College Resources

For teens applying to college, it is necessary to be aware of how universities provide for their LGBTQ+ students.

Stand with Trans' College Quick-Reference List

Check out our list of over 250 colleges to see what their universities can offer in regard to LGBTQ+ students. The information covers everything from on-campus support to their LGBTQ+ academic focuses, to campus living (non-discrimination policies, gender-neutral housing, and restrooms, etc.). This information was sourced in 2015 so be sure to check to see if some schools have changed their policies!

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

Each year, BestColleges provides a comprehensive listing of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the nation and hosts a college fair specifically geared toward LGBTQ youths and their families.

LGBTQ Scholarships for College Students

Scholarships established for LGBT college students are available from several public and private organizations, as well as individual donors. Some welcome all LGBT applicants, while others may focus on specific subgroups. Check out this list of LGBT scholarships below from BestColleges.

Campus Pride Index

The Campus Pride Index is an effective, ongoing measurement to improve campus LGBTQ policies, programs, and practices. The index tool includes 50+ self-assessment questions, which correspond to eight different LGBTQ-friendly factors. Questions were weighted in order to emphasize and add value to specific LGBTQ components which were determined to contribute to a more inclusive, welcoming and respectful LGBTQ and ally campus. All eight LGBTQ-friendly factors receive the same weight in the overall score.

LGBTQ Students and College Affordability

From, here is a resource guide to finding scholarships and schools that may be appropriate for you or your LGBTQ child about to go off to college.

Top 25 Colleges for LGBTQ Students

Search colleges for campus rankings and see how your state ranks in the important resource for LGBTQ college students.