The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses

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If you didn’t walk around campus on a sunny day and think to yourself, God, my school is so pretty, you did it wrong. Not that it’s what’s on the outside that counts or anything (it is), but beauty makes the world go round. Kidding! (I’m not.) It’s not just the vanity in me, or my mother’s influence speaking here, either. Graduates from universities with particularly beautiful campuses regularly reported higher levels of satisfaction with their college experiences. Suck on that, people who say “beauty isn’t everything!”

Best Colleges went ahead and aggregated a list of the 50 most beautiful college campuses. Did you make the list?

50. University of Minnesota
49. Wake Forest University
48. University of Colorado-Boulder
47. Northwestern University
46. Scripps College
45. Bryn Mawr College
44. Texas A&M University
43. Florida State University
42. Rice University
41. Sweet Briar College
40. University of California-Santa Cruz
39. University of San Diego
38. Wellesley College
37. Rollins College
36. Whitman College
35. Duke University
34. Sonoma State University
33. University of Alabama
32. United States Military Academy (West Point)
31. University of the Pacific
30. Washington University in St. Louis
29. University of Wisconsin-Madison
28. University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
27. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
26. Cornell University
25. Amherst College
24. Yale University
23. Gettysburg College
22. Occidental College
21. Princeton University
20. University of Washington-Seattle
19. Stanford University
18. United States Naval Academy
17. University of Virginia
16. University of Notre Dame
15. Indiana University-Bloomington
14. University of Chicago
13. Mount Holyoke College
12. Furman University
11. Harvard University
10. University of Hawaii at Manoa
9. Dartmouth College
8. College of William & Mary
7. Loyola Marymount University
6. Emory University
5. Lewis & Clark College
4. Pepperdine University
3. Sewanee: The University of the South
2. Kenyon College
1. Elon University

[via Best Colleges

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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