Monday, March 2, 2015

#AlmaMaterMadness: The Catholic Hipster College Bracket

It's March here at The Catholic Hipster, and you know what that means!

Well, actually, you don't, because this weblog has only been around since December. 

Okay, I'll tell you what it's time for Alma Mater Madness!!!

That's right! The Catholic Hipster is out to determine which Catholic College in the United States best represents what Catholic Hipsters are all about. 

This year, we're taking the Cardinal Newman Society's list of recommended Catholic colleges, and putting them head to head in a battle for Catholic Hipster College supremecy. 

Your job, as the loyal reader, is to research the hipster vibe of each college, vote in the poll to the right, drop your winners and reasons behind them in the comments below, or tweet us @theghissilent with the hashtag #AlmaMaterMadness to pump up the vote for your favorites. 

We'll move the brackets along, posting to the blog and Twitter each time we enter a new round, until we can crown a winner!

The voting for the first round will go from right now until Wednesday at 11:59 PM Pacific Time...then we'll move on to round two!

And, without further ado, here is the official 2015 Catholic Hipster Alma Mater Madness opening bracket: 

1. Christendom College VS. 20. Walsh University

2. Holy Apostles College & Seminary VS. 19. University of Mary

3. Franciscan University of Steubenville VS. 18. St. Gregory's University

4. John Paul the Great Catholic University VS. 17. Mount St. Mary's University

5. Northeast Catholic College VS. 16. DeSales University

6. Thomas Aquinas College VS. 15. The Catholic University of America

7. Wyoming Catholic College VS. 14. Belmont Abbey College

8. University of Dallas VS. 13. Aquinas College

9. The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts vs. 12. Ave Maria University

10. Benedictine College vs 11. University of St. Thomas

Let the Madness begin!!!


  1. JPII is the original hipster. I think John Paul the Great has to make it pretty far.