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    Most conservative colleges in America

    It goes without saying that we live in one of the most politically divisive moments in recent history. Since the 2016 campaign, members on both sides on the aisle have become increasingly hostile towards one another. This also the case for college students experiencing being a part of the political process for the first time.

    According to exit polls from our most recent presidential election, 18 to 29-year-olds voted for Hillary Clinton 55 percent of the time, Trump 37 percent of the time and abstained or voted for a third party candidate only eight percent of the time. While these voting records indicate that college-age individuals likely lean Democratic as a majority, the 37 percent indicates that there are plenty of young Americans who do not fall into the political norm of their age group.

    Stacker looked at Niche data in order to list the most conservative colleges in America, along with their acceptance rates and the average cost per student (with financial aid taken into consideration).

    Read on to see if you went to one of the most conservative colleges in America.

    ALSO: Most liberal colleges in America

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    #50. Moody Bible Institute

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Acceptance rate: 62%
    Average cost (after aid): $17,942

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    #49. Houghton College

    Location: Houghton, NY
    Acceptance rate: 79%
    Average cost (after aid): $21,518

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    #48. Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    Location: Mount Vernon, OH
    Acceptance rate: 74%
    Average cost (after aid): $19,235

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    #47. Oklahoma Christian University

    Location: Edmond, OK
    Acceptance rate: 61%
    Average cost (after aid): $19,344

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    #46. Freed-Hardeman University

    Location: Henderson, TN
    Acceptance rate: 96%
    Average cost (after aid): $16,492

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    #45. Asbury University

    Location: Wilmore, KY
    Acceptance rate: 70%
    Average cost (after aid): $23,750

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    #44. Harding University

    Location: Searcy, AR
    Acceptance rate: 70%
    Average cost (after aid): $18,372

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    #43. Lee University

    Location: Cleveland, TN
    Acceptance rate: 87%
    Average cost (after aid): $16,789

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    #42. University of Findlay

    Location: Findlay, OH
    Acceptance rate: 97%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,129

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    #41. Oklahoma Baptist University

    Location: Shawnee, OK
    Acceptance rate: 60%
    Average cost (after aid): $18,968

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    #40. Hillsdale College

    Location: Hillsdale, MI
    Acceptance rate: 45%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,817

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    #39. Cornerstone University

    Location: Grand Rapids, MI
    Acceptance rate: 63%
    Average cost (after aid): $19,900

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    #38. Covenant College

    Location: Lookout Mountain, GA
    Acceptance rate: 96%
    Average cost (after aid): $24,803

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    #37. Crown College

    Location: Saint Bonifacius, MN
    Acceptance rate: 54%
    Average cost (after aid): $21,974

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    #36. Geneva College

    Location: Beaver Falls, PA
    Acceptance rate: 71%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,223

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    #35. Dordt College

    Location: Sioux Center, IA
    Acceptance rate: 72%
    Average cost (after aid): $24,109

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    #34. Azusa Pacific University

    Location: Azusa, CA
    Acceptance rate: 61%
    Average cost (after aid): $28,506

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    #33. University of Dallas

    Location: Irving, TX
    Acceptance rate: 80%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,197

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    #32. California Baptist University

    Location: Riverside, CA
    Acceptance rate: 64%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,875

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    #31. Utah State University

    Location: Logan, UT
    Acceptance rate: 90%
    Average cost (after aid): $13,037

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    #30. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    Location: Belton, TX
    Acceptance rate: 79%
    Average cost (after aid): $23,954

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    #29. Southern Methodist University

    Location: Dallas, TX
    Acceptance rate: 49%
    Average cost (after aid): $37,499

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    #28. Southeastern University

    Location: Lakeland, FL
    Acceptance rate: 46%
    Average cost (after aid): $22,093

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    #27. Evangel University

    Location: Springfield, MO
    Acceptance rate: 75%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,662

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    #26. Taylor University

    Location: Upland, IN
    Acceptance rate: 80%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,429

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    #25. Ouachita Baptist University

    Location: Arkadelphia, AR
    Acceptance rate: 67%
    Average cost (after aid): $18,789

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    #24. Regent University

    Location: Virginia Beach, VA
    Acceptance rate: 81%
    Average cost (after aid): $17,837

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    #23. University of Mississippi

    Location: University, MS
    Acceptance rate: 78%
    Average cost (after aid): $14,678

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    #22. Benedictine College

    Location: Atchison, KS
    Acceptance rate: 69%
    Average cost (after aid): $24,816

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    #21. Wheaton College - Illinois

    Location: Wheaton, IL
    Acceptance rate: 79%
    Average cost (after aid): $27,840

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    #20. George Fox University

    Location: Newberg, OR
    Acceptance rate: 64%
    Average cost (after aid): $27,935

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    #19. Grove City College

    Location: Grove City, PA
    Acceptance rate: 82%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,483

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    #18. LeTourneau University

    Location: Longview, TX
    Acceptance rate: 44%
    Average cost (after aid): $23,958

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    #17. Samford University

    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Acceptance rate: 91%
    Average cost (after aid): $29,544

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    #16. North Greenville University

    Location: Tigerville, SC
    Acceptance rate: 59%
    Average cost (after aid): $15,864

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    #15. Union University

    Location: Jackson, TN
    Acceptance rate: 63%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,759

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    #14. Anderson University - South Carolina

    Location: Anderson, SC
    Acceptance rate: 54%
    Average cost (after aid): $20,574

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    #13. Oral Roberts University

    Location: Tulsa, OK
    Acceptance rate: 68%
    Average cost (after aid): $21,595

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    #12. Cedarville University

    Location: Cedarville, OH
    Acceptance rate: 69%
    Average cost (after aid): $22,849

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    #11. Texas A&M University

    Location: College Station, TX
    Acceptance rate: 67%
    Average cost (after aid): $15,455

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    #10. University of Northwestern - St. Paul

    Location: Saint Paul, MN
    Acceptance rate: 87%
    Average cost (after aid): $23,814

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    #9. Colorado Christian University

    Location: Lakewood, CO
    Acceptance rate: 94%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,049

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    #8. Biola University

    Location: La Mirada, CA
    Acceptance rate: 65%
    Average cost (after aid): $32,273

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    #7. Maranatha Baptist University

    Location: Watertown, WI
    Acceptance rate: 68%
    Average cost (after aid): $18,815

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    #6. Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    Location: Waxahachie, TX
    Acceptance rate: 23%
    Average cost (after aid): $25,466

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    #5. Brigham Young University

    Location: Provo, UT
    Acceptance rate: 51%
    Average cost (after aid): $12,864

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    #4. Brigham Young University - Idaho

    Location: Rexburg, ID
    Acceptance rate: 96%
    Average cost (after aid): $8,344

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    #3. Bob Jones University

    Location: Greenville, SC
    Acceptance rate: 87%
    Average cost (after aid): $16,258

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    #2. Liberty University

    Location: Lynchburg, VA
    Acceptance rate: 24%
    Average cost (after aid): $24,794

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    #1. Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Location: Steubenville, OH
    Acceptance rate: 79%
    Average cost (after aid): $26,367

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