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Two Alabama Colleges Have the "Most Luxurious Student Rec Centers" in the US Featured

18 Feb 2016
Two Alabama Colleges Have the "Most Luxurious Student Rec Centers" in the US UAB.edu

UAB and Auburn are both listed in a new list of the most luxurious student centers published by College Rank.

UAB's 150,000 square foot recreation center has squash, racquetball, and aquatic areas strength training, a PowerZone for serious training and a KidZone for younger visitors. In addition, UAB's new Hill Center was just opened in January 2016. The 162,000 square feet Hill Center boasts upgraded dining facilities including Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Mein Bowl, Starbucks and soon-to-be-open Panera Bread; a ballroom that can be divided into four sections; a stadium-style theater; a two-story bookstore; a technology store and a number of student service offices.

Auburn's rec center opened in 2013 is 240,000-square-feet, cost $72 million and includes the nation’s longest indoor running track, a five-story rock-climbing wall and a 45-person tiger-paw-shaped hot tub.

College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 35 most luxurious student recreation centers. This ranking was compiled after evaluating and scoring hundreds of recreation centers around the country. Categories like student outreach, health & wellness programming options, indoor and outdoor facilities were considered to determine the final ranking.

The complete ranking can be viewed here: http://www.collegerank.net/features/best-student-recreation-centers/

While every college attempts to provide and promote a healthy lifestyle and balance for their students, these 35 schools are committed in multiple ways. From cutting edge equipment such as state of the art rock walls to fantastic swimming pools, these colleges and universities offer a superior workout experience for their students.

Here is the list of The 35 Most Luxurious Student Recreation Centers (In alphabetical order):

Auburn University - Auburn, AL

California State University Fullerton - Fullerton,CA

California State University Long Beach - Long Beach,CA

Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA

Illinois State University - Normal, IL

Indiana State University - Terre Haute,IN

Kenyon College - Gambier, OH

Morehead State University - Morehead, KY

Northeastern University - Boston, MA

Ohio State University - Columbus,OH

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Rice University - Houston, TX

San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA

St. Mary's College of California - Moraga, CA

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA

Texas State University - San Marcos, TX

University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Amherst, MA

University of Alabama - Birmingham - Birmingham, AL

University of Arizona - Tuscon, AZ

University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho

University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

University of Maine - Orono, ME

University of Maryland - College Park, MD

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

University of Texas Pan American - Edinburg, TX

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Green Bay, WI

University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

University of Akron - Akron, OH

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