Campus Pride Announces Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Schools of 2015

Today, Campus Pride released its annual list of Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities of 2015. This year’s list is based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool that self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices at institutions of higher education.

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer and more welcoming college environment for LGBTQ students.

“As time goes on, the needs of LGBTQ college and university students change,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride and creator of the Campus Pride Index, said in a press release. “Therefore, we have updated our Campus Pride Index assessment to reflect that, with higher standards for campuses and a higher focus on trans and gender nonconforming students.”

Below are the Top 25 schools of 2015.

Cornell University

Elon University

Indiana University Bloomington

Ithaca College

Macalester College

Montclair State University

Princeton University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick

San Diego State University

Southern Oregon University

The Ohio State University

The Pennsylvania State University

Tufts University

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Louisville

University of Maine at Machias

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Vermont

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

Williams College

For more information about the Top 25 or the Campus Pride Index, visit