America is the country with the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of international and national students go to American universities to pursue their dreams. The universities are known for their education and college sports teams, but did you also know that the university campuses are often seen as a hotspot for tourists, students, and teachers?
Below, you can find the top 10 most beautiful college campuses:
10. University of Virginia, Virginia
The University of Virginia is considered by American architects to be “the finest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years.” The buildings on the campus were designed by Thomas Jefferson. This architecture is characterized by the use of octagonal shapes, red bricks, and symmetrical wings around a central portion. One of the best examples of this style is the Rotunda of the university. The Rotunda is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site..
9. Furman University, South Carolina
The iconic image of the clock tower next to the lake is just one of the many images of the campus that belong on a postcard. Furman University is filled with magnificent buildings and a one-acre Japanese garden surrounding it. It also offers a large number of photo opportunities at every location.
8. Princeton University, New Jersey
The architecture of Princeton University is a composition of various styles. The oldest buildings were constructed in the late medieval style (Gothic style). This style has also become a hallmark of the university. Nowadays, architects have built new buildings on campus in a more modern style. Additionally, throughout the campus, there are artworks from the 20th century, creating a unique fusion of eras.
7. University of Notre Dame, Indiana
The golden dome atop the main building has become one of the recognizable symbols of the University of Notre Dame. Rebuilt after a fire, the dome was adorned with a 6-meter statue of Mary to represent the Catholic identity of the university. Another attraction is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
6. Cornell University, New York
The Sage Chapel of Cornell University could be described as the most beautiful chapel among all universities in America with its stunning ceiling, magnificent chandeliers, and distinctive stained glass windows. However, the beauty of the university can be found all across the campus, including the library and McGraw Tower, among others.
5. University of Hawaï, Hawaii
The university campus often features a rainbow overhead due to the frequent rainfall in the region. This rainbow creates stunning visuals, especially when combined with the palm trees and brightly colored flowers on the campus. Adjacent to the campus, there is also a private beach with a coral reef used for research purposes.
4. Stanford University, Californië
Stanford University is often mentioned as one of the most prestigious universities in America, but it is equally renowned for its beautiful campus. The university’s “crown jewel,” the Stanford Memorial Church, was built during the American Renaissance and is adorned with colorful mosaics. Surrounding the buildings are hectares of gardens filled with beautiful flowers and trees.
3. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
The university is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. Bryn Mawr College was one of the first universities to adopt the late medieval architectural style (Gothic). Since then, this architectural style has been embraced by many other universities throughout America, including Princeton, ranked at number 8. The expansive campus features a duck pond and rows of trees adorned with blossoms in the spring. Behold, here the campus tour of Bryn Mawr College.
2. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado
At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains lies the University of Colorado Boulder. Thanks to its location, the campus offers incredible views along with amenities such as miles of bike rides and hikes in national parks. In addition to its location, the university is characterized by its distinctive red tile roofs and sandstone walls. Behold, here the campus tour of the University.
1. Berry College, Georgia
Berry College is a private liberal arts college and is unquestionably one of the most photogenic universities in the United States. The combination of Gothic buildings and the impressive 27,000 acres of fields, forests, lakes, and fountains make it an attractive university. Besides attracting many hikers and cyclists, the university has also been used as a filming location for several movies.
Check the 360-degree tours of the accommodations at Berry College. Here “the Ford complex“.
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