The Worst Colleges in America

Browse the library or the Internet, and you’ll find dozens of “best college” rankings lists. But where do you find information about the worst colleges?  Radar Magazine provides an annual list of the Worst Colleges in America.  Keep in mind that these rankings are pretty subjective — but hey, aren’t all college rankings?

They explain the research behind their list – “Our annual college survey is an exhaustive, semiscientific guide to the most substandard schools in America, incorporating statistics on academics, graduation rates, and student life from a diverse array of sources, including the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and the U.S. Department of Education.”

According to Radar Magazine, here are the worst colleges in America:

University of Bridgeport is America's Worst College.

The Worst College in America: University of Bridgeport

Worst of the Big Ten: Michigan State University

Worst Trust-Fund-Baby College: Bennington College

Worst Ivy League School: Cornell University

Worst Christian School: Liberty University

Worst Party School (tie): San Diego State University and California State University, Chico

Worst Military Academy: Virginia Military Institute

Worst Women’s School: Texas Woman’s University

80 Responses to “The Worst Colleges in America”

  1. MRose says:

    UB is an excellent school for the dedicated student who did not initially have the qualifications for a top tier school. However, it has a well-regarded history in Connecticut (well, ok, there was a little bit of a problem a couple of decades ago, but still…). I busted my butt and graduated in the ’80’s with an engineering degree and then went on to a well-regarded New England law school, which then opened the doors to me to two Fortune 250 law departments. Folks, it’s what you make of it. Internet trollers be damned.

  2. Bram says:


  3. Perry says:

    Bennington is a really incredible school. Its programs are definitely going to be the future of college education. the idea of majors and requirements are really archaic. I have a 4.3 GPA and a 2150 on the SATs and got into washington university, Barnard, and Pomona, and I’m going to Bennington instead next year. It provides work experience and a really specialized education, so I’m confident I will get a job after graduating, especially with the help of the amazing faculty at the school. Plus, I’m not a trust fund baby and I got a huge scholarship cause they are need blind.
    this list is idiotic.

  4. Thai professor says:

    Thai election on July 3, 11. CORRUPTION CLASS practising, thai students (not allowed ) paid to chair person, professor lee almost all the accounting subjects learning at au (extra class teaching) Non-degree subject teachers (burmese, tagalog and indians are appointed to teach, otherwise 600 students per subject per semester (act 1600 only) will not retake.Main income of shool comes from the subjects repeating, restaurant rent fees, domitory because 500 intelligent students study free per semester (shcolarship given to hundred of highschools in thailand, otherwise 80% of each class has to drop). Thousand of students complaned about the university, check facebook (???????)

  5. TIBBYBOO says:

    At university in thai, if the guard finds you with the followings, you have to pay seven dollars to school.
    1. skirt wearing as short (tight) as everyday using by profesor Lee.
    2. slipper wearing to campus like professor Jane Detnaber (from India)
    3. no shirt tug in the trousers or skirts
    4. no school belt nor school buttons.
    5. smoking in the prohibited area.
    6. song singing for late coming to class taught by professor June. ( recommend you not to take moring class at bangna. In the morning at 830am, there are hundreds of cars waiting in que to enter the campus, only one door, car parking not enough, not free $1.5
    7. Just found out today, Englsh Native speakers for thai students have no bachelor degree.

  6. TIBBYBOO says:


  7. sasalala says:

    At Assu university in thai, you wll find

    1. Many and many Poor quality teachers, accounting teachers do
    not know how to do accounting cycle.
    2. Accounting teachers do not know how to allocate the marks for the answer they ask.
    3. Teacher grades papers badly.
    4. Chairperson and department members make money at home, from their own thai students.
    5. After and being chairperson, gives tutorial class every subject she teaches at AU.
    6. Main income is the tutorial class, Can you expect anything from the school class.
    7. Subordinates are voiceless, indians, burmese and philipine from poor countries.
    8. We must not be very outstandings, otherwise 80 % of each class (total 20 classes per subject) will not go to tutorial class . At lease, the chair earns some rent 30000 per month from tutors.
    9. Assistant to chai, Mss vicky v. (poor accountng knowledge) is hired to fail the thai students.
    10. Thai students (don’t study hard) are willingly to pay to chair , Miss Lee, Miss Lek, Miss Noi. Mr. P for thai version class.

