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Top 10 Universities for Weather for International Students

Nomad Credit looks at the best universities in the U.S. for international students. This series of blogs will feature lists of top 10 universities of different criteria. This week we profile the Top 10 Universities of the U.S. for Weather.

  1. UCLA

At the University of California-Los Angeles, there are 377 degree programs offered at the university with an enrollment of around 31,000 undergrads and 13,000 graduate students. It tops this list of top universities in the U.S. because the weather stays heavenly throughout the year with similar weather temperatures to USC. It edges out it competition, however, given the amenities on campus, however, such as the Marina Aquatic Center has Activities include surfing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and rowing. And if you’re worried about price, have no fear as student loans for international students are plentiful.

  1. University of Southern California

Located in Los Angeles, California, it is the oldest private institution in the city. Temperatures never dropping below 50 degrees and highs in the 70s, making it the perfect weather students to live and study to receive their degree. Career opportunities available in the state of California are plentiful, given all the major cities, and a world-class university only adds to California’s appeal.

  1. University of Hawaii

When one hears Hawaii, many images pop into the brain. Warm sun, cool water, dazzling beaches among others. The University of Hawaii does not disappoint, with its main campus of Manoa, located just outside of downtown Honolulu. Temperatures range from about 66 in the winter to 83 in the summer. If pursuing in MS in the US, University of Hawaii is a great option for international students.

  1. Pepperdine University

Another California school on the list, Pepperdine is located in Malibu, right off the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Six state beaches border the university or are not to far from it with many of the beaches being featured in numerous flicks over the years. Only getting rain on average of 35 days out of the year, there’s always time to go outside. Sprawling 154,095 acres, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation of numerous preserves and parks. If you’re an international student looking to pick up a new hobby, there are plenty you can try, including horseback riding, biking, hiking and camping.

  1. Arizona State University

Nicknamed the “Sun Devils” for good reason, students at Arizona State University experience over 300 sunny days a year. Though temperatures can rise well above 100 in the summer, it makes this top 10 lost because its average low doesn’t hit freezing temperatures. ASU is no slouch when it comes to academics either as their engineering school, The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is the number one ranked university in the United States for innovation for the second consecutive year according to US News. Feel free to get a profile evaluation for an MS to see if it’s a good fit for you.

  1. University of Miami

The University of Miami is a top college destination for international students with over 150 countries being represented at the college over the years. Temperatures range from 60 degrees to 90 degrees over the course of the year, but if it gets too hot, there are miles of public beaches that students can go to cool down. Activities such as boating, fishing, diving, and sailing are also popular in the area. And if you don’t want to leave campus, there’s an outdoor pool, along with an arboretum and a botanical garden.

  1. San Diego State University

Some of the best weather in the nation is found in Southern California, and San Diego State University is no exception. The average low is 48 degrees and highs average to a comfortable 75 degrees. With weather like that all year round, students can play as well as attend several sporting events, including water polo, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and swimming. The university knows how to take full advantage of the weather as it has the open air theater which was built in 1941 and renovated in the 1980s.

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  1. Florida Atlantic University

Resting in the heart of Boca Raton, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, sits Florida Atlantic University. Opening in 1964, it became the first ublic university in Southeast Florida. On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, beaches are a plenty when students need to take a break from studying. A raincoat might be needed in the summer months due to some quick downpours, but it’s hard to complain when the average temperature in January is 76 degrees.

  1. University of Puerto Rico

Being a university in an island in the Caribbean, it’s difficult not to make this list as a top American university for weather. It’ can be difficult at times to tell which season it is in San Juan with a range of temperatures spanning from about 67 degrees to 85 degrees with little fluctuation in seasonal patterns. Opportunities to cool off and play some water sports is plentiful as there’s miles of coastline, 50 rivers and 17 manmade lakes.

  1. Rice University

The only Texas addition to the list, the University of Texas at El Paso sits on hillsides overlooking the Rio Grande river. El Paso actually ranks 6th on the National Ocaeanic and Atmospheric Administration’s list of the sunniest cities in the nation, beating out every other city in Florida. One of the more temperate climates on this list of universities, temperatures can range from about 33 degrees to the late 90s. But with less than 10 inches of rain a year and lower humidity than most other Texas cities, the university makes the list.

Climate is important but shouldn’t be the only thing you choose a university for. Please feel free to explore these universities more in-depth by going to their websites linked above.

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John Romanucci

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