Bryn Mawr College Named Top 20 LGBT-Friendly School by Princeton Review

Rockefeller Hall at Bryn Mawr College

Rockefeller Hall at Bryn Mawr College

This week, Princeton Review released its annual Most LGBT-Friendly Schools list. There weren’t too many surprises. Private, liberal stalwarts make the top three: Stanford in California, Oberlin in Ohio, and Emerson in Boston. There was one thing that caught my eye, though: UPenn didn’t make it.

If you keep track of lists like these, you know Penn’s always right there at the top. The results came from a survey sent to 130,000 college students across the country. And apparently the local school that impressed them most was Bryn Mawr College, which came in at a none-too-shabby No. 6.

Niche, a site that compiles college reviews and ratings, also agrees. It gives Bryn Mawr an “A” in diversity, noting that, “You will not find a place more gay-friendly than Bryn Mawr College. The Drag Ball at Haverford is very popular, and Bryn Mawr students recently resurrected the Rainbow Alliance on campus.”

Here’s the rest of the list:

  1. Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  2. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  3. Emerson College, Boston, MA
  4. Smith College, Northampton, MA
  5. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
  6. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  7. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  8. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
  9. New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
  10. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
  11. Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  12. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  13. Yale University, New Haven, CT
  14. New York University, New York, NY
  15. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
  16. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  17. Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
  18. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  19. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  20. Rice University, Houston, TX

Source: Huffington Post