Whether you’re sending kids to school, a student looking to transfer, or reliving the college dream (grad school), there are many things to consider when picking a school.
Combine your education with your passions by attending one of the best colleges for the outdoors below.
For Hiking & Camping
Reed College – Sssshhhhhhhhh. Humbly hidden just outside Portland, Oregon’s liberal city center isReed College. Reed is known for it’s unusually high proportion of grads who finish PhD’s and other postgrad programs. With under 2,000 undergraduates, it’s easily the smallest college on this list but boasts an amazing resume for camping and hiking enthusiasts. Within short drives of two national parks, as well as the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Ocean, you can reach nearly any environment imaginable on less than half a tank of gas. If you can’t get in, try Lewis & Clark College or head south to Eugene and the University of Oregon.