In 2022, Ithaca College was named one of the “Top 30 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities” in the country whose policies, programs and practices are most friendly to LGBT students, by Campus Pride. We also made their “Top” lists 2012-2021. NerdScholar designated our LGBTQ initiatives “Most Innovative” in 2014, the same year BuzzFeed featured us in a story about the best schools for LGBTQ students. In 2012 we were named one of the Top 10 Most LGBT-Friendly college sports programs in the nation and one of the Top 10 Trans Friendly Colleges and Universities in the nation. Since 2010, Ithaca College has achieved the highest ranking – 5 stars—on the Campus Pride Index LGBT Friendly Campus Climate National Assessment Tool, and we’ve repeated that accomplishment each year since. In 2006 Ithaca College was named one of the Best 100 Campuses in the nation for LGBT Students by book The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. The City of Ithaca was also included on the top 10 list of places to live in the US for gay and lesbian people by The Advocate magazine, and in 2010 the Daily Beast named Ithaca # 14 of “America’s Top 20 Gayest Cities” using data derived from the US Census. According to 2010 US Census data, Tompkins County ranks among the top 20 counties in the nation with the highest percentage of gay and lesbian people reporting they lived in a same-sex partnership household.
As always, the best way to find out about the campus and community is to visit for yourself. Contact the Admission office to arrange a visit.