Boasting one of the most vibrant, active, and extensive LGBTQ student centers in the nation, Princeton University tops our list for best campus for LGBTQ students. At Princeton queer students will find education, social, and supportive programming that is designed by the LGBTQ community; a busy calendar full of queer lectures, discussions, film, and art; a huge LGBTQ library; and much more.
Princeton’s support of the LGBTQ community is visible in several arenas, from housing and residence to its campus safety crew, counseling, health services, and scholarship fund allocations. This means your opportunities at Princeton are multitude. You can choose to be matched with a LGBTQ student (or a LGBTQ friendly student) as a roommate. You have access to free, anonymous HIV and STI testing. There are a plethora of clubs, organizations, and mentoring opportunities specific to the LGBTQ community. And, trans students will have full access to insurance that covers counseling and hormone replacement therapy delivered by trans-inclusive trained staff.
The mark of a genuinely LGBTQ inclusive school is found in its efforts to affirm and encourage the LGBTQ perspective in all areas of college life. Princeton offers a Gender and Sexuality certificate that can be paired with an undergraduate major or with a graduate degree. This program has a history spanning more than thirty years of scholarship on the intersections of identity, power, and politics.
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Princeton University is, hands down, one of the best places in the country for LGBTQ students.