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Top LGBT-Friendly Colleges for 2012

Gay-Friendly Colleges and Universities


Looking for a gay-friendly college? Massachusetts should be first on your list. The first state to offer same-sex marriage is has more gay-friendly colleges than any other state according to an annual list published by the Princeton Review. The results are based on surveys of 122,000 students at 376 universities. The rating are done by the whole student body and not just LGBT students. The Princeton Review also ranks colleges on a wide-variety of other academic, financial, environmental and social issues.

The most gay-friendly colleges for 2012 are:

  1. New York University New York NY
  2. Stanford University Stanford CA
  3. Emerson College Boston MA
  4. Wellesley College Wellesley MA
  5. Bennington College Bennington VT
  6. University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison WI
  7. Macalester College St. Paul MN
  8. New College of Florida Sarasota FL
  9. Prescott College Prescott AZ
  10. Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY
  11. Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA
  12. Grinnell College Grinnell IA
  13. St. John's College (MD) Annapolis MD
  14. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham MA
  15. Smith College Northampton MA
  16. Hampshire College Amherst MA
  17. Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA
  18. Boston University Boston MA
  19. Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA
  20. Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington MA
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