College Magazine Names Northland College in Rankings of “Top 10 Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts.”

College Magazine author Jackie Bannon writes:

“Surrounded by nearly a million acres of forest, this private university in northern Wisconsin satisfies every outdoor adventure imaginable. From kayaking on Lake Superior to dog sledding in the winter, you might as well just live in your hiking boots.

“You’ll most likely major in outdoor education, Northland’s most popular major.* It pairs nicely with the business degrees, sustainable entrepreneurship or sustainable community development for a double major. Classes at Northland immerse students in the outdoors.

‘For my limnology class, we go on a field trip each week to a different type of water body to do a water testing, take insect surveys and even fish to analyze the different water types, such as lakes, rivers and bogs,’ said junior Alex Selle [who is majoring in natural resources with an emphasis in ecological restoration and water science].

“First-year students are required to participate in five to thirteen day Outdoor Orientation trip, which include backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota, sailing through the Apostle Islands, or canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Yes please!,” Bannon concludes.

College Magazine is the national daily guide to campus life, reporting articles for college students regarding university rankings of US colleges, college guides, academic advice, college prep, career advice, student health, and collegiate dating tips. College Magazine is written by students for students, by a team of journalists from universities nationwide.

*Northland College’s top majors include: natural resources, biology, education, sustainable community development, business, and outdoor education.


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