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Hoping to locate a gay-friendly college where students and faculty will accept you as an out student? Check out the latest issue of The Princeton Review, which provides a list of the most gay-friendly colleges in the United States.
According to responses from 110,000 students at 361 top colleges in the United States, New College of Florida ranks number 1 when it comes to having a campus community accepting of gay students. Located adjacent to the John Ringling Art Museum in Sarasota, New College also ranks as the number 1 most politically active school--and number 1 for having a near absence of intercollegiate sports.
Filling out the top five positions for gay-friendly schools are Macalester College of St. Paul, Minn.; Wellesley College in Massachusetts; Eugene Lang College/New School University in New York City; and Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. The best school for overall academic experience is Reed College in Portland, Ore.--but that school ranks 18th for being gay-friendly.
Topping the list of least gay-friendly schools is Virginia's Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Notre Dame, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
The Princeton Review's rankings are available online at www.princetonreview.com. (Sirius/OutQ)