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Old 06-25-2017, 10:51 AM
Location: Paranoid State
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University of Chicago.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:16 AM
Location: Tulsa
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New York University is my favorite.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:38 AM
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Florida International University I think has the best looking of those I have seen.
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:46 PM
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Of the ones I've been to, Duke and UVA would be up there.

It's a very interesting question, since I guess a lot depends on what type of landscape you like as person, since you have your quintessential college campus/town, then you have the schools in huge urban cities, or schools along the coast and the ocean or schools up against a mountain range or in the middle of the desert.
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:08 PM
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When my oldest was looking a few years ago she was focused on small liberal arts colleges and we visited a lot of them, my top 5 for beautiful campuses

1. Elon College

2. Furman

3. Washington and Lee

4. Roanoke

5. Swarthmore

She ended up choosing another which is also a gorgeous campus which is itself an arboretum and I have the pleasure of working on the Duke campus also not so shabby...
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:13 PM
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My 2 favorites are Clemson and College of Charleston. I have spent some time in DC and Georgetown's campus is very nice.

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Old 06-25-2017, 11:08 PM
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As a retired college counselor, I've visited over 1200 colleges and universities over the years.

These campuses are among my personal favorites (in no particular order):

University of San Diego

University of Michigan

Elon University

Furman University

Cornell University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Eckerd College

College of the Atlantic

Carleton College

Paul Smiths College

Stanford University

Rollins College

Scripps College

Pomona College

Northwestern University

Duke University

University of Tulsa

Reed College

Of course, the college that you (or your child) attends will end up being the most beautiful place too!
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:45 AM
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Appalachia state.
Florida State.
Wake Forest
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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The cool thing about Clemson is it is right on a large lake. The two lake dikes are nice places to walk. There are also several lake beach areas. There is a large marina right across the lake and you can rent boats there.

Clemson has the largest university experimental forest surrounding a college campus. It is 17,500 acres and has numerous hiking and biking trails and a few small waterfalls.

Clemson has one of the top ranked college golf courses and it runs out by the lake.

Clemson is near the Blue Ridge mountains and you can see them from various points on campus and in town. The whitewater river Chattooga (the movie Deliverance was filmed on it) is about 1 hour away.

Given Clemson has pretty mild winters, if a student likes getting outside, Clemson is a great place to go to college.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:48 PM
Location: State of Transition
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I haven't seen too many. The University of Washington's Seattle campus is very nice. A central grassy quadrangle, rose gardens surrounding a founntain, a bit of cedar forest in one corner, a quiet hidden lawn surrounded by trees, a waterfront center lakeside, among wetlands with nesting ducks...

It's lost a bit of greenery recently, due to new buildings being built. But it's such a big campus, that there's still a lot left.
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