Redemption for snow schools
These five colleges have the toughest winters but also innovative programs in science, technology, arts and more. Accuweather has branded them as the snowiest schools in the country.
These schools may look miserable covered in snow, but at least give them a chance.
Accuweather has branded them as the "snowiest" schools in the country. The five colleges known for the toughest winters are also known for innovative programs in science, technology, arts and more. Here are a few, along with their good sides.
The annual average is 200 inches of snow—enough said. However, the school boasts hands-on technology programs. Recently, a student used his knowledge of solar power to bring energy to his home village in China. Others are working on teaching computer literacy. On top of that, researchers just used Twitter to search for time travelers.
A full 124 inches each year for you to trudge to class through in beautiful, bitter upstate New York. But creative types can muse over flurries and take pride in a professor's recent discovery of a 400-year-old play as well as a brand new arts gallery.
Another upstate New York with just about 100 inches of snow per year. Don't let that scare you off if your passion is science and discovery. Researchers are building three-dimensional images to understand quantum mechanics.
New York is getting a bad reputation for its cold. Each year, SUNY Buffalo is blanketed in 94 inches. As a young entrepreneur, however, you might just want to stop in. The school offers a boot camp for students' start-up ideas, with a $8,000 prize at the end.
Pack your snow boots so you can make it through UMD's annual 86 inches of snow and bring your winter sports gear as well. Two former-students will be headed to the 2014 Olympics next month.