Top 5 Conservative Colleges Falwell's Liberty University is No. 1 By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Sep 2, 2011 3:37 PM CDT 15 comments Comments A mortarboard worn by a graduate of Liberty University has a message for the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the school's founder. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Jill Nance) (Newser) – ThinkProgress factors in notable alumni and political influence to come up with the top 5 conservative colleges in the nation: Liberty University: The Virginia school founded by the late Jerry Falwell leads the way "as one of the most influential Christian colleges in the nation." It bans openly gay students and College Democrats. King's College: The school inside the Empire State Building is led by Dinesh D’Souza, who wrote of President Obama's foreign heritage and "anti-colonial" views. George Mason University: It's been a "libertarian enclave with close ties to K Street lobbyists since the 1980s, when Charles Koch began donating heavily to the school." Click for the final two. Or see BuzzFeed's take, which includes alumni photos.