When it comes to selecting a commencement speaker, the nation’s top 100 universities lean decidedly left, according to a new survey by the Young America’s Foundation.
Of the top 100 universities listed by U.S. News and World Report, 62 have selected liberal commencement speakers and only 17 selected conservatives.
Speakers at the top 10 schools include:
Harvard University – Oprah Winfrey
Princeton University – Ben Bernanke
Yale University – Cory Booker
Columbia University – Lee C. Bollinger
University of Chicago – Abbie J. Smith
MIT – Drew Houston
Stanford University – Michael Bloomberg
Duke University – Melinda Gates
Among the handful of conservatives to get speaking invites were Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Ga. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and former Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.