5/23/17

Here's The Most Beautiful College Campuses In USA

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Alabama: University of Alabama




Where: TuscaloosaDate Founded: 1820Fun fact: The University of Alabama is home to one of the ten most winning football teams in NCAA history. Roll tide!
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Where: Tuscaloosa
Date Founded: 1820
Fun fact: The University of Alabama is home to one of the ten most winning football teams in NCAA history. Roll tide!

Alaska: University of Alaska - Fairbanks




Where: FairbanksDate founded: 1917Fun fact: Psst, you just might see the Northern Lights from your dorm room.
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Where: Fairbanks
Date founded: 1917
Fun fact: Psst, you just might see the Northern Lights from your dorm room.

Arizona: University of Arizona




Where: TucsonDate founded: 1885Fun fact: In addition to a beautiful campus, UA is also known for one of the best looking student bodies in the country. Hmm...
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Where: Tucson
Date founded: 1885
Fun fact: In addition to a beautiful campus, UA is also known for one of the best looking student bodies in the country. Hmm...

Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas




Where: ConwayDate founded: 1907Fun fact: Once called The Arkansas State Teacher's College, UCA was historically the number one educator of teachers in the state.
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Where: Conway
Date founded: 1907
Fun fact: Once called The Arkansas State Teacher's College, UCA was historically the number one educator of teachers in the state.

California: Scripps College




Where: ClaremontDate founded: 1926Fun fact: The campus prides itself on its lush greenery, including its orange trees, birds of paradise, and other foliage. Best of all, students are allowed and encouraged to pick from the rose garden when flowers are in bloom.
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Where: Claremont
Date founded: 1926
Fun fact: The campus prides itself on its lush greenery, including its orange trees, birds of paradise, and other foliage. Best of all, students are allowed and encouraged to pick from the rose garden when flowers are in bloom.

Colorado: University of Colorado Boulder




Where: BoulderDate founded: 1876Fun fact: A skiers paradise, CU Boulder has a dedicated ski bus that transports students from campus to the surrounding slopes of Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Vail.
Facebook: University of Colorado Boulder
Where: Boulder
Date founded: 1876
Fun fact: A skiers paradise, CU Boulder has a dedicated ski bus that transports students from campus to the surrounding slopes of Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Vail.

Connecticut: Yale University







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Where: New Haven
Date founded: 1701
Fun fact: Some of Yale's most notable alumni include George W. Bush, Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Anderson Cooper, and James Franco. Talk about a stacked house.

Delaware: University of Delaware







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Where: Newark
Date founded: 1743
Fun fact: Three of the original ten class members that studied at the University of Delaware went on to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Florida: Flagler College




Where: St. AugustineDate founded: 1968Fun fact: At the center of campus is the former luxury hotel, the Ponce de Leon, built in the Spanish Renaissance style.
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Where: St. Augustine
Date founded: 1968
Fun fact: At the center of campus is the former luxury hotel, the Ponce de Leon, built in the Spanish Renaissance style.

Georgia: Berry College




Where: RomeDate founded: 1902Fun fact: With the largest contiguous campus in the country, parts of Berry College's 27,000 acres contain hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails.
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Where: Rome
Date founded: 1902
Fun fact: With the largest contiguous campus in the country, parts of Berry College's 27,000 acres contain hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails.

Hawaii: Brigham Young University-Hawaii







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Where: Laie
Date founded: 1955
Fun fact: Sister school to BYU, located in Provo, Utah, this Hawaii based institution is owned and operated by the Mormon Church.

Idaho: University of Idaho




Where: MoscowDate founded: 1892Fun fact: One of the most beautiful spots on campus (and the best place to de-stress during finals period) is 'Tree City.' It's a 65-acre Arboretum and botanical garden featuring gardens, ponds, and trees from around the world.
Facebook: University of Idaho
Where: Moscow
Date founded: 1892
Fun fact: One of the most beautiful spots on campus (and the best place to de-stress during finals period) is "Tree City." It's a 65-acre Arboretum and botanical garden featuring gardens, ponds, and trees from around the world.

Illinois: University of Chicago




Where: ChicagoDate founded: 1890Fun fact: This prestigious university's motto is 'let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched,' but you'll probably be more likely to remember the unofficial motto, 'where fun goes to die.'
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Where: Chicago
Date founded: 1890
Fun fact: This prestigious university's motto is "let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched," but you'll probably be more likely to remember the unofficial motto, "where fun goes to die."

Indiana: University of Notre Dame




Where: Notre DameDate founded: 1842Fun fact: The famous Golden Dome, which tops the University's main building is gilded in 23.9-karat gold leaf. In fact, the very same same gold flake is used to paint the Notre Dame football helmets.
Facebook: University of Notre Dame
Where: Notre Dame
Date founded: 1842
Fun fact: The famous Golden Dome, which tops the University's main building is gilded in 23.9-karat gold leaf. In fact, the very same same gold flake is used to paint the Notre Dame football helmets.

