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September 2009

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For young scholars with a passion for the water, heading off to college often means a four-year hiatus from boating. But not anymore with a new online resource, the BoatU.S. Guide to the Boatiest Colleges in America, which helps students find the top marine programs and extracurricular boating activities offered by four-year schools. The one-of-a-kind Guide premiered in the July 2009 issue of BoatU.S. Magazine, along with a list of "The 25 Boatiest Schools in America" — those that offer at least three different accredited marine-related programs, both academic and extracurricular. Students can search the database by state or by program, such as Fisheries, Marine Engineering, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Sailing or Waterskiing. "This is the information our adult members tell us they wish they had when they were headed off to college," said BoatU.S. Consulting Editor Bernadette Bernon. "Now their teens have an easy way to find out how to continue boating, sailing or fishing and get a relevant, in-demand college degree at the same time. We've found marine-based programs aimed at students whose interests range from marine science and engineering to liberal arts as well as hundreds of teams and clubs that offer coaching and camaraderie from NCAA-sanctioned waterskiing and sailing to competitive bass fishing. So even if a marine-related career is not the priority, students can still determine which schools will keep them boating or sailing outside of the classroom. Scholar- ship information is also included." For more information, go to The "Boatiest" Colleges In America BoatU.S. online database helps younger boaters bow to stern Stern bow to Houseboating's places, faces, views, news, products, and more 10 The 25 "Boatiest" Schools In America The schools on this list (arranged alpha- betically, not ranked) offer at least three different accredited marinerelated pro- grams, both academic and extracurricular. Auburn University (AL) Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Maine Maritime Academy Ohio University Old Dominion University (VA) State University of New York, Maritime College Texas A&M at Galveston University of Alabama University of California at Davis University of California at Los Angeles University of California University of Connecticut University of Michigan University of New Orleans (LA) University of North Carolina University of Oregon University of Rhode Island (RI) University of San Diego (CA) University of Washington U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CT) U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (NY) U.S. Naval Academy (MD)

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