  8. sasalala says:

    As long as the bridgetport teachers know how to grade the papers and make no money from their own students at home. This is ok.

  9. homeschool college student says:

    You forgot to put the University of Memphis on this list. The dorms are rowdy, dangerous, and like something out of the Third World. Also, the administration is terrible. I went there for two years, and something was always going wrong. Once, an important letter from them got lost because they had changed my address in the system without my asking or knowledge. I had filed a temporary change of address with the post office for the Christmas break, but it was perfectly clear that the change was only temporary. Also, I made it a point to mail it from an off-campus post office so that the school wouldn’t record me as having an address change. A few weeks after Christmas break ended, they finally found that the letter had just been returned to them. It had been addressed to my temporary address by the school (no forwarding label from the post office), and it had been posted after I’d left that address. The lady in the office showed me the envelope as though it was my fault that the address had been changed. I had never filed a change of address with the school, only with the US mail.

    Then there was the time I applied for on-campus housing, making it perfectly clear that I needed the type of housing that’s open during the winter break. I was assigned to non-extended housing, and spent the last month of the fall semester worried sick over what I was going to do about Christmas break. I only had one relative in the US, who is very abusive, and had nowhere to go over those four weeks. Fortunately, I found a boarding house not far away.

    The university also presented their dorms as though they’re quiet enough to study in, and as though the rules are well enforced. Instead, there was loud rap music pounding through the walls most of the time, accented by wild shreiking. I wrote to the housing office telling them about the noise, and suggesting that a rule be introduced requiring people to use headphones if they want to listen to music. Rather than enforcing the house rules, they wrote back asking me to circulate a petition.

    My advice to any college-bound student is simple: Don’t go to the University of Memphis!

  10. Domjan tyrese somalio says:

    um yea, idk why people are dissing bridgeport so much. bridgeport is a good school and your all just a bunch of idiet haters. whats more important?? im in college and you idiets are wasting your life away flipping the burgers of despair.

  11. the truth says:

    UB is a way better college than what these people think. Oh and you’ll get loser students who have nothing better to do than trash their college on the internet AT ANY COLLEGE.

  12. Skinny McGruder says:

    Frankly, I don’t care where they get their epsom salt from. The day that I start handing out shoe laces will be when a Hemi engine can hold its own in a game of horseshoes. And another thing: why is it that lawn chairs don’t have ears??? Someone tell me that.

  13. Buklau says:

    Chuck Norris and Beyonce would make a great couple

  14. Buklau says:

    Dude i just found an alien in my backyard, it was walking around when all of a sudden it looked at me and i said “ET! Back away before i get water on you” because everyone knows that robots and aliens are allergic to water, thats what the funny alien on star wars said when he went on saturday night live with justin beiber

  15. Buklau says:


  16. Buklau says:

    oh honey i got the worst case of diahrrea right now oh crap there it goes but on the bright side i just switched to gieco and saved 15% or more by listening to the caveman and his lizard friend

  17. Buklau says:

    Harvard sucks my ex-daughter goes there and she was the valedictorian for Hogwarts High School and she was the highest scoring quidditch player for her team and when she went there she found out that tupac was still alive and that ownage pranks on youtube is really funny oh and did i mention how old martha stuart is

  18. Top Online Degrees says:

    Our annual college survey is an exhaustive, semiscientific guide to the most substandard schools in America.

