A Ranking of Political Science Departments at

417 Four-Year Colleges and Universities in the United States

With Regard to How Lesbian-and-Gay-Friendly

Their Core Faculty Members Are

(as of August 2013)


Created by

Daniel R. Pinello

Professor

Department of Political Science

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of

The City University of New York


The Alphabetical List of Ranked Schools

Viewers interested in the rank of a particular college or university should use this list. Then they may employ the school’s rank to identify gay-and-lesbian-friendly professors on the campus of interest by looking at the ranking itself.


For example, if a high school senior wants to identify core faculty in the Government Department at Harvard University who are sympathetic to the civil rights of sexual minorities, that senior will discover on this alphabetical list that Harvard’s rank is 272nd. Then the senior will go to the ranking and scroll down to the 272nd Place to find the name of the one Harvard government professor identified here as lesbian-and-gay-friendly.


Note that 145 of the 417 ranked schools have no core faculty members who are identified as sympathetic to the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans. Thus, those 145 institutions are tied for last place.


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Agnes Scott College: Tied for 58th Place.

Alfred University: Tied for 144th Place.

Allegheny College: Tied for 70th Place.

American University: 112th Place.

Amherst College: Tied for 86th Place.

Arizona State University: 52nd Place.

Auburn University: Tied for 105th Place.

Babson College: Tied for 121st Place.

Ball State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bard College: Tied for 205th Place.

Barnard College: Tied for 83rd Place.

Baruch College, CUNY: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bates College: Fourteenth Place.

Beloit College: Tied for 166th Place.

Binghamton University, SUNY: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Black Hills State University: Tied for 126th Place.

Bloomsburg University: Tied for 156th Place.

Boston College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Boston University: Tied for 107th Place.

Bowdoin College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bowling Green State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bradley University: 69th Place.

Brandeis University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bridgewater State College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Brooklyn College, CUNY: Tied for Sixteenth Place.

Brown University: 100th Place.

Bryant University: Tied for 126th Place.

Bryn Mawr College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Bucknell University: Tied for 215th Place.

Buffalo State College, SUNY: Tied for 183rd Place.

California Institute of Technology: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California Polytechnic State University: Tied for 89th Place.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona: Tied for 195th Place.

California State University-Bakersfield: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Channel Islands: Tied for 144th Place.

California State University-Chico: Tied for 251st Place.

California State University-East Bay: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Fresno: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Fullerton: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Long Beach: 43rd Place.

California State University-Los Angeles: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Northridge: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-Sacramento: Tied for 225th Place.

California State University-San Bernardino: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

California State University-San Marcos: Tied for 189th Place.

California State University-Stanislaus: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Capital University: Tied for 134th Place.

Carleton College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Case Western Reserve University: Tied for 195th Place.

Catholic University of America: Tied for 222nd Place.

Central College: Tied for 126th Place.

Central Connecticut State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Central Michigan University: Tied for 101st Place.

Chapman University: Tied for 38th Place.

CUNY Baruch College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

CUNY Brooklyn College: Tied for Sixteenth Place.

CUNY City College of New York: Tied for 95th Place.

CUNY College of Staten Island: Tied for 65th Place.

CUNY Graduate Center: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

CUNY Hunter College: Eighth Place.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Nineteenth Place.

CUNY Lehman College: Tied for 156th Place.

CUNY Queens College: Tied for 251st Place.

Claremont Graduate University: Tied for 166th Place.

Claremont McKenna College: Tied for 251st Place.

Clark College (State of Washington): Tied for 121st Place.

Clark University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Clarkson University: Tied for 56th Place.

Cleveland State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Colby College: Tied for 189th Place.

Colgate University: Tied for 239th Place.

College of Staten Island, CUNY: Tied for 65th Place.

College of the Holy Cross: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

College of William and Mary: Twelfth Place.

Colorado College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins: Tied for 239th Place.

Columbia University: 118th Place.

Connecticut College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Cornell University: Sixth Place.

Cuesta College: Tied for 144th Place.

Dartmouth College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Deep Springs College: Tied for 119th Place.

Delta College: Tied for 156th Place.

