Monday, July 30, 2007

Colleges Rated by Gay Friendliness

Here are the Top 20 Gay Friendly Colleges compiled by the Princeton Review (

1.) New College of Florida
2.) Macalester College
3.) Wellesley College
4.) Eugene Lang College/New School University
5.) Mount Holyoke College
6.) St. John's College (MD)
7.) Bryn Mawr College
8.) Lawrence University
9.) Emerson College
10.) Harvey Mudd College
11.) St. John's College (NM)
12.) Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
13.) Wesleyan University
14.) Marlboro College
15.) Carleton College
16.) Smith College
17.) Haverford College
18.) Reed College
19.) Bard College
20.) Oberlin College

The least gay friendly:

1.) Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia
2.) University of Notre Dame
3.) Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Hampton Sydney is in a very small town of the same name located basically over an hours drive from anywhere in Virginia even remotely progressive (progressive, of course being a highly relative term when associated with Virginia). I was there once in my frat days and it has probably changed little in the intervening 35 years.


Anonymous said...

Mills College, the lesbian enclave, gets no mention? Of course, the two St. John's would be gay-friendly, while their Catholic sister college Thomas Aquinas failing is hardly surprising. Harvey Mudd is principally a mathematics/science campus of the Claremont Colleges, so how did it, but the other four, make the grade. Reed College is the "anything goes" party school of the West Coast. Ironically, nothing about Calvin College, which being the school for Dutch Reformed, has quite a GLBT focus.

In a word: This list is very arbitrary. Were only small liberal arts colleges allowed?

BostonPobble said...

My immediate reacion when seeing Hampden-Sydney on there was "of course." *sigh*