  19. Zaiditu Persaud says:

    This is very discouraging. I start my freshman year at Bridgeport in a couple of weeks. I was extremely ecstatic before but now I am just altogether disgusted especially by the ignorant comments posted by students who I bet don’t even attend the University but just want to make a fool out of it. I truly believe that it is up to you as an individual to make it in life. I don’t like it when I see people judge someone based on the school they’ve attended. There are people in this world who hold a degree from some of the best schools in America yes but does that mean that they are brilliant because of what a piece of paper says…NO ! I didn’t even start at the school yet and I can already tell just from visiting that Bridgeport is not one of the greatest schools of all time. But they have the potential to be better which is one thing that I admire about the school and with the economic situation of our country right now it obviously won’t take a month for the school to become fantastic. I know that Bridgeport has had plenty of problems in the past, many schools have but it’s interesting that people just enjoy bringing up the problems of Bridgeport a University located within an urban community that is often affiliated with a religion that people don’t have a clue about. What about now? Instead of basing your research on information about the school from 20-30 years ago how about you give the readers info on what the University is doing now to gain a better reputation. I truly don’t believe that it is one of the worst schools in America. If this is what you call research then you need to spend a couple of more years in school because I highly doubt you enlightened a lot of people; instead you have everyone bewildered by your lack of knowledge. Everyone has their mind made up about Bridgeport because of their concerns regarding the Unification church. As usual Americans do what they’re exceptionally good at, fear the unknown. The University is really beautiful on the inside & the faculty/students are really helpful maybe even more helpful than other schools i’ve visited. Bridgeport may not have the best dorms, students with a “Harvard brain”, and it’s not located in one of the best areas it’s up to you to have either a good/bad experience for the next four years of your life. If you read nonsense such as this then obviously you won’t enjoy your college experience but i’ve read it and I don’t have a care in the world for it because at the end of the day it’s about what I accomplish at Bridgeport, what I do to help the school become better and what I will continue to do for the school even when I am an alumni.

  20. Lester Dermody says:

    wow, after reading this post I now see why this approach is extremely important mankinds well being, thanks a lot! Thanks

  21. Talisha says:

    What about LA International college? Is it an good online college?

  22. IonaMan14 says:

    @John ,
    was that your college essay ?

  23. blogomaniac says:

    Is the University of Phoenix still considered a diploma mill? They now have a football stadium; in fact, the one that is supposed to be hosting the next (?)Super Bowl. That’s the site that is controversial, not because of the ‘University’s’ reputation, but rather the state of Arizona creating a law that offends immigrants and left wing illegal sympathizers.

    If they move the Super Bowl from Phoenix, why not close Lambeau Field in Green Bay because Wisconsin has an inordinate amount of prison inmates, especially minorities, in a state where there aren’t many minorities? That state is facist and I’m sure there are many innocents incarcerated.

    My latter argument supercedes the one against Arizona where they are just excerising states rights. There should be no illegals in the U.S. and there should be no innocent people in prison.

  24. watermeloniqua says:

    ohh i wudnt dun yA hurrr, shout outt 2 ma homeboy ray ray in jail datts how we does it BROOKLYN and ma babii mama shanique laquisha and shananaynay nd 2 maa sugaa mama yehh universidy o bridgeportt ye digg dats how we does zone 4 kfc representt dattt dont stop git it git it zone 4 KFC wher bridgeport at where bridgeport at

  25. watermeloniqua says:

    heyy yall i bee goinnn two da ooniversity a bridgeportt, representt! BR BR BRIDGEPORT throw it up! maynee the campus is of de hizzle fo shizzle man DAYgot kfc on campus so i get my grub on ya feel me, dey gott$$ datt grape drankk ye digg, and all we do is lurn bout how to run from da POOLEECEE and how 2 sell DAT ROCK CRACK son. yeo i bee gittin my lil waynez on in da rap class, sunn ima be baggin dem big booty judyss yaa hurrrr dont stop git it git it pop thatt doo doo brown… GUCCCIII BURRRR

  26. Whitney says:




  27. tim says:

    ‘Worst Ivy league’ doesnt mean shit. Cornell’s still better than thousands of colleges worldwide/ in US.

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