10 LGBT Friendly Colleges

LGBTQ pride flagMany colleges work to foster campus atmospheres that are very supportive of LGBT students, through initiatives such as student housing, counseling services, recruiting efforts, campus safety measures, and academic programming.

As more and more US colleges do a great job of focusing on this issue, there are a few schools that are already well known for their efforts and success.  Here we highlight ten colleges that go above and beyond in creating a safe, gay-friendly campus climate.
 
 
Carleton College
Location: Northfield, MN
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 2,055
Tuition: $42,690 in state / $42,690 out of state
LGBT Support: Gender and Sexuality Center

Macalester College
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Religious
Students: 2,070
Tuition: $41,800 in state / $41,800 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBTQ@MAC

New York University
Location: New York, NY
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 44,516
Tuition: $39,344 in state / $39,344 out of state
LGBT Support: NYU LGBTQ Student Center

Oberlin College
Location: Oberlin, OH
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 2,978
Tuition: $42,842 in state / $42,842 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBTQ Sexuality Studies Programs

The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, OH
Type: Public
Students: 56,387
Tuition: $8,856 in state / $23,751 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBTQ & Allies

Princeton University
Location: Princeton, NJ
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 7,975
Tuition: $37,000 in state / $37,000 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBT Center

Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 19,945
Tuition: $40,050 in state / $40,050 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBT Resource Center

U Mass Amherst
Location: Amherst, MA
Type: Public
Students: 28,236
Tuition: $1,714 in state / $9,937 out of state
LGBT Support: Spectrum: LGBTQA Community

University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Type: Public
Students: 43,426
Tuition: $12,440 in state / $37,588 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBT Support

University of Pennsylvania 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: Private / Nonprofit / Non Religious
Students: 24,725
Tuition: $37,620 in state / $37,620 out of state
LGBT Support: LGBT Center
 
Congrats to our featured schools! To find more colleges with a focus on LGBT do a CM college search and under the “Diversity Support Programs” tab choose “LGBT Support.” Yay, college!

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