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10 Best "Jock Schools"
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Princeton Reviews has surveyed over 122,000 U.S College students to bring you this run down of the Top 'Jock' Schools in the USA. Definition of Jock : Athlete or avid sports fan. 10. Wabash College - Crawfordsville,IN [caption id="attachment_5437" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="source : wabash.edu"][/caption] A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, Act Responsibly, Live Humanely, and Lead Effectively.’ 9. University of Maryland - College Park [caption id="attachment_5438" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="source : fullcourt.com"][/caption] Students are quick to boast about sports, especially the school’s titles as “the 2008 national champions in men’s soccer and women’s field hockey.” In short: It’s a quintessential large university, offering “a great experience with a variety of opportunities that are what you make of them.” 8. University of South Carolina - Columbia At the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus, you’ll find “a mixture of deep South tradition and an increasingly progressive education.” You can get “a good degree in just about any field” here. 7. Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL [caption id="attachment_5440" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="source : chronicle.com"][/caption] Florida State University is “a large, sports-oriented, research-intensive state school that has a niche for everybody, as long as you are willing to search.” In addition to its strong academics, students tended to choose FSU for its “sports teams”—the Florida State Seminoles—and the “great weather"! 6. University of Georgia - Athens, GA As at many large universities, UGA has a “mixed bag of professors,” but there are “more good teachers” than bad. Though students don’t love the core curriculum classes due to their large size and the prevalence of TAs, “once you’re in your particular program, the teachers are outstanding and easy to reach.” 5. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC [caption id="attachment_5443" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="source : goheels.com"][/caption] It’s quite an understatement to say students at UNC—Chapel Hill are proud of their school. One calls it his “dream school,” while another calls it the “perfect mixture of academics, sports, and social life.” 4. Pennsylvania State University - University Park Pennsylvania State University “offers an amazing education [and] a sense of community, family, and pride,” its students tell us, and while students appreciate the “hundreds of classes to choose from. Students brag that PSU is “a Public Ivy.” One with way better football. 3. University of Nebraska - Lincoln [caption id="attachment_5445" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="source : power-lift.com"][/caption] Students are very happy with “the endless opportunities available” at UNL, which “extends to majors, extracurricular activities, research, internships, study abroad, volunteering, jobs, and so on. 2. University of Florida - Gainesville, FL [caption id="attachment_5446" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="source : espn.go.com"][/caption] “A top-tier research institute” that “is full of bright students who still know how to have fun,” the University of Florida offers “an environment unparalleled by an other university in the world with its first-class amenities, athletics, academics, campus, and students,” 1. Clemson University - Clemson, SC Clemson University is “all about supporting its academics as well as its athletic teams.” This public university is an ACC school that can provide “many opportunities to each student, no matter the major.”