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Best College Reviews Names the Top 50 Colleges by the Sea

WOODBURN, Ore., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 50 Colleges by the Sea. Data regarding distance to the nearest beach, recreational activities near the school, natural setting, and educational opportunities on or using the sea were all taken into consideration.

The full ranking can be viewed here:

The number and types of impressive universities in the United States is a testimony to the American pioneer spirit of discovery.  The beach alone is an amazing place for many reasons; but, add to that an outstanding university, and you have a beautiful combination.  Here at Best College Reviews we seek to find high quality schools in every thinkable category; knowing the importance the setting has to a good story is analogous of the location to a good school.  Researching the top Colleges by the Sea seemed perfect to help students make the major choice of where to invest some of the most important years of life. 

Nick Plato, the article's author, said this about the list: "For myriads of souls the most tranquil, exciting, powerful, and human of experiences on the earth is found at the beach.  With the vast sea, warm sandy beaches, bright sun, teeming creatures and natural beauty - adding a college experience to that can be a perfect combination of life-changing learning and leisure."

The list of 50 schools includes (in alphabetical order):

Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Brigham Young UniversityHawaii, Laie, HI
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
California State University - Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
California State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Mitchell College, New London, CT
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
New York University, New York City, NY
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Oregon Coast Community College, Newport, OR
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Saint Mary's City, MD
Texas A & MCorpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, San Diego, CA
University of California - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of HawaiiManoa, Honolulu, HI
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
University of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Yale University, New Haven, CT

About: reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.

Contact: Nick Plato
Phone: 503-508-0335

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