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    Outdoor Adventures Program

    The Outdoor Adventures program takes advantage of Southwest's mountains, canyons, and deserts by hosting a variety of trips across all ability levels. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

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    One of Outdoor Adventure's biggest draws is the bouldering wall open to all members of the recreational center at no extra cost.

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    Intramural Sports

    In addition to the standard intramural sports, students can take part in inner tube water polo and a host of other seasonal activities.

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    Academic Reputation

    The University of Arizona is a perennial top party school contender, but also houses top ranked programs such as the nationally renowned School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

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    The Mall

    Tucson has some the country's nicest weather, and the sprawling 380-acre campus is divided north-south by a grassy expanse called the Mall where clubs often host outdoor events.

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