Denison University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

DePaul University: Eleventh Place.

Dickinson College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Dowling College: Tied for 121st Place.

Drake University: Tied for 79th Place.

Drew University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Drexel University: Tied for 79th Place.

Duke University: 115th Place.

Duquesne University: Tied for 189th Place.

Eastern Illinois University: Tied for 205th Place.

Eastern Kentucky University: Tied for 89th Place.

Eastern Michigan University: 44th Place.

Eckerd College: Tied for 61st Place.

Elon University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Emory University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Fairfield University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Fitchburg State University: Tied for 134th Place.

Florida Atlantic University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Florida International University: 267th Place.

Florida State University: Tied for 251st Place.

Fordham University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Framingham State University: Tied for 126th Place.

Francis Marion University: Tied for 166th Place.

Franklin and Marshall College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Frostburg State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

George Mason University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

George Washington University: 116th Place.

Georgetown University: 25th Place.

Georgia Gwinnett College: Tied for 166th Place.

Georgia State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Gettysburg College: Tied for 83rd Place.

Goucher College: Tied for 166th Place.

Graduate Center, CUNY: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Grand Valley State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Grinnell College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Guilford College: Tied for 134th Place.

Hamilton College: 42nd Place.

Hampshire College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Hartwick College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Harvard University: 272nd Place.

Haverford College: Tied for 183rd Place.

Hendrix College: Tied for 156th Place.

Hillsdale College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Tied for 75th Place.

Hofstra University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Hollins University: Tied for 61st Place.

Hope College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Howard University: Tied for 262nd Place.

Humboldt State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Hunter College, CUNY: Eighth Place.

Illinois State University: Tied for 235th Place.

Illinois Wesleyan University: Tied for 166th Place.

Indiana State University: Tied for 195th Place.

Indiana University-Bloomington: 27th Place.

Indiana University-South Bend: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Indiana University-Southeast: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Iowa State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Ithaca College: Tied for 89th Place.

Jacksonville University: Tied for 56th Place.

James Madison University: Tied for 265th Place.

John Carroll University: Tied for 75th Place.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY: Nineteenth Place.

Johns Hopkins University: Third Place.

Kalamazoo College: 60th Place.

Kansas State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Kean University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Kennesaw State University: Tied for 248th Place.

Kent State University: Tied for 235th Place.

Kenyon College: Tied for 215th Place.

Knox College: Tied for 65th Place.

Kutztown University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Lafayette College: Tied for 205th Place.

Lake Forest College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Lawrence University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Lehigh University: Tied for 86th Place.

Lehman College, CUNY: Tied for 156th Place.

Lewis and Clark College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Lock Haven University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Long Island University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Loyola Marymount University: Tied for 95th Place.

Loyola University Chicago: 48th Place.

Macalester College: Tied for 189th Place.

Manchester College: Tied for 121st Place.

Marian University: Tied for 58th Place.

Marist College: Tied for 70th Place.

Marquette University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Marshall University: Tied for 183rd Place.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Tied for 257th Place.

Mercer University: 33rd Place.

Miami University (Ohio): 250th Place.

Michigan State University: 269th Place.

Middlebury College: Tied for 239th Place.

Millersville University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Mills College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Minnesota State University-Mankato: Tied for 215th Place.

Missouri State University: Tied for 215th Place.

Monmouth College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Monmouth University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Montana State University: Tied for 70th Place.

Montclair State University: Tied for 209th Place.

Moravian College: Tied for 134th Place.

Mount Holyoke College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Muhlenberg College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Murray State University: Tied for 189th Place.

Naval Postgraduate School: 114th Place.

New Mexico State University: Tied for 209th Place.

New School for Social Research: 41st Place.

New York University: 271st Place.

Niagara University: Tied for 144th Place.

North Carolina State University: Tied for 259th Place.

North Central College: Tied for 134th Place.

North Dakota State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Northeastern Illinois University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Northeastern University: Tied for 107th Place.

Northern Arizona University: Tied for 235th Place.

Northern Illinois University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Northern Kentucky University: Tied for 248th Place.

Northern Michigan University: Tied for 166th Place.

Northwestern University: Seventh Place.

