The Foundation on Individual Rights in Education or FIRE FIRE

The organization annually rates colleges with respect to freedom of expression. They publish a top ten list for colleges that do not live up to the ideals of free expression, usually for a variety of reasons. They have many other resources on the website that enable serious thought about free expression.


Top ten list


FIRE’s 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech

  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Northwestern University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Marquette University
  • Colorado College
  • University of Tulsa
  • Wesleyan University