Back to school time is upon us, or nearly, depending on where you live, and that means high school seniors will be considering their options for a college education — which are growing for America’s LGBTQ youth.
Campus Pride is out with its annual ranking of the most friendly campuses for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students and faculty, a list of 30 colleges and universities from coast to coast.
“Prospective students and their families today expect colleges to be LGBTQ-friendly. They want to know what LGBTQ programs, services and resources are available on the campus ― and which are the ‘Best of the Best,’” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, in a statement to the Huffington Post.
“There are colleges that are recruiting LGBTQ youth ― and they are investing in a campus that is fully supportive of LGBTQ students. This Top 30 list showcases those ‘Top’ campuses leading the way.”
Scroll down to see the names of the six top campuses, listed alphabetically on the Campus Pride “Honor Roll,” for earning three stars or above. Click here for an overview of the rankings, and here for the full survey results listing all 30 campuses.
- Ithaca College, New York
- Montclair State University, New Jersey
- Rutgers, State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
- Southern Oregon University, Oregon
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
- University of Pennsylvania