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

Eric Owens and Eva Cover
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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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  • Founded in 1965 as an experiment in alternative education, small <strong>Hampshire College</strong> does not offer majors or grades. Notable traditions include Hampshire Halloween, an event so big and raucous that the entire campus closes down for it. Another name for the drug-infused bash is "Trip or Treat." Past posters for the event have urged students to avoid racist costumes. "Does my costume packaging include the words 'traditional,' 'ethnic,' 'colonial,' 'cultural,' 'authentic,' ‘or ‘tribal?'" a helpful flyer asks. Because, God knows, when you are tripping ecstasy, the last thing you want is to be wearing the wrong ensemble. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)
  • 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)
  • <strong>Sarah Lawrence College</strong>, located in a comfortable suburb just north of New York City, annually clocks in as one of the most expensive schools --- frequently the most expensive. The academic program is anarchically unstructured. Students who enroll at this paradise for hipsters and freaky theater types can follow in the footsteps of Yoko Ono and the pirouettes of Rahm Emanuel, the foul-mouthed mayor of Chicago who honed his ballet skills at SLC. (Photo: YouTube screenshot via Twitter)
  • 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)
  • <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)
  • Tiny <strong>Warren Wilson College</strong> in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina is a hippie haven that is home to about 900 students and an expansive campus boasting 300 acres of farm and an organic garden. All students participate in a campus work program and must complete a substantial amount of community service. Popular majors include environmental science, English and something called outdoor leadership. Warren Wilson's Facebook slogan sums up the school: "We're not for everyone ... but then, maybe you're not everyone." (Photo: YouTube screenshot)
  • 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>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)
  • The <strong>University of California, Santa Cruz</strong> isn't as well known as its fellow UC school in Berkeley, but it's a huge hotbed of radical environmentalism, animal rights activism, stoner culture and liberal escapism just the same. UC Santa Cruz holds an annual conference called "Rethinking Capitalism," has a whole department called the "History of Consciousness" and is home to the Grateful Dead Archive. Case closed. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)
  • <strong>Wesleyan University</strong> has come a very long way since it was founded as an all-male Methodist college in 1831. These days, the Middletown, Conn. school is a haven for privileged, preppy New England kids bent on imposing liberal schemes on America when they have to get their first actual jobs and buy their own Volvos. In 2012, PETA named Wesleyan the "most vegan-friendly" small college in America for its diverse vegan dishes, including dairy-free fettuccine alfredo and a vegan chocolate cake shaped like the Batmobile. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)
  • The <strong>Evergreen State College</strong> in lush, rainy Olympia, Washington rarely makes the news -- unlike many other exceedingly liberal schools -- and it's frankly not very hard to get into. Consequently, it’s probably fair to say that Evergreen is quietly educating the next generation of slacker leftists. The college has no grades. Instead, professors write narrative evaluations of each student's work. The school mascot is the Geoduck, the world's largest burrowing clam. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)