The Princeton Review has released their annual “Best 379 Colleges” list for 2014, and a new metric puts a Virginia private college on the list of the least LGBT friendly.
Hampden-Sydney College, in Hampden-Sydney, Va., made it to number 5 below the likes of Brigham Young University and the #1 least friendly, College of the Ozarks.
This was the first year Hampden-Sydney made the list.
Hampden-Sydney’s mission statement, ”to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning,” says little about diversity or inclusion on their website. However they do hope for students at the all-men’s college to “cultivate qualities of character and moral discernment rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition.”
The survey was conducted with 130,000 students surveyed on a variety of topics and the experiences they’ve had while attending these schools, with about 340 students per-school. Stanford University made the top of the “Most LGBT Friendly” list.
“Our purpose is not to crown one college ‘best’ overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic,” said Senior Vice President of Princeton Review, Robert Franek. “We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that’s best for them.”
The Princeton Review, unaffiliated with Princeton University, is a private education service company and has been releasing these “best of” lists since 1992.
Higher-education information site eCollegeFinder recently came out with a list of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in each state. Mary Baldwin College was listed as the most LGBTQ-friendly college for Virginia. The college informational database site looked at college’s that were making a difference with through their clubs, events, programs, housing, support centers, and/or overall campus [...]
September 21, 2015
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