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These Are 25 Of The Most LGBTQ Friendly Universities And Colleges In The US

A national nonprofit that works to create a safer environment for LGBTQ students has ranked Augsburg University number one among the “Best of the Best” LGBTQ-friendly universities in the United States.

The 2017 2017 Campus Pride Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning-Friendly Campus Climate Index highlights the top college or university in each state that has succeeded in creating an inclusive and educational environment for students who identify as LGBTQ.

Campus Pride works alongside students, faculty, staff, and administrators at more than 1,400 campuses to help support and improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people.

To be in the top 25 listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks. Other institutions in the ranking include Princeton, San Diego State University, Washington State University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

These are 25 of the most LGBTQ friendly universities and colleges in the United States:

1Augsburg UniversityMinneapolis, Minnesota
2Elon UniversityElon, North Carolina
3Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, California
4Indiana University BloomingtonBloomington, Indiana
5Ithaca CollegeIthaca, New York
6Kansas State UniversityManhattan, Kansas
7Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, Minnesota
8Montclair State UniversityMontclair, New Jersey
9The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, Ohio
10The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
11Portland State UniversityPortland, Oregon
12Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey
13Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey
14San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, California
15Southern Oregon UniversityAshland, Oregon
16Tufts UniversityMedford, Massachusetts
17University of Colorado, BoulderBoulder, Colorado
18University of LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky
19University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, Massachusetts
20University of OregonEugene, Oregon
21University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
22University of WashingtonSeattle, Washington
23University of Wisconsin–Green BayGreen Bay, Wisconsin
24University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
25Washington State UniversityPullman, Washington

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