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Old 12-11-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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Default Beautiful Rural Colleges & Universities

I'm helping string together a graduation/college visit road trip for someone who likes nature. Where should we go for a natural scenic campus? Which campus has or is near the most beautiful gardens, parks or wilderness area?
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Under Mount Doom
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University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Santa Cruz
Humboldt State University
University of Montana
University of Maine, Orono
University of Utah
Clemson University
University of Idaho
Utah State University
Warren Wilson College
Appalachian State University
Fort Lewis College, Colorado
Northern Arizona University
Montana State University


Not all are rural, but all are quite attractive.

Have a great trip!!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:30 AM
 
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Anywhere in the US? Certain regions? What programs do you want? How rural is rural?
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Santa Cruz
Humboldt State University
University of Montana
University of Maine, Orono
University of Utah
Clemson University
University of Idaho
Utah State University
Warren Wilson College
Appalachian State University
Fort Lewis College, Colorado
Northern Arizona University
Montana State University


Not all are rural, but all are quite attractive.

Have a great trip!!!
This is a good list! My girl goes to University of Montana....it's known as Harvard of the West.......gorgeous campus, just the right size. Missoula has a river running through it...it's a pretty area...Flathead is not that far away.... Montana is beautiful.....

I'm originally from California......Humboldt is in the Redwoods..... Santa Cruz is 'Carmelish' and not too far from the beach.....Hwy 17 is very pretty, 'foresty'.....

Flagstaff is very pretty........

Anything in Maine is going to have hiking nearby...or the ocean......very pretty state.

Colorado State in Ft. Collins isn't 'in the woods', but outdoor activities abound....I live about 15 minutes from Colorado State and I have a panoramic view of the Rockies..mountains, white-water rafting, it's all here.... Boulder is up against the Rockies.....
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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There are some beautiful campuses in Maine and Vermont.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Cornell College in Mt. Vernon Iowa. Gorgeous little campus in a very pretty small town
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I have to throw my alma mater into the discussion. Here are some photos:

http://galleries.kenyon.edu/template...n&currentimg=0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyon_College
Kenyon College: Gambier, Ohio | Sam Miller, Gambier, Ohio real estate specialist

The pictures here, while spectacular, really don't do it justice.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Western state college in Gunnison CO
Colorado Mt college in Glendwood springs CO
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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I'd take Flagstaff off that list (I'm an NAU grad). Aside from Old Main, most of the buildings were constructed after the 1950s and lack the feeling of a major university. It feels/looks like an overgrown community college.

Its only about 30 miles from Cincinnati, but Miami University in Oxford has by far one of the prettiest campuses/small town college experiences I've ever seen.

Hell, Ohio could have its own subcategory: Ohio U, Kenyon and Dennison readily come to mind.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Look at Michigan Tech.
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