The 10 Snowiest College Campuses (Sort of)
January 22, 2014

With a blizzard sweeping the East, released a list of the "10 snowiest colleges in the U.S.," and loyal alumni of those institutions started boasting about the rankings. We couldn't help but ask some questions about the methodology when we noticed the Syracuse University was listed as tied for second, while the State University of New York Upstate Medical University (literally across the street) didn't make the list. And it didn't make sense that the University of Rochester could be third on the list but its neighbors, such as Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology, could have so much less snow so as not to make the list at all. AccuWeather responded that it "could not include all the colleges in the surrounding areas without being repetitive in the same region," so "we choose those colleges that we believed the most people would know."

So with that rather large caveat, here is the top 10 list, followed by typical annual inches of snowfall:

1. Michigan Technological University: 200

2. Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego: 124

3. University of Rochester: 99

4. State University of New York at Buffalo: 94

5. University of Minnesota at Duluth: 86

6. University of Vermont: 81

7. Southern New Hampshire University: 69

8. Western Michigan University: 67

9. Cornell University: 65

10. University of Alaska at Fairbanks: 62



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