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List Of Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges And Universities In The United States For 2015

The University of Massachusetts has been named as one of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly Colleges and Universities in the United States for 2015 by Campus Pride, a nonprofit support and advocacy network for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).

Also on the list of 25 top colleges and universities working to create an inclusive campus climate for LGBTQ students is Princeton, Ohio State, Cornell, Rutgers university, University of Oregon, and the university of Maine at Machias.

The top 25 LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and universities list, 2015, is based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool that self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices. The list recognizes the “Best of the Best” LGBTQ friendly higher education institutions in the United States. The listing this year includes public and private colleges with student enrollment from 1,600 to more than 50,000.

In order to be in the Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities in the United States listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in a long list of LGBT-friendly categories ranging from inclusion, institutional commitment, student and academic life, campus safety, LGBT health, and LGBT recruitment.

Here are the top 25 LGBT-friendly Colleges and Universities in the United States for 2015 (listed in alphabetical order):

1. Cornell University

2. Elon University

3. Indiana University, Bloomington

4. Ithaca College

5. Macalester College

6. Montclair State University

7. Princeton University

8. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

9. San Diego State University

10. Southern Oregon University

11. The Ohio State University

12. The Pennsylvania State University

13. Tufts University

14. University of Colorado at Boulder

15. University of Louisville

16. University of Maine at Machias

17. University of Maryland, College Park

18. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

19. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

20. University of Oregon

21. University of Pennsylvania

22. University of Vermont

23. University of Washington

24. University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

25. Williams College

Macalester College was also among the top 20 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the United States, 2015 according to a list released by the Princeton Review in early August.  You can also explore the top 100 business schools rankings by CEOWORLD Magazine for 2015.
[Note: More information on Campus Pride, and images by Cornell University Facebook page. ]

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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