Let's hear a round of applause for Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Montclair State University and Princeton University (despite the last one's laughable new HR language regulations). These three New Jersey Universities ranked in the top 30 for the top LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the United States.

All three also received a full five-star rating in the Campus Pride Index.

The Campus Pride Index is the go-to LGBTQ bench-marking tool for colleges and universities to create safer and inclusive campus communities. It also offers an incredible tool for LGBTQ youth and their families when it comes time to start applying to colleges.

For the record, Rowan University and Ramapo College of New Jersey received two-star ratings.

Here is the top 30 list presented in alphabetical order.
Cornell University
Elon University
Harvey Mudd College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
Macalester College
Montclair State University
Portland State University
Princeton University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
San Diego State University
Southern Oregon University
The Pennsylvania State University
Tufts University
University of California Los Angeles
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Louisville
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Washington State University

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