Here are the most and least cannabis-friendly colleges in the US

Here are the most and least cannabis-friendly colleges in the US

The Princeton Review has compiled a list of the most and least cannabis-friendly colleges in the United States. The guide, which is intended to help potential college students find the right school for them, has broken down its list of US schools according to the question, “How widely is marijuana used at your school?” The guide grabbed answers from 140,000 students at 35 different schools, and tabulated the results into the lists below.

As you might imagine, US military schools are on the top of the least friendly list — while legalization is finding its way across the country, the military has generally restricted its members from using or being involved with cannabis. Religious and southern schools are also prominent on the list of unfriendly colleges.

On the most friendly side, many of the colleges are in legal states (like Vermont and California). A fair amount of the schools could be called “party schools” (The Elegant Stoner’s own founder is a graduate of Ithaca College, #17 on the list, and definitely not the most rigorous academic institution in the world), but there are some very respectable universities in there as well. It’s hard to put a trend on these schools — maybe smaller, liberal, and less urban are good descriptors of most of them, which makes sense for cannabis use.

At any rate, most of these are a great education anyway (Ithaca certainly was, and look where it got us!). There are probably a few more important factors going into a college experience choice these days — student loans are no joke — but maybe these lists will help some potential students have a better time as they’re picking a school to attend.

The Most Cannabis-Friendly Colleges:

1. University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont)

2. Pitzer College (Claremont, California)

3. University of Rhode Island (Kingston, Rhode Island)

4. Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut)

5. Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York)

6. Reed College (Portland, Oregon)

7. University of Maine (Orono, Maine)

8. Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)

9. Marlboro College (Marlboro, Vermont)

10. University of California at Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)

11. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, North Carolina)

12. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York)

13. State University of New York, Purchase College (Purchase, New York)

14. Champlain College (Burlington, Vermont)

15. Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

16. University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)

17. Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York)

18. University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)

19. Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)

20. Hamilton College (Clinton, New York)

The Least Cannabis-Friendly Colleges:

1. United States Air Force Academy (USAF Academy, Colorado)

2. United States Military Academy (West Point, New York)

3. United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)

4. College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri)

5. Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, California)

6. Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)

7. Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)

8. City University of New York, Baruch College (New York, New York)

9. Calvin University (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

10. Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania)

11. City University of New York, Hunter College (New York, New York)

12. Baylor University (Waco, Texas)

13. Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts)

14. Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan)

15. Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Illinois)

16. Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri)

17. University of Dallas (Irving, Texas)

18. Pepperdine University (Malibu, California)

19. Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Georgia)

20. Simmons University (Boston, Massachusetts)

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