#48 Georgia Institute of Technology — Atlanta, Ga.
Set in the city of Atlanta, this school boasts a 400-acre campus with some of the best athletic facilities in the country, a top college basketball program and an incredible outdoor recreation program. The facilities on campus — which include an Olympic-size pool that was actually built for the 1996 Summer Olympics — earned Georgia Tech some big points, and their A+ grade for “general athletics” from Niche Colleges boosted them further. Additionally the impressive level of student involvement in sports and recreation secured Georgia Tech a spot in the top 50 once again this year. gatech.edu —Diana Gerstacker