How American is American U?

, Bryan Bernys, Leave a comment completed an in-depth profile of the political climate at American University as part of an ongoing project to research the nation’s top 100 universities.  The research shows liberal political bias at American University based on the school’s faculty, student organizations, and administrative policies.

Liberal student groups at American University outnumber conservative groups by 15 to nine.  In addition, in 2007, when White House advisor Karl Rove came to a private, invitation-only speech hosted by the AU College Republicans, he was unable to leave because twelve students lay down in front of his car and threw unidentified objects at him.

The political leanings of university professors are similarly biased. Specifically, 90% of the school’s contributing faculty and staff gave their political donations ($119,207 in total) to Democratic candidates and a mere 10% to Republicans in the 2008 presidential election.

“America’s colleges and universities are dominated by liberals, and American University is no different,” said Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute and founder of  “Too often, the campus left uses its power to indoctrinate the next generation.”

The full profile of American University is available online: is profiling the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.  More than 50 profiles have already been researched and published.  New profiles are added to each day. is the Leadership Institute’s comprehensive grassroots mobilization tool for liberty-loving student activists.  For more information about, contact Bryan Bernys at or 703-247-2000.