15 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the US


College life in a beautiful and relaxing environment can often contribute to an enhanced learning experience. Although not the most important factor, a university’s setting can be an important criteria for students to decide where they want to spend some of the most wonderful years of their lives. Top ranked universities often have stunning campuses that co-relate with their academic reputation, here’s a list of 15 most beautiful college campuses in the US you must check out :

1. University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia

The famous Rotunda at the University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Courtesy: University of Virginia Homepage

Named as the ‘proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years’ by the American Institute of Architects, the making University of Virginia’s gorgeous campus goes back to 1819 when the school was setup by Thomas Jefferson, America’s 3rd President. The 1,832 acres university and its symbol, the famous Romanian architecture based Rotunda was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1976. Set amidst rolling landscapes and lush greenery, the University of Virginia’s beautiful architecture is certainly a match to its academic accomplishments.

2. University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois

The Rockefeller Chapel from Midway Plaisance at the University of Chicago

Courtesy: Wikipedia

Although the University of Chicago has an urban setting in the dynamic city of Chicago, you’ll be transported to a world of Gothic architecture once you enter its campus. With several of its buildings listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places, the University of Chicago has several awe inspiring landmarks such as the Rockefeller Chapel and the grassy, tree-lined Midway Plaisance public park. With over 91 Nobel Laureates and numerous programs in top ten rankings, the University of Chicago’s beautiful campus is a prestigious place to study for sure.

3. Colgate University- Hamilton, New York