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Top List Of The Most Beautiful Universities In America - Historical Ivy League Buildings And Sprawling Campuses

Travelers Today       By    Patricia Sim

Updated: Oct 28, 2016 08:07 PM EDT

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America is known all around the world to provide as the prime place for the best education and leading research; however, another thing America universities are known for are its historical buildings and beautiful forest-like campuses. American universities are not just educational institutions but are also great places to have a picnic, read, and go jogging. Here are some of the most beautiful universities in America.

1. University of Charlottesville, Virginia

Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was responsible for developing this school, and was the architect of the stunning Palladian-style Rotunda, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 1,682 acres of sprawling grounds, the campus was named by the American Institute of Architects as "the proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years".

2. Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

This 830 acre campus boasts spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and enjoys lovely tropical weather, shaded by tall palm trees and housed in Mediterranean Revival style school buildings, famous for their white stucco and red tile roofs.

3. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado

Classic red brick buildings cut out a low line of buildings in front of the Rocky Mountains. Wide open spaces, towering mountains and endless rolling hills provide students a lot of space and make this university famous for its planetarium, which can see many distant stars due to very low noise pollution levels on campus.

4. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

According to Thrillist, this university's specialty is its marine biology lab, which is built right on top of a coral reef, making it a top research institution amidst Hawaii's beautiful beaches and tropical climate.

5. University of Washington, Seattle

Best College Reviews describes this campus as an urban setting framed by snow-capped mountains in the distance. These mountains are the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range visible from the 703 acre campus, which feature beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring.

6. Elon University, North Carolina

This university was recently dubbed the nation's most beautiful campus by both the New York Times and The Princeton Review. The quintessential Southern university town, the campus boasts Neo-classical colonnades in front of red brick buildings and landscaped gardens.

7. Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts

One of America's most famous all-women colleges, this New England college is beautiful especially in the fall, with its green house and arboretum in the botanical gardens, and outdoor amphitheater and two lakes with a waterfall and forest running trail. Its main building, the Mary Lyon Hall, named after its founder, looks like an old English castle.

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