According to the Princeton Review, Macalester College in St. Paul and Carleton College in Northfield are in the top 20 colleges for LGBT students.

Here’s the list (courtesy of LGBTQ Nation):

1. Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.)
2. Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio)
3. Emerson College (Boston, Mass.)
4. Smith College (Northampton, Mass.)
5. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, N.C.)
6. Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
7. University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)
8. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, Mass.)
9. New College of Florida (Sarasota, Fla).
10. Pitzer College (Claremont, Calif.)
11. Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
12. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, N.Y.)
13. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)
14. New York University (New York, N.Y.)
15. Macalester College (St. Paul, Minn.)
16. Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
17. Prescott College (Prescott, Ariz.)
18. Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa)
19. Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
20. Rice University (Houston, Texas)

Both colleges went up in the rankings from last year (Macalester up 2 places, and Carleton up four places)

No Minnesota colleges were listed on the “LGBT-unfriendly” list.

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Andy Birkey

Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.