MSU recognized as one of best colleges for outdoor adventure


MSU has once again been recognized as one of the leading destinations for outdoor adventurers. “College Magazine,” a national publication written by students, for students, listed MSU in the top 10 universities for prospective students seeking to kayak, climb, hike or otherwise get outdoors during their years at university.

The article cites the proximity of various mountain ranges within a half-hour drive of campus, as well as the Bridger Bowl Ski Area, the Bridger Range and the Gallatin Canyon. In addition to the presence of places to explore, campus organizations such as the Vertigo Mountaineering Club, which assist students in getting outside, were also taken into consideration. The magazine also mentions the Michael A. Cavaness Outdoor Recreation Scholarships, which assists students in covering the costs of outdoor expeditions.

MSU’s place on the list likely comes as no surprise to current students. During the 2017 Convocation, University President Waded Cruzado told the audience that the leading reason freshmen listed for applying to MSU was simply “mountains.” The full list of other top outdoor universities can be found at

Bikes pack the bike racks outside of the SUB on campus. Photo by Annika Serniotti