The Top 20 Stoner-Friendly Colleges (2019)

The University of Vermont campus in Burlington is a magnet for marijuana users and advocates.

Every August, The Princeton Review releases its survey of the Best 382 Colleges in America. Among the many categories is what they call “Reefer Madness” schools, which essentially means campuses with a strong affinity for marijuana. Northeast schools dominate this year's list, with the University of Vermont on top for the third year in a row.

Top 20 Reefer Madness Colleges for 2019

Ranking (Last Year)   College         Location

1 (1)       University of Vermont         Burlington, VT

2 (14)     Pitzer College                     Claremont, CA

3 (7)       University of Rhode Island  Kingston, RI  

4 (11)      Wesleyan University            Middletown, CT

5 (9)       Skidmore College          Saratoga Springs, NY

6 (13)      Reed College                      Portland, OR

7 (6)       University of Maine             Orono, ME

8 (3)       Bard College            Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

9 (-)        Marlboro College                Marlboro, VT

10 (12)   University of California       Santa Barbara, CA

11 (15)    Warren Wilson College       Asheville, NC

12 (-)      Sarah Lawrence College    Bronxville, NY

13 (-)      State University of NY         Purchase, NY

14 (16)    Champlain College              Burlington, VT

15 (19)    Colorado College            Colorado Springs, CO

16 (5)     University of Colorado          Boulder, CO

17 (2)     Ithaca College                      Ithaca, NY

18 (10)   University of Wisconsin        Madison, WI

19 (-)     Syracuse University              Syracuse, NY

20 (-)     Hamilton College                  Clinton, NY


Previous Top Colleges

2018  University of Vermont         Burlington, VT 

2017  University of Vermont         Burlington, VT 

2016  Ithaca College                    Ithaca, NY 

2015  Ithaca College                    Ithaca, NY 

2014  Skidmore College               Saratoga Springs, NY

2013  Skidmore College                Saratoga Springs, NY


States with Most Colleges on 2019 List

New York - 7 colleges

Vermont - 3 colleges

California - 2 colleges 

Colorado - 2 coleges

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.