But a lot of Hampden-Syndey students are mighty peeved by the idea that W&L is more conservative. One of many similar emails:
The two most conservative colleges in the U.S. are Hampden-Sydney and Hillsdale.
Washington & Lee looks conservative, but is really pretty light in it’s well-shined loafers. What would the Princeton Review know about conservative schools anyway.
Hillsdale is pretty doctrinaire, but it’s in the middle of the tundra. How can you read your Austrian economics with mittens on?
The litmus test for conservative colleges in the south is the shotgun to student ratio, and Hampden-Sydney has got everyone beat. It must be something like 3:1. Plus, it never went co-ed, unlike the nancy boys at Washington and Leigh.