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UVM Ranks Among Northeast’s Top LGBTQ-Friendly Schools

Rainbow pride flag on Church St., Burlington Vermont
A pride flag hangs on Church Street in Burlington. (Photo: Kenneth Tang '20)

The University of Vermont ranks among the Northeast’s “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students,” according to a new ranking from Campus Pride.

Campus Pride, in partnership with, ranked “the most LGBTQ-friendly college in each state,” placing UVM first among Vermont schools. The Campus Pride Index is the premier national benchmarking tool that self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices.

Each school listed “has been hand vetted by our panel of experts from Campus Pride for their inclusion features to ensure that they represent the most positive option for LGBTQ youth in each state,” according to the ranking.

The ranking highlights resources available to LGBTQ+ students at UVM, including health and wellbeing services, academic offerings, housing options, gender-inclusive restrooms, and the Prism Center, which “builds an inclusive environment through education, advocacy, and community building.”

UVM currently has a 4.5/5-star rating on the Campus Pride Index, “an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice.”

The “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students in the Northeast” include:

Bowdoin College

Dartmouth College

Princeton University

Tufts University

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Maryland

University of Rhode Island

University of Vermont

See the complete list of Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students by state.