Iowa: Grinnell College




Where: GrinnellDate founded: 1846Fun fact: This tiny liberal arts college about half way between Iowa City and Des Moines is one of the most selective and best value colleges in the whole country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
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Where: Grinnell
Date founded: 1846
Fun fact: This tiny liberal arts college about half way between Iowa City and Des Moines is one of the most selective and best value colleges in the whole country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Kansas: Kansas State University




Where: ManhattanDate founded: 1863Fun fact: The on-campus KSU Dairy Bar is home to what's arguably the best ice cream in the state: The iconic Purple Pride blueberry ice cream (and the recipe is kept secret).
Facebook: Kansas State University
Where: Manhattan
Date founded: 1863
Fun fact: The on-campus KSU Dairy Bar is home to what's arguably the best ice cream in the state: The iconic Purple Pride blueberry ice cream (and the recipe is kept secret).

Kentucky: University of Louisville




Where: LouisvilleDate founded: 1798Fun fact: UofL's medical school is credited with some pretty amazing breakthroughs, including the first artificial heart transplant and the first successful hand transplant.
Facebook: University of Louisville
Where: Louisville
Date founded: 1798
Fun fact: UofL's medical school is credited with some pretty amazing breakthroughs, including the first artificial heart transplant and the first successful hand transplant.

Louisiana: Louisiana State University




Where: Baton RougeDate founded: 1853Fun fact: True to the state's Creole culture, LSU's French department offers an undergraduate Cajun studies program.
Facebook: Louisiana State University
Where: Baton Rouge
Date founded: 1853
Fun fact: True to the state's Creole culture, LSU's French department offers an undergraduate Cajun studies program.

Maine: Bowdoin College




Where: BrunswickDate founded: 1794Fun fact: Bowdoin's mascot is the Polar Bear, in honor of Robert Peary, a naval officer and alumni who led the first expedition to the North Pole.
Facebook: Bowdoin College
Where: Brunswick
Date founded: 1794
Fun fact: Bowdoin's mascot is the Polar Bear, in honor of Robert Peary, a naval officer and alumni who led the first expedition to the North Pole.

Maryland: Johns Hopkins University




Where: BaltimoreDate founded: 1876Fun fact: If there's a Lacrosse capital of the U.S., it's probably JHU. In fact, the campus is home to the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame
Facebook: Johns Hopkins University
Where: Baltimore
Date founded: 1876
Fun fact: If there's a Lacrosse capital of the U.S., it's probably JHU. In fact, the campus is home to the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

Massachusetts: Williams College







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Where: Williamstown
Date founded: 1793
Fun fact: This small liberal arts college in New England has an impressive list of alumni, including 7 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, over 50 U.S. Congressmen, 18 governors, and former U.S. President, James Garfield.

Michigan: University of Michigan




Where: Ann ArborDate founded: 1817Fun fact: While Ann Arbor is one of America's most beloved college towns today, the University of Michigan was originally in Detroit. It moved to its current location in Ann Arbor in 1837.
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Where: Ann Arbor
Date founded: 1817
Fun fact: While Ann Arbor is one of America's most beloved college towns today, the University of Michigan was originally in Detroit. It moved to its current location in Ann Arbor in 1837.

Minnesota: St. Olaf College




Where: NorthfieldDate founded: 1874Fun fact: Founded by a group of Norwegian immigrants, St. Olaf is named after the patron saint of Norway and its motto is actually an old Norse war chant.
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Where: Northfield
Date founded: 1874
Fun fact: Founded by a group of Norwegian immigrants, St. Olaf is named after the patron saint of Norway and its motto is actually an old Norse war chant.

Mississippi: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)




Where: OxfordDate founded: 1848Fun fact: In 1885, Ole Miss hired Sarah McGehee Isom, making her the first female professor at a co-ed institute for higher learning in the entire South. Today, Mississippi's Center for Women and Gender Studies bears her name.
Facebook: The University of Mississippi - Ole Miss
Where: Oxford
Date founded: 1848
Fun fact: In 1885, Ole Miss hired Sarah McGehee Isom, making her the first female professor at a co-ed institute for higher learning in the entire South. Today, Mississippi's Center for Women and Gender Studies bears her name.

Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis




Where: St. LouisWhen: 1853Fun fact: WashU has hosted more presidential and vice-presidential debates than any other institution in U.S. history, including the first televised three-person debate between President George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot.
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Where: St. Louis
When: 1853
Fun fact: WashU has hosted more presidential and vice-presidential debates than any other institution in U.S. history, including the first televised three-person debate between President George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot.

