The private liberal arts women’s college ranked in fifth place among colleges nationwide in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 385 Colleges” within the LGBTQ-friendly category. Schools were ranked based on how positively students answered when asked, “Do students, faculty, and administrators treat all persons equally, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression?”
Agnes Scott follows Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Mount Holyoke College and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, and Brown University in Rhode Island.
The most LGBTQ-unfriendly colleges, according to the ranking, were College of the Ozarks in Missouri, Wheaton College in Illinois, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and Auburn University in Alabama.
The Princeton Review ranks 385 schools in a variety of categories based on the answers of 140,000 students to an 80-question survey. Students are asked about their school’s academics/administration, life at their college, their fellow students, and themselves. Based on students’ responses, the Princeton Review reports the top 20 schools in 62 different ranking list categories.