Pet Friendly Colleges: Key to A-cat-demics?
Ever wish that there existed pet friendly colleges that welcomed not only you to their student housing, but your four-legged best friend as well? Well they’re out there, and the number continues to grow!
The transition of moving from your parents’ house to a college dorm is often a tough one for students. Having your pet with you, a constant reminder of home and security, is the perfect stepping stone to being on your own. And pet friendly campuses make that possible.
Sure, there are rules. Eckerd College, for example, maintains that your snake must not exceed four feet and cannot be venomous. And in some schools, pets will only be allowed in designated wings. All rather reasonable parameters for pet friendly campuses, we think.
So here’s the list, folks. Keep in mind — each pet friendly campus has its own policy for what animals they do and don’t allow, so do your research before sending an application in for you and your slightly hairier best friend.
20 Pet Friendly Campuses Across the Nation
- Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- State University of New York at Canton
- Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
- Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
- Principa College, Elsah, Illinois
- Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania
- Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- Sweet Briar College, Amherst, Virginia
- University of Notre Dame, New York, New York
- University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
- Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
Before deciding on whether or not you should apply to a pet friendly college, think about what you want out of your college experience. Also, think about what’s best for your pet, and whether or not you can afford an extra mouth to feed! If you decide that a pet friendly campus is the best choice for you, start applying!