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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:

Rank University Location
1 Augsburg University Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 Elon University Elon, North Carolina
3 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, California
4 Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana
5 Ithaca College Ithaca, New York
6 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas
7 Macalester College Saint Paul, Minnesota
8 Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey
9 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
10 The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania
11 Portland State University Portland, Oregon
12 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
13 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick New Brunswick, New Jersey
14 San Diego State University San Diego, California
15 Southern Oregon University Ashland, Oregon
16 Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts
17 University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, Colorado
18 University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky
19 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts
20 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon
21 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 University of Washington Seattle, Washington
23 University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
25 Washington State University Pullman, Washington
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
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, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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