COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The website Best College Reviews has released a ranked list of the 25 most amazing university student recreation centers in the United States. The full list is accessible at the following link: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/the-25-most-amazing-campus-student-recreation-centers/
Other publications have ranked student recreation centers in the past, but Best College Reviews has gone further by considering the totality of a campuses recreation offerings, including outdoor recreation facilities and programming, outdoor pools, and architecture.
"Having a place to work the body as well as the mind is a vital part of the student campus experience, and the best student recreation centers do this while also improving campus aesthetics. Students have come to expect much more from student recreation centers, and they have become important gathering points for campus social life," said JD Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.
Schools that made the list of the top student recreation centers include:
University of Akron
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
Colorado State University
University of Idaho
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Maine
University of Missouri
University of North Dakota
The Ohio State University
University of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State University
San Francisco State University
University of South Florida
University of Texas
Texas State University
University of Wyoming
The ranking by Best College Reviews of the top student recreational centers follows in the footsteps of the well-received January 2013 ranking of the most beautiful college cathedrals and chapels. Both rankings reflect the whole-student philosophy of the organization: that students are choosing colleges and universities for more than academics. Schools that offer a wide range of opportunities for students to grow, learn and express themselves will ultimately benefit from higher enrollment rates, press coverage and prestige in the academic community.
Best College Reviews is an online ranking and review website designed to help students make informed choices about the schools they attend. The editors of Best College Reviews analyze publicly available data and then produce independent ranking assessments of colleges in various disciplines and areas. The goal of Best College Reviews is to create college rankings and resources that are useful to prospective and current students, and account for a wide array of factors that students care about. Best College Reviews recognize that rankings only serve as a tool and that ultimately a student should consider multiple sources when making the critical decision about which school to attend for higher education.