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Three Texas schools on Princeton Review LGBT-unfriendly list

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Three Texas universities were named to the Princeton Review's list of most-homophobic schools for a second straight year.

The University of Dallas, Texas A&M and Baylor were ranked No. 10, 11 and 12, respectively on the "LGBT-unfriendly" schools list. All three schools were also on the same list in 2012.

The list is one of 60 categories ranked by students at universities nationwide for the Princeton Review's annual Best Colleges rankings. The Princeton Review surveyed 126,000 students at 378 colleges to generate its findings.

Some North Texas-area schools were ranked on multiple lists for the 2013 edition of Best Colleges.

The University of Dallas fared poorly in the some of the student rankings – No. 3 in Least Beautiful Campus, No. 13 in Little Race/Class Interaction and No. 7 in worst library.

Culturally, the university ranked No. 18 in marijuana unfriendliness, No. 4 in Most Religious Students, No. 6 in Most Conservative Students and No. 7 in Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution.

The University of Dallas did get one tip of the hat – ranking No. 3 in Most Popular Study Abroad Program.

Southern Methodist University did very well in the rankings.

SMU was ranked No. 7 in best college city, No. 8 in Best Career Services, No. 12 in Lots of Greek Life, No. 14 in Best College Dorms and Best-Run Colleges, No. 17 in Happiest Students, No. 18 in Best Athletic Facilities and No. 20 in Most Beautiful Campus.

TCU earned two rankings – No. 17 in Little Race/Class Interaction and No. 25 in Top Entrepreneurial Programs for Undergraduates.

The University of Texas at Dallas ranked No. 15 for Least Beautiful Campus.

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