Oakland University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Oberlin College: First Place.

Occidental College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Ohio State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Ohio University: Tied for 257th Place.

Ohio Wesleyan University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Oklahoma State University: Tied for 239th Place.

Oregon State University: Tied for 79th Place.

Pennsylvania State University-Erie: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Pennsylvania State University-University Park: Tied for 262nd Place.

Pepperdine University: Tied for 70th Place.

Pitzer College: Tied for 166th Place.

Pomona College: Tied for 38th Place.

Portland State University: Tied for 195th Place.

Princeton University: Tied for 31st Place.

Providence College: Tied for 222nd Place.

Purchase College, SUNY: Tied for 156th Place.

Purdue University: Tied for 105th Place.

Queens College, CUNY: Tied for 251st Place.

Quinnipiac University: Tied for 65th Place.

Ramapo College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Reed College: Tied for 144th Place.

Rhode Island College: 37th Place.

Rice University: 247th Place.

Richard Stockton College: Tied for 166th Place.

Rider University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Roanoke College: Tied for 156th Place.

Rowan University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Rutgers University-Camden: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick: 51st Place.

Rutgers University-Newark: Tied for 209th Place.

Saginaw Valley State University: Tied for 166th Place.

Saint Anselm College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

St. Bonaventure University: Tied for 134th Place.

St. Cloud State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

St. John’s University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Saint Joseph College (Connecticut): Tied for 119th Place.

St. Lawrence University: Tied for 79th Place.

Saint Louis University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Saint Mary's College (California): Tied for 144th Place.

Saint Mary's College (Indiana): Tied for 144th Place.

St. Mary's College of Maryland: 34th Place.

St. Olaf College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Saint Peter's College: Tied for 126th Place.

Salem State University: Tied for 65th Place.

San Francisco State University: 98th Place.

San Diego State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

San Jose State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Santa Clara University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Sarah Lawrence College: Tied for 126th Place.

Scripps College: Tied for 61st Place.

Seton Hall University: Tied for 215th Place.

Shippensburg University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Siena College: Tied for 166th Place.

Simmons College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Skidmore College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Slippery Rock University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Smith College: Tied for 45th Place.

Sonoma State University: Tied for 38th Place.

Southern Connecticut State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Southern Methodist University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Southwestern College (Kansas): Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Stanford University: 268th Place.

SUNY Albany: 20th Place.

SUNY Binghamton: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Brockport: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Buffalo: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Buffalo State College: Tied for 191st Place.

SUNY Cortland: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Fredonia: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Geneseo: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY New Paltz: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

SUNY Oneonta: Tied for 156th Place.

SUNY Oswego: Tied for 195th Place.

SUNY Plattsburgh: Tied for 166th Place.

SUNY Potsdam: Tied for 156th Place.

SUNY Purchase: Tied for 156th Place.

Stony Brook University, SUNY: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Suffolk University: Tied for 209th Place.

Swarthmore College: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Syracuse University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Temple University: Tied for 107th Place.

Texas A&M University: 53rd Place.

Texas Woman's University: Tied for 144th Place.

Thiel College: Tied for 126th Place.

Trinity College (Connecticut): Tied for 75th Place.

Trinity University: Tied for 183rd Place.

Tufts University: Tied for 45th Place.

Union College: Tied for 83rd Place.

University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa: Tied for 245th Place.

University at Albany, SUNY: 20th Place.

University at Buffalo, SUNY: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Akron: Tied for 89th Place.

University of Arizona: 99th Place.

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville: Tied for 225th Place.

University of California-Berkeley: 30th Place.

University of California-Davis: Tied for 251st Place.

University of California-Irvine: Fourth Place.

University of California-Los Angeles: 117th Place.

University of California-Riverside: Tied for 45th Place.

University of California-San Diego: Thirteenth Place.

University of California-Santa Barbara: Tied for Sixteenth Place.

University of California-Santa Cruz: Second Place.

University of Chicago: Fifth Place.

University of Cincinnati: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Colorado-Boulder: 264th Place.

University of Colorado-Denver: Tied for 156th Place.

University of Connecticut-Storrs: 22nd Place.

