UPenn On New List of 25 Best Colleges and Universities for LGBT Students


Once again, the University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the nation’s best universities for LGBT students. The accolade comes from Campus Pride, an organization dedicated to making campuses more gay-friendly. Every year, the group compiles a “Campus Pride Index” based on a series of 50 questions they send to students across the country.

UPenn gets five out of five stars in seven of the eight categories on the questionnaire, including LGBT Policy Inclusion, LGBT Housing and Residence Life, and LGBT Counseling and Health. It gets a 4.5 out of five stars in LGBT Academic Life. Read our profile on the history of Penn as a gay-friendly school here.

Other nearby schools to make the list include Princeton, in Princeton, N.J., and Rutgers, in New Brunswick, N.J.

Check out the complete, most recent rundown of top universities for LGBT students, listed in alphabetical order, below:

  • Carleton College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Connecticut College
  • Ithaca College
  • Macalester College
  • Oberlin College
  • The Ohio State University
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of  Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, Diluth
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University