A public institution in Seattle, the University of Washington offers an exceptional education on its evergreen and cherry-tree filled campus with views of Mount Rainier. UW ranks as the most affordable LGBTQ+ college thanks to its low tuition rates and LGBTQ+ inclusive campus. More than 60% of undergraduates receive financial aid, totalling $400 million each year. With a net price under $10,000 annually, the UW provides an affordable route to a degree.
The Campus Pride Index gives the UW five stars for its commitment to LGBTQ+ issues. The university hosts LGBTQ+ admission fairs, offers LGBTQ+ student scholarships, and mentors incoming LGBTQ+ students. UW students benefit from LGBTQ+ counseling groups, transgender-inclusive trained counseling staff, and a student health insurance policy covering hormone replacement therapy.
The Q Center creates a celebratory environment for all sexual and gender identities. The center runs a queer mentoring program, develops student leadership skills, and hosts a lavender graduation for LGBTQ+ students.