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Where you definitely should not go to college if you're LGBTQ

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Where you definitely should not go to college if you're LGBTQ

Watch: Some of the worst and best colleges to go to if you're LGBTQ

There's 102 colleges you shouldn't go to if you're LGBTQ in the U.S.

That's according to a new "Shame  List" released by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit organization that works to create a "safer college environment for LGBTQ students."

Campus Pride compiles the list every year and says the universities listed have  "chosen to openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and have requested [or received] Title IX exemptions to perpetuate the harms of religion-based bigotry."

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FILE - This April 19, 2016, file photo, shows a welcome sign to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Brigham Young University has launched a new website for people to provide feedback on the school's sexual assault policy. BYU student and sexual assault survivor Madeline MacDonald says whether the website makes a difference will depend on if the school does anything with the information. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Brigham Young University was one of the schools to make the "Shame List" this year.

The worst

Here are some of the schools that made the 2016 list in alphabetical order:

American Indian College (Phoenix, AZ)

Anderson University (Anderson, SC)

Asbury University (Wilmore, KY)

Biola University (La Mirada, CA)

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)

Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, also made the "Shame List."

Charleston Southern University (North Charleston, SC)


Concordia University (Irvine, CA)

Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA)

Harding University (Searcy, AR)

Indian Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)


You can see the full 2016 "Shamelist" here.


The list is supposed to guide students who are in the middle of the college application process and current students, too.

Current students are encouraged to consider filing a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

Campus Pride also compiles a list of the top 30 college campuses to be LGBTQ. Here are 10 schools that made this year's list, released  August 2016:

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, houses a resource center for LGBTQQIA students.

The best

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Elon University (Elon, NC)

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA)

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)


Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)

Portland State University (Portland, OR)

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)


University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

You can see the full "Best of the Best" list here.

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