What are some gay-friendly colleges?

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    May 25, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    Hi guys! I am applying to colleges in USA now. I know some gay-friendly colleges like Stanford or NYU. But I need more opinions on it. I would appreciate it if you guys can suggest some good colleges which is gay-friendly and also some cities or neighborhood. Thanks!
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    May 25, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    There are no gay-friendly colleges in the US. Try a gay-friendly country.
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    May 25, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    1. University of Wisconsin
    2. New York University
    3. Stanford University
    4. Emerson College
    5. Prescott College
    6. New College of Florida
    7. Sarah Lawrence College
    8. Macalester College
    9. Wellesley College
    10. Bennington College

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/most-lgbt-friendly-colleges_n_932893.html#s=335030
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    May 26, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    I think your best chance would to look for universities with a Gay/Straight Alliance or LGBTQ Center. Since not every "gay" is the same, it would be hard to give you a great recommendation. I would say NYU and UT-Austin are pretty open-minded places in general. Some places are open-minded like U. of Colorodo Boulder, but not a big "gay life."

    I would worry about getting into a good program over being gay-friendly, IMO. Once you are here, you can surround yourself with good people, so it won't matter. Good luck!!!! icon_smile.gif


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    May 26, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    Just do Stanford. I'm at a "gay-friendly" school and I have mixed feelings about this place and honestly wish I had went to a better school.
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    May 26, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    There is a good one in iraq icon_lol.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    May 26, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThere are no gay-friendly colleges in the US. Try a gay-friendly country.

    You're just being silly.
    Colleges already skew young and liberal making them, on average, quite gay friendly. Pick and choose among those and you've got it about as easy as anywhere in the world wrt your sexuality.
    @OP I couldn't tell you specifics (certainly on either coast there will be many), I bet there are listings of exactly this online.
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    May 26, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    I would suggest picking colleges based on their academics instead. I'm sure most colleges has its share of gays and groups that accommodate them, but it shouldn't be your top priority when finding the college for you icon_smile.gif
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    May 26, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    mizzouguy10 said
    Art_Deco saidThere are no gay-friendly colleges in the US. Try a gay-friendly country.


    Art_Deco is probably the worst poster on RJ. It's like he believes people read his comments without disdain.


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    May 26, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    just go to any college, join the gym and drop a soap. you will see that everyone will be gay friendly icon_lol.gif
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    May 26, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    I can't really think of any colleges off the top of my head, aside from evangelical-affiliated institutions, that would be bad. Most universities will be open places, but some go out of their way to not only accept, but promote acceptance and interaction between the LGBT and larger community. The list above is a good one.

    I came out at Stanford, and the gay scene there is pretty huge, and there is a lot of participation in the SF community. I was in a gay orchestra haha. Stanford also has a fairly strong women's/gender/lgbt studies program.
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    May 26, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Timbers, I see from your profile that you are already about 40 miles from a fantastic university with a strong respect for gays and lesbians - The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The academics there are world class and it is a safe environment for you to pursue your academic life along with your introduction to LGBT community. I hope you'll consider it!

    I've worked in higher education for many years and have seen over 100 campuses around the country. Let me know if you need further counsel.


    As for ArtDeco's and Graphicabc's useless comments - just ignore them.
    Assholes.

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    May 26, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
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    May 26, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    UCLA - they have like 5 gay clubs there
    UC Berkeley - East Bay about 10 miles across from San Francisco
    USC - pretty gay friendly too
    Any colleges in San Francisco. Cali is still a great state.
    Massachusetts is another great state, they allow gay marriages there. I personally visited both Boston University and Harvard, I'd suggest BU!

    That is if you get in of course, it's pretty hard to get into these I listed here.
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    May 26, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    Iceblink said1. University of Wisconsin
    2. New York University
    3. Stanford University
    4. Emerson College
    5. Prescott College
    6. New College of Florida
    7. Sarah Lawrence College
    8. Macalester College
    9. Wellesley College
    10. Bennington College

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/most-lgbt-friendly-colleges_n_932893.html#s=335030
    Good list of good school... but my philosophy is: if you find yourself in Unfriendly Territory, Make It Friendly, for yourself and others in your surrounding community! Support Your Scene in a Positive Way! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 26, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    Since you're probably going to find most places "gay-friendly," you should put some time into thinking about what kind of gay community you want. A small, rural school is going to have a small, tight-knit gay community whereas an urban campus is going to be mixed in with the rest of the city.

    Some schools (like my alma mater, Columbia) have so many gay students that they're practically "post-gay"--the LGBT organizations aren't as popular because there isn't as much need to create a separate social space.
  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    Come to my school. Boston U.

    Very liberal, 60% female 40% men, 10-15% gay men.
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    May 26, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/new-school-20662

    I'd def add my school to the list. It's right in them middle of the village + chelsea.. and sometimes I have had classes where there are more gay people than straight.

    Oh, and we're a bunch of super liberal wannabe hippies.
  • calibro

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    May 26, 2012 6:58 AM GMT
    As long as you're not at some religious school, colleges in general are gay-friendly. But you toss out schools like Stanford as if you can just go... I don't know what your academic pedigree is, so maybe Stanford would be easy for you to get into, but you should be realistic about your chances of getting into one of the top schools in the world.
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    May 26, 2012 7:36 AM GMT
    calibro said But you toss out schools like Stanford as if you can just go...


    When I applied to Stanford's MFA program (They accept 5....FIVE....FIVE) I entertained some deluded fantasy that I'd get in without any problem.



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    May 26, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    calibro said But you toss out schools like Stanford as if you can just go...


    When I applied to Stanford's MFA program (They accept 5....FIVE....FIVE) I entertained some deluded fantasy that I'd get in without any problem.



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    bitch please. 5 is an average number for mfas in my field. most selective programs take between 2-4 in my field... alabama and unlv take only 1. i'd say any program taking between 7-10 is average to large... unless you're talking new york schools which can take 20-some minimum and rape their students on six-figure costs that no one can ever pay back.
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    May 26, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThere are no gay-friendly colleges in the US. Try a gay-friendly country.


    No offence but I doubt you were a recent college student.
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    May 26, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    calibro said

    bitch please. 5 is an average number for mfas in my field. most selective programs take between 2-4 in my field... alabama and unlv take only 1.


    I should have specified MFA in studio art. I do believe Stanford has smallest annual admission pool with 5 with a total of 10 students at any time for their 2 year program ( any less would have the peer critique dynamic suffer).

    But the higher the admission the less financial aid there is available. Getting into Stanford's Studio Art MFA is a dream come true not only for getting into the most competitive program for Studio Art, but it's a completely free ride WITH additional stipend! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! One of those lucky 5 at the end of the program gets awarded Stanford's Paris Residency. Swooon <3
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    May 26, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    FootballHawk said
    Art_Deco saidThere are no gay-friendly colleges in the US. Try a gay-friendly country.


    No offence but I doubt you were a recent college student.


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    May 26, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    calibro said

    bitch please. 5 is an average number for mfas in my field. most selective programs take between 2-4 in my field... alabama and unlv take only 1.


    I should have specified MFA in studio art. I do believe Stanford has smallest annual admission pool with 5 with a total of 10 students at any time for their 2 year program ( any less would have the peer critique dynamic suffer).

    But the higher the admission the less financial aid there is available. Getting into Stanford's Studio Art MFA is a dream come true not only for getting into the most competitive program for Studio Art, but it's a completely free ride WITH additional stipend! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! One of those lucky 5 at the end of the program gets awarded Stanford's Paris Residency. Swooon <3


    oh i'm very familiar with the workings of mfa land and standford... i would cut a bitch to get into the stegner program.