The University of Wyoming has proudly posted some good news on their website.

“Backpacker magazine has ranked the University of Wyoming Number 3 in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts.

In its October 2016 issue, the magazine lauds UW’s proximity to mountains, trails, rivers and other recreational opportunities; its culture, evaluated by the number of outdoor clubs and participation; and the quality and diversity of academic offerings for outdoors-related careers.

UW ranks behind only the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Northland College in Ashland, Wis., in Backpacker’s “Adventure U” list of 20.

In particular, the magazine cites UW’s Outdoor Leadership Development Series, a yearlong program through the Outdoor Program. UW also offers a minor in outdoor leadership through the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.”

In 2012, Outside Magazine ranked UW as one of the top 15 schools in the country for students interested in the outdoors.

Read more at their website.

Additionally, University of Wyoming has ranked 12th on The 35 Best Outdoor Schools in America list by bestcollegereviews.org.