I am planning on going there in the fall too. I would consider my self to lean a little towards being a liberal. I have a lot of conservative catholic friends and most aren't so conservative that it is unbearable. I talked to someone who graduated from there last year and she was friendly and explained that it wasn't that bad. Then she compared it to BYU and I almost hung up. Apparrently because I am from Southern Idaho she thought I was mormon.