Rice University among gayest campuses in U.S.

Add this share

READ MORE | Rice, UH top LGBT-friendly schools in Texas, nation

The campus of Rice University in Houston got a little gayer on Monday as the Princeton Review named the school among the 20 gayest in the U.S.

Rice was just one of three schools in the South to make the LGBT Friendly rundown. The campus joined Warren Wilson in Asheville, N.C. (5) and New College of Florida in Sarasota (9). But two other Texas schools made the LGBT Un-friendly list of shame: Baylor (11) and Texas A&M (19).

“Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic,” Robert Franek, publisher of the Princeton Review, says in a prepared statement. “We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that's best for them.”

Rice also does well in terms of Best Quality of Life (2), Happiest Students (6) and Their Students Love These Colleges (9).

The Princeton Review culls their lists from 80-question surveys of 130,000 students that ask them about their school's academics, administration, student body and themselves. From that, the Princeton Review creates The Best 379 Colleges and 62 other lists, including LGBT Friendly and LGBT Un-friendly.

[H/T Lone Star Q | photo via]


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...