The 15 Most Beautiful College Campuses In The United States

Students walk down a tree-lined path towards a building on the Williams College campus, Williamstown, Massachusetts

The 15 Most Beautiful College Campuses In The United States

University of Virginia amphitheatre and Minor Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia

Whether searching for the perfect place to continue your education, or simply looking for a pretty spot to visit for the afternoon, visiting a campus known for its physical splendor, and not just its academic might, is a great way to get a sense of the school’s area.

Wander through masterfully constructed historical buildings, pristine gardens and take in the incredible mountain and ocean views. Here are 15 of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States that are worth experiencing for yourself.

Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University is a prestigious private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Harvard’s main campus is centered over 209 acres on Harvard Yard in Cambridge about three miles from downtown Boston, and it is surrounded by Harvard Square neighborhood. The central administrative offices, main libraries, academic buildings such as Sever Hall and University Hall, Memorial Church, and most of the freshman dormitories are all located Harvard Yard. Twelve residential houses provide accommodation for sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates. Nine of them are south of Harvard Yard and the other three are in a residential neighborhood northwest of the Yard at the Quadrangle. The university campus has a wide range of building styles that together provide a portrait of 300 years of informal history centering on American architecture.

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts – Paris, France

The most prestigious fine arts university in France, it’s no wonder École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts is so stunning. The jewel of the campus is the Palais des Études, which features bronze-cast wreaths, Roman-style paintings, and a spectacular grand courtyard.

Wake Forest University is ranked the most beautiful college campus in the state of North Carolina, going up against stunning school’s like Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and High Point University. Although beautiful above ground, the university also has an elaborate system of underground tunnels and a Navy bunker that was supposedly built for President John F. Kennedy during the Cold War. Now the underground walls are covered in elaborate graffiti and are available to explore only on exclusive tours.


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