Take a College Road Trip to the Pacific Northwest

We toured some of the top schools in the Great Northwest and found out what it's like to attend them.


The Pacific Northwest is a panoramic playground of mountains, rivers, and wind farms, and this topographical wonderland plays an important role in student life—academic and otherwise—at these five schools.

[View photos of campuses in the Pacific Northwest.]

We wandered through campuses big and small in Washington and Oregon and noted a certain pioneer spirit that repeatedly popped up in innovative curriculums, adventurous off-campus programs, and an appreciation of quirky individualism. So come along for the tour, but bring your umbrella—the region is as wet as it is beautiful.

Pacific Northwest College Road Trip:

Lewis & Clark College

Reed College

University of Oregon

University of Washington

Whitman College

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