Let's take this outdoors
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 21:08
In Latin it’s called Universitas Viridis Montis, or University of the Green Mountains.
Recently, UVM has lived up to its name.
Outside Magazine ranked the University of Vermont as the ninth best outside university in their list of top 25 schools.
“We set out to examine which schools are best suited for those [students] who aren’t willing to let opportunities for adventure sail on by,” Outside Magazine stated.
The monthly publication evaluated schools across the nation based on 10 criteria, including opportunities for students to take courses outside of the classroom and the availability of outdoorsy extracurricular activities.
The actual days of sunshine in the college’s location and proximity of campus to parks and outdoor recreation spots were also considered in the evaluative process, according to the publication’s website.
The magazine cited Vermont’s natural geographic features — Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains — in addition to trips offered by the Outing Club as a few reasons behind UVM’s spot on the list.
The publication went on to describe the aesthetic and cultural benefits of UVM’s college town.
“Burlington manages to be one of the nation’s greener, more liberal cities while still maintaining a small-town vibe,” the article stated.
Senior Jeremy Hulsey, a member of the ski and snowboard club, did not exactly agree with UVM’s rank.
“[We] should be number one,” he said.
Junior Rochelle Streker said she was excited to see UVM being recognized by Outside Magazine.
“I read their lists before I chose my school,” she said.