02/06/2014 02:32 pm ET Updated Feb 06, 2014

The 10 Snowiest Colleges In The Country According To AccuWeather

If you're a person in the United States and not in Los Angeles or Florida, chances are it snowed in your location in the past few weeks. For students at some schools, it made for a tough commute to class, whether they were driving or walking across the a snow-covered quad. Yet, for others, it would be kind of weird to go a month in winter without a few inches of snow. compiled a ranking of the 10 snowiest colleges based on annual average snowfall, placing some upstate New York schools right alongside universities in Michigan and Alaska.

There is a caveat, though. Some schools located very near these campuses were not included, because as AccuWeather told Inside Higher Ed, they "could not include all the colleges in the surrounding areas without being repetitive in the same region," so "we choose those colleges that we believed the most people would know."

Check out the top 10 ranking below, or go to AccuWeather for more details:

  • 1 Michigan Technological University
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    200 annual inches
  • 2 Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego
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    124 annual inches
  • 3 University Of Rochester
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    99 annual inches
  • 4 State University of New York at Buffalo
    94 annual inches
  • 5 University of Minnesota at Duluth
    86 annual inches
  • 6 University of Vermont
    81 annual inches
  • 7 Southern New Hampshire University
    69 annual inches
  • 8 Western Michigan University
    67 annual inches
  • 9 Cornell University
    65 annual inches
  • 10 University of Alaska at Fairbanks
    62 annual inches