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  • Niche ranked the most conservative colleges in America as part of its annual series of college rankings.
  • Most of the top 25 are private Christian colleges.
  • The South is the most represented region on the list.

As part of its annual series of school rankings, Niche ranked hundreds of American colleges on a scale from most conservative to most liberal.

The most conservative colleges in the country are mostly small, Christian-affiliated schools, although a few public schools make appearances near the top of the list, too.

It also may not come as a surprise that most of the schools in the top 25 are in the Southeast, the most conservative region in the United States. Utah, another conservative stronghold and headquarters of the Mormon Church, also has several entries on the list.

Niche based its rankings on surveys from students at each school, and factored in both the political leanings of the students and the survey-takers’ impressions of the political leanings of the rest of the student body.

Read on to find out which school is the most conservative in America.

25. Grove City College — Grove City, Pennsylvania


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25. Grove City College — Grove City, Pennsylvania

(Grove City College)

Acceptance rate: 82%

Tuition: $17,254

SAT range: 1060-1325

24. Lee University — Cleveland, Tennessee


24. Lee University — Cleveland, Tennesseeplay

24. Lee University — Cleveland, Tennessee

(Facebook/Lee University)

Acceptance rate: 87%

Tuition: $16,730

SAT range: 920-1180

23. Anderson University — Anderson, South Carolina


23. Anderson University — Anderson, South Carolinaplay

23. Anderson University — Anderson, South Carolina

(Wikimedia Commons/Excel23)

Acceptance rate: 54%

Tuition: $26,970

SAT range: 930-1145

22. Southeastern University — Lakeland, Florida


22. Southeastern University — Lakeland, Floridaplay

22. Southeastern University — Lakeland, Florida

(Facebook/Southeastern University)

Acceptance rate: 46%

Tuition: $25,360

SAT range: 840-1090

21. University of North Georgia — Dahlonega, Georgia


21. University of North Georgia — Dahlonega, Georgiaplay

21. University of North Georgia — Dahlonega, Georgia

(Facebook/university of north georgia)

Acceptance rate: 75%

Tuition: $5,569 (in-state), $19,657 (out-of-state)

SAT range: 820-1020

20. Weber State University — Ogden, Utah


20. Weber State University — Ogden, Utahplay

20. Weber State University — Ogden, Utah

(Weber State University)

Acceptance rate: 100%

Tuition: $5,712 (in-state), $15,260 (out-of-state)

SAT range: N/A

19. University of Mississippi — Oxford, Mississippi


19. University of Mississippi — Oxford, Mississippiplay

19. University of Mississippi — Oxford, Mississippi

(Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Acceptance rate: 78%

Tuition: $8,300 (in-state), $23,564 (out-of-state)

SAT range: 1000-1230

18. Evangel University — Springfield, Missouri


18. Evangel University — Springfield, Missouriplay

18. Evangel University — Springfield, Missouri

(Evangel University)

Acceptance rate: 75%

Tuition: $10,750

SAT range: 910-1130

17. Southwestern Assemblies of God University — Waxahachie, Texas


17. Southwestern Assemblies of God University — Waxahachie, Texasplay

17. Southwestern Assemblies of God University — Waxahachie, Texas

(Facebook/Southwestern Assemblies of God University)

Acceptance rate: 23%

Tuition: $19,994

SAT range: 800-1030

16. Cornerstone University — Grand Rapids, Michigan


16. Cornerstone University — Grand Rapids, Michiganplay

16. Cornerstone University — Grand Rapids, Michigan

(Facebook/Cornerstone University)

Acceptance rate: 36%

Tuition: $14,451 (in-state), $42,465 (out-of-state)

SAT range: 1120-1390

15. Samford University — Birmingham, Alabama


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15. Samford University — Birmingham, Alabama

(Facebook/Samford University)

Acceptance rate: 91%

Tuition: $30,490

SAT range: 1020-1238

14. Oklahoma Christian University — Edmond, Oklahoma


14. Oklahoma Christian University — Edmond, Oklahomaplay

14. Oklahoma Christian University — Edmond, Oklahoma

(Facebook/Oklahoma Christian University)

