A Mormon, a Catholic Christian, and a Protestant Christian college are the top three schools that have the most religious student body, according to an annual college rankings list by The Princeton Review.
The list, recently published in Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition, contains rankings for the nation's colleges with the most religious and the least religious students. It is based 100 percent on student responses.
The college test-prep company asked 120,000 students at 368 colleges and universities to rate their schools on a scale of 1 to 5 in categories ranging from political views to financial aid.
Among the many questions, students were asked to rate how much they agreed with the statement: "Students are very religious at my college."
Brigham Young University, a Mormon school in Utah, received the highest rankings from its students in the religious category followed by the Indiana-based University of Notre Dame, a Catholic institution. Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in Illinois, ranked third as home to the most religious students.
The least religious students, according to the survey, were found in Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.
Schools with the most religious students:
1.Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
2.University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)
3.Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)
4.Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania)
5.Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan)
Schools with the least religious students are:
1.Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon)
2.Eugene Lang College: The New School for Liberal Arts ( New York)
3.Reed College (Portland, Oregon)
4.Bennington College (Bennington, Vermont)
5.Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)