The Prettiest College Campuses in the Country
From the big Ivy League schools most can only dream about getting accepted; to to the teeny tiny liberal arts schools many don’t know about, there is no shortage of gorgeous campuses when it comes to higher education. We’ve picked what we think are the most beautiful campuses in America. Make sure they are included in your college tour!
Here are the 9 most beautiful campuses in the country.
Clemson University: Clemson, South Carolina
Originally the traditional parade ground for Clemson cadets and the home of Clemson College’s first football, baseball and basketball teams,Bowman Field now serves as a “green beach” on sunny days and the perfect place for the union of town and campus for special events.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
The idea for the Wave was conceived at the UW in 1981.
BARD COLLEGE: ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK
The small campus has 1266 full time female students and 926 full time male students.
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE: SWARTHMORE, PENNSYLVANIA
Swarthmore was founded in 1864 as a coeducational college by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
YALE UNIVERSITY: NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Frequently referred to as an outdoor museum, the campus is one of the best examples of American architecture over the last 100 years–from Georgian-style brick to buildings by Eero Saarinen to an upcoming project by Norman Foster (the guy behind Apple’s spaceship campus).
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
This grandiose Jeffersonian village is the only college in the U.S. to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Students are urged to kiss the statue of school founder Cornelius Vanderbilt their first night on campus for good luck.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY: BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA
There are 80 varieties of trees on campus.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY: WACO, TEXAS
Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The approximately 1,000-acre main campus adjoins the Brazos River near downtown Waco, a Central Texas area of approximately 200,000 people.