WWU Ranks Third in 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Western Washington University is one of the top 10 best colleges for people who love the great outdoors. The ranking, released on Feb. 3, cites 10 four-year schools that ranked in the top half of MONEY’s annual Best Colleges ranking.

MONEY magazine ranks Western as third on its list of 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors.

MONEY ranked colleges and universities by seeing if one of the five most popular clubs at the schools was related to recreation or the environment and ordered schools by the number of national parks and forests within a 100-mile radius.

Western was one of the four public universities on the list, including University of New Hampshire, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and University of Colorado-Boulder.

MONEY magazine mentioned how Western was one of the first to create a college – Huxley College – devoted to environmental science, and how Western offers eight different majors tied to the outdoors or environment. The complete rankings of the 10 Best Colleges for People who Love the Outdoors can be found here.

MONEY magazine offers a complete list of their annual Best Colleges rankings that includes which U.S. colleges and universities deliver the most value in education, affordable tuition and which ones prepare students for rewarding careers.