Acceptance rate: 61%

Tuition: $21,670

SAT range: 940-1220

13. Ouachita Baptist University — Arkadelphia, Arkansas


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13. Ouachita Baptist University — Arkadelphia, Arkansas

(Facebook/Ouachita Baptist University)

Acceptance rate: 67%

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Tuition: $25,870

SAT range: 950-1200

12. LeTourneau University — Longview, Texas


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12. LeTourneau University — Longview, Texas

(Facebook/LeTourneau University)

Acceptance rate: 44%

Tuition: $29,320

SAT range: 1030-1280

11. Oral Roberts University — Tulsa, Oklahoma


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11. Oral Roberts University — Tulsa, Oklahoma

(Via Wikimedia Commons)

Acceptance rate: 68%

Tuition: $26,792

SAT range: 890-1128

10. Biola University — La Mirada, California


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10. Biola University — La Mirada, California

(Facebook/Biola University)

Acceptance rate: 65%

Tuition: $38,448

SAT range: 950-1220

9. Maranatha Baptist University — Watertown, Wisconsin


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9. Maranatha Baptist University — Watertown, Wisconsin

(Facebook/Maranatha Baptist University)

Acceptance rate: 68%

Tuition: $21,910

SAT range: 875-1125

8. Utah State University — Logan, Utah


8. Utah State University — Logan, Utahplay

8. Utah State University — Logan, Utah

(Utah State University)

Acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $7,870 (in-state), $21,520 (out-of-state)

SAT range: 980-1220

7. Colorado Christian University — Lakewood, Colorado


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7. Colorado Christian University — Lakewood, Colorado

(Facebook/Colorado Christian University)

Acceptance rate: 94%

Tuition: $21,856

SAT range: N/A

6. Franciscan University of Steubenville — Steubenville, Ohio


6. Franciscan University of Steubenville — Steubenville, Ohioplay

6. Franciscan University of Steubenville — Steubenville, Ohio

(Facebook/Franciscan University of Steubenville)

Acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $26,430

SAT range: 1040-1300

5. Bob Jones University — Greenville, South Carolina


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5. Bob Jones University — Greenville, South Carolina

(Facebook/Bob Jones University)

Acceptance rate: 87%

Tuition: $16,500

SAT range: 900-1210

4. Cedarville University — Cedarville, Ohio


4. Cedarville University — Cedarville, Ohioplay

4. Cedarville University — Cedarville, Ohio

(Facebook/Cedarville University)

Acceptance rate: 69%

Tuition: $29,156

SAT range: 1080-1310

3. Brigham Young University — Provo, Utah


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3. Brigham Young University — Provo, Utah

(George Frey/Getty Images)

Acceptance rate: 51%

Tuition: $5,620

SAT range: 1160-1380

2. Brigham Young University–Idaho — Rexburg, Idaho


2. Brigham Young University–Idaho — Rexburg, Idahoplay

2. Brigham Young University–Idaho — Rexburg, Idaho

(Facebook/Brigham Young University–Idaho)

Acceptance rate: 96%

Tuition: $4,018

SAT range: 900-1110

1. Liberty University — Lynchburg, Virginia


1. Liberty University — Lynchburg, Virginiaplay

1. Liberty University — Lynchburg, Virginia

(Facebook/Liberty University)

Acceptance rate: 24%

Tuition: $21,310

SAT range: 950-1190



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Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. [File, Standard]
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.

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However, the new rule excluded personnel in the security sector and other critical and essential services.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
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Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) will on Friday, July 24, meet governors following the ballooning Covid-19 infections in recent days.
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
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Kenya has been ranked 6th among African countries with the highest cases of depression, this has triggered anxiety by the World Health Organization (WHO), with 1.9 million people suffering from a form of mental conditions such as depression, substance abuse.

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Globally, one in four people is affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, this is according to the WHO.