Montana: Carroll College




Where: HelenaDate founded: 1909Fun fact: One of Carroll College's residence halls houses a boulder wall, which is open for all students to practice their rock climbing.
Facebook: Carroll College
Where: Helena
Date founded: 1909
Fun fact: One of Carroll College's residence halls houses a boulder wall, which is open for all students to practice their rock climbing.

Nebraska: Creighton University




Where: OmahaDate founded 1878Fun fact: Creighton offers a scholarship for students who serve as the school mascot, Billy Bluejay.
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Where: Omaha
Date founded 1878
Fun fact: Creighton offers a scholarship for students who serve as the school mascot, Billy Bluejay.

Nevada: Sierra Nevada College







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Where: Incline Village
Date founded: 1969
Fun fact: A nature-lover's dream school, Sierra Nevada College is just blocks away from the shores of Lake Tahoe.

New Hampshire: Dartmouth College







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Where: Hanover
Date founded: 1769
Fun fact: Chris Miller wrote the movie Animal House based on his experience in Dartmouth's Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.

New Jersey: Princeton University




Where: PrincetonDate founded: 1746Fun fact: In 1869, Princeton played in the first U.S. intercollegiate football game against Rutgers College.
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Where: Princeton
Date founded: 1746
Fun fact: In 1869, Princeton played in the first U.S. intercollegiate football game against Rutgers College.

New Mexico: New Mexico State University




Where: Las CrucesDate founded: 1888Fun fact: If you've ever eaten green chile sauce, you can thank New Mexico State. The University is home to the Chile Pepper Institute, a department that researches and develops new strains of the Hatch green chile.
New Mexico State University
Where: Las Cruces
Date founded: 1888
Fun fact: If you've ever eaten green chile sauce, you can thank New Mexico State. The University is home to the Chile Pepper Institute, a department that researches and develops new strains of the Hatch green chile.

New York: Vassar College




Where: PoughkeepsieDate founded: 1861Fun fact: Vassar was the first institution of higher education that granted degrees to women. In 1969 it became coeducational, opening its doors to male students.
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Where: Poughkeepsie
Date founded: 1861
Fun fact: Vassar was the first institution of higher education that granted degrees to women. In 1969 it became coeducational, opening its doors to male students.

North Carolina: Elon University




Where: ElonDate founded: 1889Fun fact: Each year, every new Elon student receives an acorn under the oak trees; the tradition is meant to symbolize their new beginning and personal growth.
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Where: Elon
Date founded: 1889
Fun fact: Each year, every new Elon student receives an acorn under the oak trees; the tradition is meant to symbolize their new beginning and personal growth.

North Dakota: Valley City State University




Where: Valley CityDate founded: 1890Fun fact: Located in Valley City, which was named 'Most Beautiful Town' in the state by Expedia, VCSU is bordered by the Sheyenne River on one side and lush, forested hillside on the other.
Where: Valley City
Date founded: 1890
Fun fact: Located in Valley City, which was named "Most Beautiful Town" in the state by Expedia, VCSU is bordered by the Sheyenne River on one side and lush, forested hillside on the other.

Ohio: Kenyon College




Where: GambierDate founded: 1824Fun fact: Each new student sign the school's matriculation book upon beginning their studies. It's one of Kenyon's longest standing traditions that dates back over a century.
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Where: Gambier
Date founded: 1824
Fun fact: Each new student sign the school's matriculation book upon beginning their studies. It's one of Kenyon's longest standing traditions that dates back over a century.

Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma




Where: NormanDate founded: 1890Fun fact: The campus houses the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, where you can find find the world's known largest skeleton of the Pentaceratops dinosaur.
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Where: Norman
Date founded: 1890
Fun fact: The campus houses the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, where you can find find the world's known largest skeleton of the Pentaceratops dinosaur.

Oregon: Lewis and Clark College







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Where: Portland
Date founded: 1867
Fun fact: The heavily forested campus, set in a quiet neighborhood of Portland, feels more like a park than a college. One of the highlights: A peaceful reflecting pool offering views of nearby Mount Hood.

Pennsylvania: Swarthmore College




Where: SwarthmoreDate founded: 1864Fun fact: This liberal arts college is part of a consortium with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania, meaning students can take classes at any of the four institutions.
Facebook: Swarthmore College
Where: Swarthmore
Date founded: 1864
Fun fact: This liberal arts college is part of a consortium with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania, meaning students can take classes at any of the four institutions.

Rhode Island: Brown University




Where: ProvidenceDate Founded: 1764Fun fact: One of Brown's most famous alumni is Emma Watson; the Harry Potter star graduated in 2014 with a degree in English.
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Where: Providence
Date Founded: 1764
Fun fact: One of Brown's most famous alumni is Emma Watson; the Harry Potter star graduated in 2014 with a degree in English.

