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San Diego State University makes top 50 LGBT-friendly universities and colleges list

These 50 universities are making strides in providing a safe environment, especially for LGBT students.

Non-profit organization Campus Pride released a list of the most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the United States based on each school's ratings in LGBT student academic, housing and various other campus life factors.

Campus Pride used an index of research tools to assess each institution's policies, programs and practices that work toward an inclusive and safe environment for LGBT and heterosexual ally students.

A wide range of institutions from Ivy League universities like Harvard and Brown University to large state schools like Northern Arizona University and University of California, Los Angeles are among the many choices available to LGBT students looking at the next steps in their education.

Read the full story and see the full list on Mashable.