Top 15 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America
Ahh college. A place to expand your horizons, gain a better understanding of the world, make lifelong friends, and get a ton of Instagram likes for that really pretty picture you took of your college (#nofilter of course). Without further ado, here are the most beautiful campuses in America.
15. Rice University
Located in Houston, Texas, Rice combines sophistication with a little bit of Southern charm. The buildings are beautiful, and the landscaping perfectly complements the architecture. Buildings are relatively few and far between, and the campus consists of many quadrangles, giving students a wide open space to roam and relax between studies.
14. Duke University
Duke's campus, situated in Durham, North Carolina, spans an astonishing 8,500 acres. Perhaps the most noticeable sight of those 8,500 acres is its massive Gothic style chapel, pictured above. The campus, including the chapel, was largely designed by renowned African American architect, Julian Abele.
13. Southern Methodist University
Situated just outside Dallas in University Park, Texas, Southern Methodist University is like a sanctuary away from the bustling city life. Pictured above is Dallas Hall, with the foreground showing off SMU's impeccable landscaping.
12. University of Washington
The University of Washington is beautiful year-round, but when those cherry blossoms are in full bloom, very few campuses can compete. Located in Seattle, UW engrosses students in a full cultural experience along with a high-quality education that has led them to be considered one of the "public ivies." However, UW is in a league of their own as anyone would easily pick cherry blossoms over ivies.
11. Furman University
The small South Carolina university might not be one that you've heard of. Its beauty speaks for itself. The wooded campus, which includes Furman Lake (guarded by the iconic Bell Tower) is like a hidden paradise. Most campuses have a modern and urban feel, but Furman University embraces nature, making it one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.