There are other factors that are important - the curriculum, cost, funding, etc etc. If the number of international students are important to you, then you may wish to consider that too, among other things.
One_of_us, on 04 August 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:
I studied and now live in the US (Texas). Unless you are severily hindered if you cannot be married to a man, I don't see a necessity to be in Massachusetts, nor can I find major differences in gay lifestyles between the various states. Even in conservative Texas we gays enjoy the same freedoms as elsewhere (except for marriage). Maybe differences in climate are more relevant, although the climate has been very strange lately.
If you are serious about your studies, the location should come far behind many other important factors in selecting the university you want to attend.