Ithaca, Dartmouth, Penn State Ranked Among U.S.’ Most Gay-Friendly Colleges

Campus Pride just released its annual Campus Climate Index, ranking more than 330 colleges nationwide on LGBT inclusivity.

The nonprofit group vetted the schools (which must request to participate) with a 50-question survey encompassing campus policy, institutional commitment, classes, student life, housing, health and counseling, campus safety, and recruitment and retention. Participating colleges were given ratings based on a five-star system.

Schools that earned all five stars include Ithaca, University of Oregon, Amherst College, Ohio State, Penn State, Dartmouth, Syracuse and UCLA. For comparison, Harvard and Yale both got 4.5 stars.

On the other side of the scale, Clemson received two stars, Utah State got 1.5 stars, and Philander Smith College (yes, that’s it’s name) got just one star.

Click here for the full rankings.