South Carolina: College of Charleston







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Where: Charleston
Date founded: 1770
Fun fact: There have been a handful of movies and TV shows filmed at this well-manicured campus, including The Notebook, General Hospital, and Cold Mountain.

South Dakota: Augustana University




Where: Sioux FallsDate founded: 1860 Fun fact: Augustana University was once nicknamed 'The College on Wheels' because it moved so frequently in the 19th century. The college moved all accross Illinois before finding its permanent campus in South Dakota.
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Where: Sioux Falls
Date founded: 1860
Fun fact: Augustana University was once nicknamed "The College on Wheels" because it moved so frequently in the 19th century. The college moved all accross Illinois before finding its permanent campus in South Dakota.

Tennessee: Sewanee: The University of the South







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Where: Sewanee
Date founded: 1857
Fun fact: Nicknamed "The Mountain," Sewanee's campus is made up of Gothic-style architecture spread across the Cumberland Pleateau overlooking the Tennessee Valley.

Texas: Rice University




Where: HoustonDate founded: 1912Fun fact: Rice has a long history of pranking, and the University keeps a running list of superlatives. The most disgusting, according to the archives, was in 1966, when Gregory Curtis convinced the Freshmen and Sophomore classes to line up at the health carrying urine samples.
Facebook: Rice University
Where: Houston
Date founded: 1912
Fun fact: Rice has a long history of pranking, and the University keeps a running list of superlatives. The most disgusting, according to the archives, was in 1966, when Gregory Curtis convinced the Freshmen and Sophomore classes to line up at the health carrying urine samples.

Utah: University of Utah




Where: Salt Lake CityDate founded: 1850Fun fact: The University of Utah was established for 46 years before Utah even became a state.
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Where: Salt Lake City
Date founded: 1850
Fun fact: The University of Utah was established for 46 years before Utah even became a state.

Vermont: Middlebury College




Where: MiddleburyDate founded:1800Fun fact: This liberal arts school has its very own ski slope called the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. It's the only college to own a slope in the U.S. besides for Dartmouth.
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Where: Middlebury
Date founded:1800
Fun fact: This liberal arts school has its very own ski slope called the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. It's the only college to own a slope in the U.S. besides for Dartmouth.

Virginia: University of Virginia




Where: CharlottesvilleDate founded: 1819Fun fact: Ever since its first class of students, UVA has had secret societies. Today, six societies still remain that are over 100 years old. Members of the most secretive—the Seven Society—are only revealed after they die.
Facebook: University of Virginia
Where: Charlottesville
Date founded: 1819
Fun fact: Ever since its first class of students, UVA has had secret societies. Today, six societies still remain that are over 100 years old. Members of the most secretive—the Seven Society—are only revealed after they die.

Washington: University of Washington




Where: SeattleDate founded: 1861Fun fact: Every year around the end of March, people swam the University of Washington to see the rows of flowering cherry blossom trees.
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Where: Seattle
Date founded: 1861
Fun fact: Every year around the end of March, people swam the University of Washington to see the rows of flowering cherry blossom trees.

Washington D.C.: Georgetown University




Where: Washington D.CDate founded: 1789Fun fact: This University boasts famous alumni as diverse as Bill Clinton, Bradley Cooper, and Allen Iverson.
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Where: Washington D.C
Date founded: 1789
Fun fact: This University boasts famous alumni as diverse as Bill Clinton, Bradley Cooper, and Allen Iverson.

West Virginia: Marshall University




Where: HuntingtonDate founded: 1837Fun fact Marshall is known for its forensic science program; it is home to one of 20 such graduate programs in the country, and it's constantly ranked among one of the best.
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Where: Huntington
Date founded: 1837
Fun fact Marshall is known for its forensic science program; it is home to one of 20 such graduate programs in the country, and it's constantly ranked among one of the best.

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin




Where: MadisonDate founded: 1848Fun fact: One of the University's most beloved traditions is a yearly snowball fight. Each winter, two opposing dorm locations get together for a duel, and let's just say things get pretty intense.
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Where: Madison
Date founded: 1848
Fun fact: One of the University's most beloved traditions is a yearly snowball fight. Each winter, two opposing dorm locations get together for a duel, and let's just say things get pretty intense.

Wyoming: University of Wyoming




Where: LaramieDate founded: 1886Fun fact: It isn't Wyoming's campus itself, but its stunning natural setting on the Laramie Plains before Snowy Range Mountains that makes it so unique.
Facebook: University of Wyoming
Where: Laramie
Date founded: 1886
Fun fact: It isn't Wyoming's campus itself, but its stunning natural setting on the Laramie Plains before Snowy Range Mountains that makes it so unique.

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