Best Colleges/Universities for Environmental Studies

<p>Im looking for a University/College that is small and has D3 Athletics (Track and XC), and has to be very good in Enivronmental Sciences...</p>


<p>These are the best colleges that fit your requirements:</p>

<p>Bates College
College Of The Atlantic (i don't think it has athletics though)
Colorado College
Dickinson College
The Evergreen State College
Middlebury College</p>

<p>Yeah, I likes Colege of the Atlantic exept for the athletics part... thanks though... any more?</p>

<p>St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, great academics, financial aid, athletic facilities etc.
About 2 plus hours from Syracuse, 1 hour from Watertown, 1.5 hours from Ottawa.</p>

<p>Pierre has given a good list (I particularly like Middlebury and Colorado College) but there must be a couple dozen other good liberal arts colleges that have ES programs. Whitman and St.Mary's College of MD are just two, at opposite ends of the country, that come to mind. Or Connecticut College for its Botany major (as well as ES).</p>

<p>What else are you looking for in a college (location, climate, selectivity, etc.)?
As far as I know there aren't any reliable assessments/rankings of undergraduate ES programs (the closest I know is Rugg's Recommendations for Biology and Botany) so you will want to look at the big picture of college quality and fit.</p>

<p>And for ES, I would think you'd want to pay attention to the school's physical setting as well as its facilities, curriculum and reputation. You'll probably want good opportunities for field work (whether from the perspective of plant ecology, wildlife, or the built environment). Colorado College, due to its Rocky Mountain location and unique course schedule (the "block plan"), is especially suited for field work in the Life Sciences. Colleges with short terms, such as Middlebury (January term) or Bates (May term), might be good choices too for intensive field work opportunities (as long as weather or residence requirements don't restrict you.) In my opinion a rural, mountain, or waterfront setting is more desirable than an urban or suburban setting for ES.</p>

<p>Students at Colorado College and Middlebury tend to be very athletic.</p>

<p>I strongly second pierre's suggestion of COA. Particularly for marine science, there is no better place to study as an undergraduate. </p>

<p>Unlike many other LACs, COA actually practices what it preaches and is almost completely sustainable and carbon neutral. :cool:</p>

<p>Allegheny, Bowdoin, and Colby are also worth a look.</p>

<p>Perhaps Lewis and Clark (Env Studies)?</p>

<p>Carleton</a> College: Environmental Studies</p>

<p>Very strong across all sciences. More geology PhD's churned out from here than anywhere in the country. 800+ acres of arboretum attached to the campus to support great environmental projects not to mention 15 miles of some of the best collegiate cross country trails to support your D3 running interests. School pride in the first college owned commercial grade wind turbine - supplies up to 50% of energy needs of the campus. Plans for a second turbine have already been submitted. A very "green" place that's been named
a "College Sustainability Leader."</p>

<p>The</a> College Sustainability Report Card
Campus</a> Sustainability Profiles | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
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<p>Hey guys. I was talking to my parent and they said they wanted me to be near a siginificant town. As in it cannot be remote which leaves COA out of the question. </p>

<p>Another question. Do D3 Schools give out scholarships? And if so, is it possible to get a full ride?</p>

<p>what do your parents consider as a "significant" town, it seems like the best places to study Environmental Studies (especially D3 schools) are out in the middle of nowhere.......which makes sense kinda if you think about it.</p>

<p>Emory has an excellent environmental studies program, and it is a D3 school. You can apply for merit scholarships at Emory, but you have to send in a separate application and you must receive a nomination from your counselor.</p>

<p>Here's a link to the site: Emory</a> Scholars</p>

<p>University of Chicago</p>

<p>D3s don't give out sports scholarships, by definition. However, you are eligible to compete for merit scholarships and might get a nudge from the coach.</p>

<p>Lewis and Clark is in Portland.</p>

University of Chicago


Chicago has 8000 students in the Arts & Sciences and nearly 15000 students total. It's hardly small.</p>

<p>Actually, Chicago only has about 5,000 undergraduates and the undergraduate college is more like a LAC. There is a lot of personal attention with a faculty to student ratio about 7 to 1. I have heard that their environmental studies program is quite excellent, including courses about global warning as part of their core curriculum.</p>

<p>Huxley College of WWU in Bellingham, Washington. Great environmental studies college and excellent athletics...</p>

<p>I second the Emory recommendation... remember, however, that Emory Scholars is extremely competitive so don't bank on receiving full tuition or 3/4 tuitions unless you have amazing stats.</p>

<p>+1 for the Huxley recommendation, it is one of the best programs in the country.</p>