, none offers students and parents adequate insight into how schools stack up in relation to matters of faith, religious practice, religious and political bias in the classroom, support for religious groups, and the relations of faith to the actual currents in contemporary student life.
First Things has been conducting ground-breaking research this summer, and now, we’re opening it up to you, our readers. The Students of Faith Survey, for current students and recent graduates, will deepen our knowledge of the schools and help us deepen and refine our rankings on the religious life of academia today.
If you’re a current student or a recent graduate, please fill out the form. If not, please send the link to to your college age children, acquaintances, recent grads, and children of your friends. Help us learn about what it is really like in academia, for students of faith, so that we can help future classes of college students work through one of the most important decisions in their lives.