Princeton University Named Most LBGTQ-Friendly College
A website that ranks universities and colleges in many different categories has named Princeton University as the nation's most LBGTQ-friendly school. College Consensus says that LBGTQ students "look for policy: inclusive language in their student handbook; gender inclusive housing (or gender neutral housing); explicit non-discrimination policies (for instance, women’s colleges that are openly welcoming to trans women); mental health resources for LGBT youth (who disproportionately experience trauma, abuse, and PTSD)."
College Consensus combines opinions from several college ranking publications with thousands of real student reviews to come up with an overall score. After compiling all of the scores, Princeton University had the highest score among all schools in the U.S.
One of the sources that College Consensus relied on was CampusPrideIndex.org, which is owned by "the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-friendly learning environments at colleges and universities." CampusPrideIndex gave Princeton 5 out of 5 stars. The school earned high marks in categories like LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment, LGBTQ Campus Safety, and LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts.
Two other area schools were also among the Top 25 Most LGBTQ-friendly. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia was ranked #3 and Rutgers University in New Brunswick was ranked #20.
For a complete listing of the Top 25 schools and more information, click here.