This is a hard one to call, because you have to conflicting interests. Count on grad school taking up a lot more of your time than undergrad. Not sure what kind of program you're looking for, but most folks are buried their 1st year regardless. If you think you can manage the distraction year round, then Portland is probably a better choice. I went to grad school in Boulder, and the nice thing about that was that there was no real boating distractions until after school ended in the first week of May. That's the other consideration- when is your time off? If it's raining all Fall or in January / Feb in Portland, you're going to be buried in school. Peak water season is wide open in Colorado. I was able feed the Jonez by taking off on paddling trips on Thanksgiving and over Xmas too.
The best grad schools in CO are DU and CU. Daniel's at DU is ranked in the top 20 in the country, and CU's Leeds school has a great entrepreneurial program. Both schools have close access to great boating.
You should definitely consider the University of California school system and look at campuses in the Northern part of the state.
University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is in the top 5 in the country and has great boating - good luck getting in. Just buy a building and you'll be fine.
Hey just wanted to thank everyone for posting. I am actually planning on going to school to get my PhD in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)--ya ya... I know its sounds new agey, but hell...its fixed popped shoulders, colds, habits and god knows what else for me.
As far as the best school goes: Portland has the top ranked school in the country and its close to BC, NC has the Green :twisted: , and Colorado was where I was born and raised (not to mention wicked ski/water seasons).
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