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50 Most Beautiful Campuses

The college review and ranking website The Best Colleges recently published its first annual ranking of the 50 most beautiful college campuses. The Best Colleges' list is the largest and most comprehensive campus aesthetics ranking of its kind, including private and public universities, liberal arts colleges, and women's colleges.

"Education doesn't take place in a vacuum. Surveys have shown that the campus environment has a profound affect on how students perceive the quality of their college experience" said Micah Sparacio, Senior Editor at The Best Colleges. "The fact is, context matters, and we want to highlight those colleges and universities that offer students a beautiful context in which to live and learn during some of the most important and formative years of their lives," said JD Arney, chief author and researcher for the rankings.

Here is the list of the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the United states.

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

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