Reed, BYU ranked as most secular, religious

Reed strong on academics, weak on religion
If you are about to spend $40,000 a year to send your offspring to Reed College in Portland, Oregon, you can rest assured that he or she will get the nation’s top-ranked overall academic experience for undergrads. The one thing the Reed student won’t get, however, is much time with God, at least according to the newest rankings from the Princeton Review.

Reed, a private liberal arts and sciences school, placed first in overall academic excellence in the annual survey of 110,000 college students, but it also topped the category of schools where “students ignore God on a regular basis.”

“Sometimes perception is a little different than reality,” said Reed spokesperson Beth Sorenson, who downplayed the religion score but happily trumpeted the academic rating released August 22.


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