Princeton Review’s Annual List Of Gay-Friendly And Unfriendly Colleges

Yale-UniversityBoston’s Emerson College and Pennsylvania’s Grove City College topped the Princeton Review’s annual list of the most LGBT-friendly and unfriendly colleges in the country, respectively.

Rankings are based on surveys of 126,000 students about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves. In addition to a campus’ acceptance of LGBT students, the Princeton Review rates schools on other, highly important criteria, such as the top party schools (Univeristy of Iowa), top stone-cold sober schools (Brigham Young Universty, once again) and most conservative (Auburn University) and liberal (Bennington College) students.

New England and California schools dominated the gay-friendly list, while the South rose again on the unfriendly side of things. However, Asheville, North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College came in at number 2 behind Emerson, outgaying traditionally queertastic sanctuaries of higher learning such as NYU, Yale and Bryn Mawr. In a surprising turn of events, the University of Rhode Island was ranked more unfriendly than not one, but three Texas universities, and the Catholic University of America. We guess no same-sex weddings will be occurring at the RIU’s chapel anytime soon.

Check out the full rankings below:

20 Most LGBT-Friendly

  1. Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  2. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC)
  3. New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL)
  4. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
  6. Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  7. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, MA)
  8. Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  9. New York University (NY, NY)
  10. Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  11. Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  12. Bennington College (Bennington, VT)
  13. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  14. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  15. Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  16. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)
  17. Maccalester College (St. Paul, MN)
  18. Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)
  19. Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT)
  20. Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

20 Most LGBT-Unfriendly

  1. Grove City College (Grove City, PA)
  2. Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden Sydney, VA)
  3. College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, MO)
  4. Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
  5. University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
  6. Brigham Young University (Provo, UT
  7. Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  8. Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)
  9. University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
  10. University of Dallas (Irving, TX)
  11. Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
  12. Baylor University(Waco, TX)
  13. Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
  14. Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
  15. Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  16. Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC)
  17. Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)
  18. Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.)
  19. Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  20. University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)

Campus Pride warns, however, that you should take these rankings with a grain of salt.