Princeton Review’s 20 most gay-friendly and gay-unfriendly colleges in the U.S.


The Princeton Review is out with its gay-friendly and gay-unfriendly schools. SMU remained off the gay-unfriendly list for a second year, but the University of Dallas, Texas A&M and Baylor made the list at No. 10, 11 and 12, respectively. No Texas schools are on the gay-friendly list. View the full lists below.

—  David Taffet

SMU drops 2 spots to No. 16 on Princeton Review’s list of most homophobic schools

The Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings were released Monday, and SMU again appears on the list of the nation’s 20 least LGBT-friendly schools. However, after finishing at No. 14 for two consecutive years, SMU dropped two spots to No. 16.

Other Texas schools that made this year’s least LGBT-friendly list are the University of Dallas in Irving at No. 7, Baylor University in Waco at No. 11, and Texas A&M University-College Station at No. 17.

No Texas schools made the most LGBT-friendly list, which is led by Emerson College in Massachusetts, followed by Stanford University and New York University.

To view the full rankings, go here.

—  John Wright

SMU lands at No. 14 on list of most homophobic colleges for 2nd straight year

Four Texas schools, including two in North Texas, made the Princeton Review’s list of the 20 most homophobic colleges in the nation this year.

The University of Dallas came in at No. 8, Baylor at No. 11, SMU at No. 14 and Texas A&M at No. 15 on the list titled, “Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative,” which is part of  The Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges — 2010 Edition.”

It marked the second straight year that SMU was named the 14th most homophobic school in the nation. Baylor was 8th last year and Texas A&M was 12th, while the University of Dallas wasn’t listed in the 2009 edition.

New York University was named the nation’s most gay-friendly school this year, with no Texas schools appearing in the Top 20.

Each of the four Texas schools that made the most homophobic list also appeared on other Top 20 lists. The University of Dallas made the top 20 for “Least Beautiful Campus” and “Most Conservative Students;” Baylor was in the top 20 for “Most Conservative Students” and “Most Religious Students;” SMU was in the top 20 for “Little Race/Class Interaction;” and Texas A&M was in the Top 20 for “Jock Schools” and “Most Conservative Students.”

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—  John Wright