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Old 12-23-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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As a Midwesterner, I've always found farmland to have a certain beauty. There's a lot in nature that's beautiful, and it isn't all mountains and ocean.
I spent a year in Kansas and ten years in Minnesota. So yes, I agree with you. However, the rolling hills and prairies found in the Midwest do not really exist in California, at least not in Nor Cal. California is the U.S.'s largest rice producer; something like 2 million tons a year. This rice, well roughly 95% of it, is grown within a 100 mile radius around the Capital. Davis is roughly 12 miles from Sacramento, so Davis is surrounded by rice paddy's. There are many of varieties of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, too, but it is predominately rice. Plus there is all the smog, dust, and drought that make the landscape dry and brown.

I dunno, I grew up in Sacto and am [t]here now for the Holidays. I just don't see the beauty. But that is probably just me.


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Current itinerary:

CA

Monterey Institute of International Studies


ME
C. of the Atlantic
Ah, you can't go wrong with Monterey, and I forgot about C.O.A.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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Look at Michigan Tech.
This, also Marshall/WVU.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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Agreed. Gustavus had a pretty setting, too, until the tornado. Their lack of cohesive architecture in buildings always bothered me, but the hilltop setting above the Minnesota River valley was nice.
Oh I know, the whole town looks so empty since those 200+ year old trees were destroyed, the park along 169 just below campus especially. St. Peter is still one of my favorite towns though.


Bemidji would be another consideration for the OP. It's right on Lake Bemidji. The lake side of the campus is beautiful. It's just steps out your dorm for fishing, etc. There is an abundance of hunting land within a couple miles of campus as well. They even have rooms set up to clean fish and prepare game (deer, pheasants, etc.). It is very much a rural area, biggest town around there actually.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Try Berry College in Rome, Georgia it is situated in the mountains.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Check out both the College and the village on Google Images, and you will get a sense of the architecture. The surrounding countryside, though, is gorgeous and needs to be experienced firsthand.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Check out both the College and the village on Google Images, and you will get a sense of the architecture. The surrounding countryside, though, is gorgeous and needs to be experienced firsthand.
I agree- many Ohio Colleges are in beautiful settings. Denison is another. Be aware though that almost all have a religious affiliation. Not everyone wants that. I'll also mention:
Davidson, Va
The College of the South, Tenn
Va Tech, Va

Check out CollegeProwler.com or StateUniversity.com for everything you need to know to answer your question.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Earth
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While visiting Richmond we drove out to U.VA and it was gorgeous. Drop in on Monticello, Mr. Jefferson's old home while you're there.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and nearby Hampden-Sydney College.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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A third for Cornell. The hills give great scenic views. And there are waterfalls and gorges on campus.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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I always liked Davis & Elkins in WV ....... lots of neat rural campuses in the mountains and foothills through WV, PA & NY
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