University of Dayton: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Delaware: Tied for 101st Place.

University of Denver: Tied for 70th Place.

University of Florida: 26th Place.

University of Georgia: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Hartford: Tied for 144th Place.

University of Hawai'i-Hilo: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Hawai'i-Manoa: Tied for 101st Place.

University of Houston: Tied for 259th Place.

University of Idaho: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Illinois-Chicago: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Illinois-Springfield: Tied for 86th Place.

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign: 113th Place.

University of Iowa: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Kansas: Tied for 251st Place.

University of Kentucky: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Louisville: Tied for 245th Place.

University of Maine-Orono: Tied for 166th Place.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Maryland-College Park: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Ninth Place.

University of Massachusetts-Boston: Tied for 215th Place.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Tied for 195th Place.

University of Memphis: Tied for 189th Place.

University of Miami: Tied for 209th Place.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: 54th Place.

University of Michigan-Dearborn: Tied for 195th Place.

University of Michigan-Flint: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Minnesota-Duluth: Tied for 195th Place.

University of Minnesota-Morris: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Tenth Place.

University of Missouri-Columbia: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Missouri-St. Louis: Tied for 232nd Place.

University of Montana: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Nebraska-Kearney: Tied for 183rd Place.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Tied for 195th Place.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Tied for 225th Place.

University of Nevada-Reno: Tied for 209th Place.

University of New England: Tied for 134th Place.

University of New Hampshire: Tied for 89th Place.

University of New Mexico: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of North Carolina-Asheville: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: 29th Place.

University of North Carolina-Charlotte: Tied for 259th Place.

University of North Carolina-Greensboro: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of North Dakota: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of North Florida: Tied for 195th Place.

University of North Texas: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Northern Colorado: Tied for 156th Place.

University of Northern Iowa: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Oklahoma: Tied for 23rd Place.

University of Oregon: Tied for Sixteenth Place.

University of Pennsylvania: Tied for 23rd Place.

University of Pittsburgh: Tied for 107th Place.

University of Puget Sound: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Redlands: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Rhode Island: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Richmond: Tied for 225th Place.

University of Rochester: Tied for 101st Place.

University of San Francisco: Fifteenth Place.

University of Scranton: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of South Carolina: 111th Place.

University of South Dakota: Tied for 232nd Place.

University of South Florida: 50th Place.

University of Southern California: Tied for 232nd Place.

University of Southern Maine: Tied for 166th Place.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Tied for 239th Place.

University of Texas-Austin: 55th Place.

University of Texas-El Paso: Tied for 89th Place.

University of Texas-San Antonio: Tied for 225th Place.

University of the Pacific: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Utah: 49th Place.

University of Vermont: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Virginia: 28th Place.

University of Washington-Seattle: Tied for 265th Place.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: 270th Place.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Tied for 134th Place.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: Tied for 35th Place.

University of Wyoming: Tied for 222nd Place.

Vanderbilt University: 21st Place.

Vassar College: Tied for 225th Place.

Villanova University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Virginia Polytechnic and State University: Tied for 235th Place.

Wagner College: Tied for 61st Place.

Wake Forest University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Washington College: Tied for 166th Place.

Washington State University-Pullman: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Washington State University-Vancouver: Tied for 144th Place.

Washington University (St. Louis): Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Wayne State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Wellesley College: Tied for 95th Place.

Wesleyan College (Georgia): Tied for 126th Place.

Wesleyan University: Tied for 239th Place.

West Chester University: Tied for 205th Place.

West Texas A&M University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Western Carolina University: Tied for 75th Place.

Western Oregon University: Tied for 134th Place.

Western Washington University: Tied for 215th Place.

Westfield State University: Tied for 144th Place.

Wheaton College (Massachusetts): Tied for 166th Place.

Whitman College: Tied for 183rd Place.

Wilkes University: Tied for 134th Place.

Willamette University: Tied for 35th Place.

Williams College: Tied for 225th Place.

Wittenberg University: Tied for 166th Place.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Tied for 121st Place.

Wright State University: Tied for last place among 417 schools.

Yale University: Tied for 31st Place.


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