For the seventh year, the organization Campus Pride has released its list of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the United States. Assessing a wide array of issues and services, executive director Shane Windmeye notes that criteria changes in relation to societal shifts, saying: "As time goes on, the needs of LGBTQ college and university students change. Therefore, we have updated our Campus Pride Index assessment to reflect that, with higher standards for campuses and a higher focus on trans and gender nonconforming students."
In order, the top 25 campuses are:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Montclair State University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick