“Campus Pride” has released its 2014 ranking of the LGBT friendliest colleges in America. We’ve been publicizing the results of this ranking for years as we at Ivy Coach firmly support efforts to get the word out about universities that do great work for the LGBT community and foster a welcoming community..and those that don’t. Among the top 50 LGBT friendliest colleges in America for 2014 are: Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Amherst College, Connecticut College, Emory University, Harvard University, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tulane University, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University in St. Louis.
So of the Ivy League colleges, only Columbia University and Yale University didn’t make the top fifty cut. On last year’s top twenty-five ranking, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania were the only representatives of the Ivy League. But with an expanded ranking this year, six made the cut. We at Ivy Coach would like to salute these Ivy League and other highly selective — and not as selective — colleges as well for your efforts in creating great communities for your LGBT populations.
And a particular shout out to those universities that just a few years ago would never make such a list but are now some of the LGBT friendliest schools in the nation. Change can indeed happen. And it has.