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Warm Winter College Choices

Warm Winter College Choices

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

January 13, 2011

With most of the country covered in snow, your college search may have taken a turn. If you’re a fair-weather kind of student, you should consider some of the hottest college campuses in the country…literally.

These colleges aren’t just a draw for their warm weather either. Some are hot spots for brainiacs and others bring in a big crowd because of their national athletic reputation.

Stanford University

This school has everything: one of the nation’s best academic reputations, a stellar basketball team and California sunshine. Located in Palo Alto, the average temperatures in January and February hover in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

On campus, there are a plethora of outdoor activities to keep students occupied year-round. In addition to intramurals, there are a variety of outdoor attractions that not only draw students but tourists to the area as well.


Off campus, students can visit the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden or take weekend bike trips with Undiscovered Country, which visit Sonoma Wine Country, the Sierra Nevada foothills and many other areas in the state.


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