These Are The 50 Most LGBTQ-Friendly Universities In America For 2017

Princeton University

A big round of applause for Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Princeton ranked first and MIT second among the top 50 most LGBTQ-friendly universities in America for 2017, according to a new ranking by College Choice.

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire was the third most welcoming campus in America for LGBTQ students, followed by the University of Pennsylvania, University of California Los Angeles, and University of Michigan.

Cornell, Harvey Mudd College, Ohio State, and Johns Hopkins are among the universities that made the top 10 list.

These are the 50 most LGBTQ-friendly universities in America for 2017:

  1. Princeton University (Score: 100, Average Tuition: $45,320)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Score: 96, Average Tuition: $48,452)
  3. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Score: 95, Average Tuition: $8,822)
  4. University of Pennsylvania (Score: 94.8, Average Tuition: $51,464)
  5. University of California Los Angeles (Score: 93.4, Average Tuition: $12,836)
  6. University of Michigan (Score: 92.6, Average Tuition: $13,856)
  7. Cornell University (Score: 92, Average Tuition: $50,953)
  8. Harvey Mudd College (Score: 92, Average Tuition: $52,916)
  9. The Ohio State University (Score: 91.6, Average Tuition: $10,037)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (Score: 91.2, Average Tuition: $50,410)
  11. Washington University St. Louis (Score: 90.4, Average Tuition: $49,770)
  12. Duke University (Score: 90.4, Average Tuition: $51,265)
  13. University of Maryland College Park (Score: 90.2, Average Tuition: $10,181)
  14. University of California Davis (Score: 89.4, Average Tuition: $14,046)
  15. Northwestern University (Score: 89.4, Average Tuition: $50,855)
  16. University of Texas Austin (Score: 88.8, Average Tuition: $9,806)
  17. University of Washington (Score: 88.8, Average Tuition: $10,753)
  18. Tufts University (Score: 88.4, Average Tuition: $52,430)
  19. University of California San Diego (Score: 87.8, Average Tuition: $14,705)
  20. Case Western Reserve University (Score: 87.8, Average Tuition: $46,006)
  21. Southern Oregon University (Score: 87.6, Average Tuition: $8,145)
  22. University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (Score: 87.2, Average Tuition: $7,878)
  23. University of California Santa Barbara (Score: 87.2,Average Tuition: $14,022)
  24. Pennsylvania State University (Score: 86, Average Tuition: $17,900)
  25. New York University (Score: 86 Average Tuition: $49,062)
  26. Lehigh University (Score: 85.6, Average Tuition: $48,320)
  27. University of Southern California (Score: 84.8, Average Tuition: $52,217)
  28. University of Oregon (Score: 84.6, Average Tuition: $10,762)
  29. University of Connecticut (Score: 84.4, Average Tuition: $14,066)
  30. Southern Illinois University (Score: 84.2, Average Tuition: $11,008)
  31. Northern Kentucky University (Score: 83.4, Average Tuition: $9,384)
  32. Macalester College (Score: 83.2, Average Tuition: $50,639)
  33. Rutgers University College (Score: 82.8 Average Tuition: $14,372)
  34. San Diego State University (Score: 82.6, Average Tuition: $7,084)
  35. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Score: 82, Average Tuition: $13,790)
  36. Bridgewater State University (Score: 81.2, Average Tuition: $9,610)
  37. University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Score: 81.2, Average Tuition: $13,790)
  38. Indiana University Bloomington (Score: 80.8, Average Tuition: $10,388)
  39. University of Iowa (Score: 80, Average Tuition: $8,325)
  40. Oberlin College (Score: 79.4, Average Tuition: $52,002)
  41. Stony Brook University (Score: 78.4, Average Tuition: $9,026)
  42. University of Central Florida (Score: 77.8, Average Tuition: $6,368)
  43. University of Colorado–Boulder (Score: 77.4, Average Tuition: $11,531)
  44. University of Maine (Score: 76.2, Average Tuition: $7,480)
  45. Kansas State University (Score: 76.4, Average Tuition: $9,350)
  46. University of Houston (Score: 76.2, Average Tuition: $10,710)
  47. Washington State University (Score: 76.2, Average Tuition: $11,041)
  48. University of Minnesota–Morris (Score: 76, Average Tuition: $12,846)
  49. University of Arizona (Score: 75, Average Tuition: $10,872)
  50. Williams College (Score: 74.8, Average Tuition: $51,790)

In compiling the “50 most LGBTQ-friendly universities in America for 2017 ranking,” researchers first identified the universities that protect their LGBTQ students through policy inclusion, offer a number of resources and services for LGBTQ students, and intentionally promote LGBTQ perspectives in their curriculum.

It also took into account the academic reputation, affordability, student satisfaction, and average annual salary of graduates from the universities across the country to create a definitive ranking.

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