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Old 06-26-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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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.
My middle daughter starts there in the Fall and I couldn't agree more...
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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UC Santa Cruz is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen.
Far too many banana slugs. yech.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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UC Santa Cruz is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen. A close second is University of Virginia.
I'll have to agree that the setting in the redwoods is quite a sight.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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The West campus at Duke is beautiful...East and central campuses leave a lot to be desired. I haven't been back in a few years now though. I knew I had to go there when I saw that chapel. I lived in one of the clock towers my junior year. I think that was the highlight of my college experience lol.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:00 PM
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I dunno enough about how most college campuses look like except the ones I been to.

Is there a campus with lots of tall trees, ponds with weeping willows, cherry blossoms in spring, red maples in fall, beautiful gardens and courtyards, a decent view of the city, handsome statues, fountains and beautiful brick buildings? Cuz that would be my pick!
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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I dunno enough about how most college campuses look like except the ones I been to.

Is there a campus with lots of tall trees, ponds with weeping willows, cherry blossoms in spring, red maples in fall, beautiful gardens and courtyards, a decent view of the city, handsome statues, fountains and beautiful brick buildings? Cuz that would be my pick!
Yes, on most counts. The UW/Seattle. Busloads of Japanese tourists come every year to see the grassy quadrangle between brick buildings come alive with cherry blossoms in the spring.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm not a big fan of the Red Square part of UW's campus. Kind of stark looking.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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I'm not a big fan of the Red Square part of UW's campus. Kind of stark looking.
I agree. It used to be another grassy square, until they built the parking garage underneath. There was concern that the weight of the soil when waterlogged from rain would be too much of a risk, so they replaced the grass with brick.

There are areas on lower campus, below the fountain, that are overlooked by many students, but are beautiful.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Indiana University - it just seems to be the textbook version of a big college campus with lots of pretty old buildings and beautiful landscaping/green areas

University of Chicago- this is the perfect urban campus. So many other urban schools are just plunked into a city without any sense of cohesion, but University of Chicago has beautiful buildings and a great campus

Flagler College- it used to be a hotel and the main building is just gorgeous. The cafeteria is incredible.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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University of Oregon in Eugene.
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