The Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges 2023

Because everyone deserves to feel seen on campus. 🏳️‍🌈

LGBTQ advocacy group Campus Pride just released its annual ranking of the most LGBTQ-friendly college campuses for 2023. A whopping 30 different colleges all around the country made the list!

How are the colleges chosen?

Campus Pride uses a specific set of benchmarks to justify its rankings. These include things like LGBTQ student opportunities, commitment to LGBTQ issues, on-campus organizations, and more. Check out the rankings for over 240 universities here.

Additionally, Campus Pride also has a “worst list“, so if you’re an LGBTQ student just beginning your college search, you’re going to want to check that list out, too.


  • Adelphi University
  • Ithaca College
  • Rutgers University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester


  • Augsburg University
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Kansas State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Oakland University
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin — Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee
  • Washington University in St. Louis

New England

  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Vermont


  • Elon University
  • George Mason University
  • Guilford College
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Louisville


  • San Diego State University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

Looking for even more college rankings? Check out the schools that increased their rank the most this year.