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Finding the right school is important for every prospective student, but those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer (LGBTQ) face further challenges when choosing a college. In addition to obstacles that all students face, like researching different majors and obtaining financial aid, students who are LGBTQ benefit from finding a school that is accepting of their identity and supportive of their unique needs.

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Looking for LGBTQ scholarships that will make college more financially feasible? There are a number of scholarships specifically geared toward LGBTQ students, so we’ve rounded up some great options to pursue.

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LGBTQ students have a significant presence on college campuses. In 2018, an Association of American Universities survey of over 180,000 university students found that 16.9% of students identify as non-heterosexual. While many colleges try to make their campuses welcoming to LGBTQ students, their success rate varies. If you’re a prospective college student who identifies as LGBTQ+, it’s important that you research schools to make sure they’ve created a supportive environment.  In this guide, you’ll learn how to research colleges and review additional topics such as the unique challenges LGBTQ students face and the resources and legal rights available to them.


Finding an LGBTQ-Friendly College


Before you apply to a school, be sure to research the nine points below. Much of your research can begin with college websites, but if you’re strongly considering a campus, we recommend consulting your high school counselors, the college’s admissions office, and current students in addition to reviewing their college website.


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Everyone can become a victim of harassment or bullying, even if they don’t belong to the groups that are unfairly stigmatized by society. However, when referring to sexual and other minorities, the situation becomes critical.

College is a challenging environment for every student. According to the National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health conducted in 2019, 71% of LGBTQ youth reported being discriminated against their sexual identity and orientation. While 87% of them said it was crucial for them to find a safe space and organization that supports LGBTQ youth. Gladly, resources for LGBTQ students do exist and students have a chance to stick to them. Also, there are websites and programs that may help educators and parents treat LGBTQ students in a supportive manner. Let’s discuss them!

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