Currently, around 450 million people suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

The pandemic has also been known to cause significant distress, mostly affecting the state of one’s mental well-being.

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With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to the novel Coronavirus disease, millions have been affected globally with over 14 million infections and half a million deaths as to date. This has brought about uncertainty coupled with difficult situations, including job loss and the risk of contracting the deadly virus.

In Kenya the first Coronavirus case was reported in Nairobi by the Ministry of Health on the 12th March 2020.  It was not until the government put in place precautionary measures including a curfew and lockdown (the latter having being lifted) due to an increase in the number of infections that people began feeling its effect both economically and socially.

A study by Dr. Habil Otanga,  a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Psychology says  that such measures can in turn lead to surge in mental related illnesses including depression, feelings of confusion, anger and fear, and even substance abuse. It also brings with it a sense of boredom, loneliness, anger, isolation and frustration. In the post-quarantine/isolation period, loss of employment due to the depressed economy and the stigma around the disease are also likely to lead to mental health problems.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) states that at least 300,000 Kenyans have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic between the period of January and March this year.

KNBC noted that the number of employed Kenyans plunged to 17.8 million as of March from 18.1 million people as compared to last year in December. The Report states that the unemployment rate in Kenya stands at 13.7 per cent as of March this year while it stood 12.4 per cent in December 2019.

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Mama T (not her real name) is among millions of Kenyans who have been affected by containment measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus, either by losing their source of income or having to work under tough guidelines put in place by the MOH.

As young mother and an event organizer, she has found it hard to explain to her children why they cannot go to school or socialize freely with their peers as before.

“Sometimes it gets difficult as they do not understand what is happening due to their age, this at times becomes hard on me as they often think I am punishing them,”

Her contract was put on hold as no event or public gatherings can take place due to the pandemic. This has brought other challenges along with it, as she has to find means of fending for her family expenditures that including rent and food.

“I often wake up in the middle of the night with worries about my next move as the pandemic does not exhibit any signs of easing up,” she says. She adds that she has been forced to sort for manual jobs to keep her family afloat.

Ms. Mary Wahome, a Counseling Psychologist and Programs Director at ‘The Reason to Hope,’ in Karen, Nairobi says that such kind of drastic life changes have an adverse effect on one’s mental status including their family members and if not addressed early can lead to depression among other issues.

“We have had cases of people indulging in substance abuse to deal with the uncertainty and stress brought about by the pandemic, this in turn leads to dependence and also domestic abuse,”

Sam Njoroge , a waiter at a local hotel in Kiambu, has found himself indulging in substance abuse due to challenges he is facing after the hotel he was working in was closed down as it has not yet met the standards required by the MOH to open.

“My day starts at 6am where I go to a local pub, here I can get a drink for as little as Sh30, It makes me suppress the frustration I feel.” he says.

Sam is among the many who have found themselves in the same predicament and resulted to substance abuse finding ways to beat strict measures put in place by the government on the sale of alcohol so as to cope.

Mary says, situations like Sam’s are dangerous and if not addressed early can lead to serious complications, including addiction and dependency, violent behavior and also early death due to health complications.

She has, however, lauded the government for encouraging mental wellness and also launching the Psychological First Aid (PFA) guide in the wake of the virus putting emphasis on the three action principal of look, listen and link. “When we follow this it will be easy to identify an individual in distress and also offer assistance”.

Mary has urged anyone feeling the weight of the virus taking a toll on them not to hesitate but look for someone to talk to.

“You should not only seek help from a specialist but also talk to a friend, let them know what you are undergoing and how you feel, this will help ease their emotional stress and also find ways of dealing with the situation they are facing,” She added

Mary continued to stress on the need to perform frequent body exercises as a form of stress relief, reading and also taking advantage of this unfortunate COVID-19 period to engage in hobbies and talent development.

“Let people take this as an opportunity to kip fit, get in touch with one’s inner self and  also engage in   reading that would  help expand their knowledge.

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