Air Force Academy Politically Conservative

The Princeton Review rankings of colleges found the Air Force Academy is among the most conservative institutions. It also ranks among the top in having few students smoke marijuana or alcohol. The Academy receives high rankings for the availability of professors to students. Air Force Academy students rank 19 among institutions in which students pray on a regular basis.

During World War II, the military was much more liberal because the draft ensured representation from all strata in society. Today, the volunteer army restricts the breadth of political or social diversity within American society. This may account for the Princeton Review findings.