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The Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges Helps Colleges Improve

While prospective students can use the Guide to Colleges to see where they may be most likely to encounter a variety viewpoints, college administrators are beginning to see the Guide as a barometer for the climate of intellectual diversity on their campus. In recent months, Heterodox Academy has spoken with several leaders at a range of schools to understand their strategies and highlight our Guide. In some instances, we have reconsidered rankings after learning about additional efforts made to facilitate and secure programs and platforms promoting viewpoint diversity.

HxA’s Guide to Colleges Featured in ACTA’s College Database

  • Jeremy Willinger
  • September 11, 2017

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has integrated the ratings from Heterodox Academy’s Guide to Colleges into their “What Will They Learn” initiative. WWTL is “a free resource…focusing on seven key areas of knowledge: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. History, Economics, Mathematics, and Science designed to help [prospective students] decide whether the colleges [their] considering prepare their graduates to succeed after graduation.” Ratings from our top 150 universities and top 50 liberal arts colleges are included wherever possible and allow an extra degree of understanding around the level of viewpoint diversity and free inquiry on campus.

Our Guide to Colleges Featured on the ACTA Blog

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has published a guest post by Heterodox Academy’s Jeremy Willinger highlighting our new Guide to Colleges. This resource is particularly valuable for their extensive audience of leaders and trustees who care deeply about their beloved universities. For alumni, it can be a confounding process to understand how well their alma maters are fostering viewpoint diversity and the free exchange of ideas. 

HxA’s Guide to Colleges in The Wall Street Journal

We are beginning to see a few universities taking concrete steps to show that they value viewpoint diversity and the free and open exchange of ideas. An article over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal describes some of these steps and discusses them in the context of HxA’s newly revised Guide to Colleges.

Heterodox Academy Releases Updated Guide to Colleges

Heterodox Academy (HxA) has just released a major update to its Guide to Colleges–the only resource available for college-bound high school students who seek exposure to a diversity of viewpoints and a culture of free and open discussion. Until now, students who prefer heterodoxy have had no way to find such schools.

How Spiked Ranks UK Universities for Free Speech

Heterodox Academy has primarily focused on the academy’s problem with viewpoint diversity within the United States. Yet, viewpoint diversity is increasingly an issue in other Western countries- most prominently in the United Kingdom.  For the past two years, Spiked has ranked British universities with a traffic-light system for free speech, similar to the systems employed..