"Earlier this year Blue Ridge Outdoors asked readers to help pick the region’s
top adventure colleges. In our annual contest we placed 32 schools against
each other in a bracket-style competition and received a flood of online voting
from fans of their favorite schools. The colleges were chosen based on academic
curricula, outdoor clubs, commitment to environmental initiatives, and, of
course, access to adventure. Ultimately two winners—West Virginia University
and WVU Institute of Technology—tied for the top prize."