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University of Washington | TOP TEN: AMERICA'S COOLEST SCHOOLS

Courtesy of UW/Mary Levin

Just a few reasons why UW leads the pack: Every building completed since 2009 has earned LEED Gold. All appliances bought are Energy Star rated. And the hydropowered campus runs three farms, an extensive recycling program, and the conservation-research hotbed Pack Forest. Above, from left, students Rachel Malinen, Brady Ryan, and Elizabeth Wheat tend to their cabbage crop. Score: 81.2

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