UNH may be known nationally for its commitment to sustainability, excellence in research and ranking as one of the best public colleges in the U.S., but those are far from the only areas where the university has reached the heights. New for 2019: UNH is now one of America’s Best Colleges for Skiing & Snowboarding.
"UNH boasts an outstanding lineup of outdoor adventure and recreation programs."
The new ranking, released in a 2019 guide by BestColleges.com, highights the top 20 schools in the nation “with a lot to offer snow-sport aficionados.”
Listing UNH as number 16 among universities from across the country, with many situated in high-altitude states like Utah, Colorado and Montana, the ranking lauds the university's “outstanding lineup of outdoor adventure and recreation programs” and “prime location on the Atlantic coast.”
And since skiing has been the Granite State’s official sport since 1998, it’s probably no surprise UNH ranks high on that list.
“In addition to maintaining a Nordic cross-country skiing club, UNH students organize outdoor trips each semester," the guide states. "Winter trips include downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snow riding. The school's nationally competitive ski teams are perennial contenders for NCAA championships.”
BestColleges.com also praises UNH’s excellence as a research university, wide array of majors and safe, sustainable campus.