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Most religious students? BYU rules

Break out the sparkling grape juice.

LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University has earned the top spot in a recent survey conducted by The Princeton Review as America's No. 1 college for "most religious students."

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It's a distinction the Provo school hasn't always achieved, being beaten out in 2009 by Thomas Aquinas College, a a Catholic-affiliated campus in Southern California.

In related news, BYU also ranked third on the list for most "LGBT-Unfriendly," ninth for "most conservative students," and fourth for "Don't Inhale" (the opposite of "Reefer Madness").

BYU is also No. 1 for America's "Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch," schools and No. 1 for "Got Milk?" schools (the opposite of "Lots of Beer"). This is the 14th straight year BYU has earned the top spot in rankings of student sobriety.

Here are how other colleges ranked when it came to religion (other rankings):

The top five colleges in the country for "most religious students," according to the survey of 122,000 students, are:

1. Brigham Young University, Provo.

2. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

3. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula Calif.

4. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.

5. Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.

The top five colleges for "least religious students" are:

1. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

2. Reed College, Portland, Ore.

3. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

4. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

5. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.

Lisa Schencker

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