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Most Beautiful College Campuses in the United States

Higher Education Articles November 21, 2012

There are many impressive college campuses around the country. In this article, we have listed some of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.

Beautiful College Campuses in the United States

Agnes Scott College - Buttrick Hall Agnes Scott College – The attraction of Georgia’s Agnes Scott College campus is in its well-designed historical buildings.
College of the Atlantic College of the Atlantic – This is aptly known as the ‘Greenest College in the World,’ this is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Mount Desert Island, in Maine.
Cornell University Cornell University – This campus has scenic splendor with a brilliant view of Cayuga Lake. Its eclectic architecture includes an I.M.Pei designed museum building and a gothic-style chapel.
flagler college Flagler College – Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida is in the vicinity of beautiful beaches. Eight historical buildings apart from the magnificent Ponce de Leon account for its stunning visual appeal.
Kenyon College Kenyon College – The idyllic setting of Kenyon College in rural Ohio is embellished with Gothic architecture including the oldest Gothic revival building in the country.
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University – This school is balanced atop a 150-acre bluff, renowned for the magnificent views it offers of the Pacific Ocean and West Los Angeles.
Mount Holyoke College Mount Holyoke College – This campus is marked by bounteous natural beauty. Green summers and colorful falls, ivy covered buildings and an equestrian center create a surreal setting for students to savor.
New College of Florida New College of Florida – At this Florida campus that is built over 110 acres in the Sarasota Bay area, historical buildings vibe with contemporary architecture, many of them designed by I.M. Pei.
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University – Sun, sea and Californian architecture are the potent combination that renders Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus, an aesthetic delight with its students enjoying views of the Pacific from their dorm rooms.
Princeton University Princeton University – Beautiful architecture is a byword at this tree lined campus located in central New Jersey. The college owns a reservoir of the Millstone River and Lake Carnegie that its students can enjoy.
Rhodes College Rhodes College – Its wood and gothic architecture make Tennessee’s Rhodes College physically reminiscent of England’s Oxford University.
Scripps College Scripps College – It is relatively small – limited to 30 acres — the California campus is gorgeous, with gardens, Mediterranean style buildings and walkways.
Sewanee Sewanee – This is the popular name of University of the South that will delight those who love nature. The 10,000 acre campus on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee is embellished with gothic style architecture including a centerpiece chapel that was recently built.
Stanford University Stanford University – The 8,180 acre campus in the vicinity of San Francisco and San Jose has buildings designed in Spanish-colonial style. An observatory, lakes, fountains and sprawling foothills add to its appeal.
Swarthmore College Swarthmore College – Built on a 399-acre plot, this campus is eleven miles southwest of Philadelphia, in hilly terrain, with a well-maintained arboretum adding to the beauty of grounds and walkways.
Sweet Brair College Sweet Briar College – Built on 3,250 acres, this campus situated in a former plantation in Virginia, and nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has several historic buildings.
University of Virginia University of Virginia – Known as Mr. Jefferson’s University, it has buildings that Mr. Thomas Jefferson himself designed and has lawns and rotunda combining to add to its charm.
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University – Vanderbilt University in Tennessee is extremely green and has over three hundred tree species that helped the campus earn a National Arboretum designation from the Association of Botanical Gardens in 1998.
Yale University Yale University – Gothic style buildings jostle with iconic modern structures including the Beinecke Library, to make the Yale campus one of the most beautiful in the country.
Harvard University Harvard University – This is a classically beautiful campus that benefits from superbly maintained grounds and famous structures such as Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. The Charles River flowing through the campus, only adds to its natural environs.

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