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The 11 best colleges for annoying, rabidly politically correct, trustafarian leftists

College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists. Some are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.

Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2013 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain.

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  • <strong>Bard College</strong> is a small school famous for liberal arts and fine arts in a gorgeous, rural region of Upstate New York. Students tend to have been high school outcasts --- mostly hippies, geeky fashion victims and people who listen to ultra-obscure indie music. "Bardstock," "Coming Out Week" and, of course, leftist politics are all the rage. (Photo: Twitter/Bard College)
  • Everyone knows that the <strong>University of California, Berkeley</strong> is a rightfully prestigious public research university located in America's most perfectly hyper-liberal town. Long known for student activism, the campus and the surrounding town are home to protests pretty much daily. Cal is huge and nothing if not epically diverse, though. Unlike at some of the other schools on this list, it is possible to find a handful of conservatives on campus (and a handful of just about any other people). (Photo: AFP/Getty)
  • <strong>Bennington College</strong> resembles so many other tiny liberal arts schools full of liberal white kids dotting the Northeast. However, Bennington distinguishes itself by its complete isolation and the student body's slavish devotion to left-wing causes and eccentricity for eccentricity's sake. The interdisciplinary, major-less, requirement-free curriculum almost certainly helps in this regard. The location in rural corner of Vermont definitely can't hurt. It would be hard to be a conservative trapped for weeks with these people. (Photo: Creative Commons/Jared C. Benedict)
  • Notable alumnae of <strong>Smith College</strong> include Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Nancy Reagan. (Barbara Bush attended but did not graduate.) Of course, the hallowed all-female bastion in Northampton, Mass. also gave diplomas to Gloria Steinem, Catharine MacKinnon and Betty Friedan. In 2005, students voted to remove gendered pronouns such as "she" and "her" from the school constitution to prevent various LGBTQ students from feeling excluded. At the same time, the stuffy admissions office has steadfastly refused to admit transgender applicant Calliope Wong just because of his apparent lack of a vagina. (Photo: Twitter/Smith College Tweets)
  • No list of fascist, liberal colleges would be remotely complete without <strong>Oberlin College</strong>, the school where Obama-loving leftist student Dylan Bleier and his sidekick Matt Alden allegedly circulated virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus "for the shock value," according to Bleier. School president Marvin Krislov then called off school for a day and made a huge fuss, despite apparently knowing full well it was all a hoax. The Oberlin administration then exploited the hoax to implement an aggressive leftist agenda on students, according to Legal Insurrection. (Photo: report obtained from Oberlin Police Department)