(CBS SF) — The Bay Area takes the rainbow cake for having the most epic Gay Pride festivities, but not so much when it comes to LGBTQ-friendly universities, according to a new ranking.
The Princeton Review released its annual survey on Monday, which asked 136,000 students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics.
Two Bay Area schools landed on the 20 most LGBTQ-friendly schools list, with Stanford coming in at seventh and Mills College in Oakland behind at 19th.
Stanford was bumped from its number one position last year.
Mills College, an all female school, enters the list for the first time this year after announcing last fall it would be the first of the country’s 119 single-sex colleges to have an official policy for transgender applicants.
Applicants who “are not assigned to the female sex at birth” but identify as female are now considered for enrollment. Applications who say they “do not fit into the gender binary” are also be allowed to apply if they were identified as female at birth.
The East Coast dominated this year’s list with Emerson College in Boston ranked number one followed by Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Nicole Jones is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco. Follow her musings @nicjonestweets