UVM graduation by Sally McCay
Vermont Business Magazine College Choice has published a ranking of the 50 Best LGBT Friendly College and Universities. The University of Vermont ranked 39th and was the only Vermont college on the list. The following ranking highlights many universities that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and its allies.These standout schools are some of the best in the country at committing time and resources to equipping their students, staff, and faculty with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide.
College Choice began with a base list of regionally accredited universities that are highly rated by Campus Pride, a website that rates the LBGTQ-friendliness of colleges. Schools that passed this initial criterion were then evaluated and ranked based on academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, average financial aid awarded, and return on investment. In other words, all the schools on this list would be good choices for students looking for an LGBTQ-friendly school. The ranking is directly connected to the other factors students consider to be most important.
The University of Pennsylvania leads the ranking, which evaluated and ranked schools based on publicly available information on accreditation, Campus Pride rating, academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, average financial aid awarded, and return on investment. Williams College and Amherst Collegecame in second and third respectively.
EUGENE, Ore., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/50-best-lgbt-friendly-colleges-and-universities/).