Fort Lewis College. Durango, CO. If you are looking for a FUN small college town with top notch boating and skiing, well then Durango is it. I personally cannot tell you how far your degree from FLC will get you in life, but when it comes down to it, a degree is a degree. It shows you can commit to something for a period of time and be trained how to do things. If you are looking for a nice western community that LOVES the outdoors then this is the place. Plenty of class V boating to go around, absolutely amazing backcountry skiiing (there are a few resorts nearby if thats what you want), dont forget the world class mtn biking. If you are wanting to come out west, get educated, and explore what the outdoors has to offer, then you couldnt go wrong with Durango. If you want big city, lots of shopping, traffic, and all the other stuff that sucks stay away. If you want good times, good people, and a positive/ active lifestyle, expand your choices a little.
Oh yeah, the ladys around here seem to really enjoy guys from the south. so thats a plus++