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List Rules Vote up the campuses with the prettiest buildings and grounds. Institutions in the U.S. only

This list of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. shows why the nicest college campuses are not just great places to earn a degree, but are also great to visit. It's true that beauty's in the eye of the beholder but these university campuses are undeniably gorgeous. The best college campuses earn their title due to a variety of factors, but the schools on this list have received recognition for being about the prettiest college campuses, from all across America.

From the stunning views to the surrounding beaches, these colleges are top on aesthetics and natural beauty. Many are located in some of the coolest college towns in America, too. Vote for the college campuses that you think are the prettiest, vote down any that you don't like and feel free to add any stunning campuses that are missing. You can also re-rank this list of the most beautiful college campuses any way you want.

What makes a college campus great? Certainly, looks are really important. The top "dream" colleges like Stanford, Harvard and Yale are known for their stunningly beautiful, vast, green campuses. Universities take great pride in the way their campuses look - giving a strong first impression to potential new students and providing a lush, beautiful home for hard-working students during the year.

Want to check out some more great college lists? Check out these lists of colleges with the best on-campus housing and college sports programs.
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Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful College Campuses
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Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

School type: Private university

Sports: Basketball, American football

Prominent Departments: Philosophy, Psychology, Art history, Political Science, Economics, + more

Colors: Princeton Orange, Black

Mascot: Princeton University Princeton Tigers

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#6 on The Top Dream Colleges

#16 on The Best Grad Schools for Architecture

#13 on The Best Engineering Schools in the US

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Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful College Campuses
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Location: Ithaca, New York, United States of America

School type: Private university, Land-grant university, Statutory college

Sports: Basketball

Prominent Departments: Anthropology, Political Science, English Literature, Economics, History

Colors: Carnelian, White

Mascot: Cornell University Big Red Bear

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#9 on The Top Dream Colleges

#28 on Universities With The Dumbest College Mascots

#8 on The Best Grad Schools for Architecture

#10 on The Best Law Schools

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Kenyon College


Kenyon College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful College Campuses
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Location: Gambier, Ohio, United States of America

Sports: Swimming

Prominent Departments: History

Colors: White, Purple

Mascot: Lords (men's teams), Ladies (women's teams)

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Macalester College


Macalester College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful College Campuses
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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

School type: Private school

Colors: Orange, Blue

Mascot: The Scots

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