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Old 06-27-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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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.
Duke and UVA both rock, I went to Vanderbilt and it amazing how much better their campus is compared to Vanderbilt although Vandy is a way better city than C Town and Durham.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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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.
It definitely has a nice setting next to the bay. It is kind of like an urban version of Clemson.

I have read those bricks in the Red Square get quite slippery when it rains and in the winter. It is interesting that they built a parking garage under the central part of the campus. Guess parking is a major issue there.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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University of VA, Charlottesville
College of William and Mary - I actually think it's prettier than UVa, but fewer people have seen it.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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My middle daughter starts there in the Fall and I couldn't agree more...
Nice, I wish I was in her shoes.

Are you in state or out of state?

It looks like it getting tough to get accepted there. I was able to get accepted back in 1996 with a 3.1 or so on a 4 point scale so I probably would not be accepted today. I did take some AP classes though.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:34 AM
 
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I'd like to add Sweetbriar in Amherst Va.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:10 AM
 
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The main quad of the University of Chicago is beautiful and regal. It was modeled after Oxford.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:30 AM
 
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I am surprised by many of the recommendations. Personally, I am not a fan of the Urban Campus or City Campus where you cannot easily differentiate between the school and the town. This applies to the schools in mid-sized to small cities as well. I find it difficult to classify a school as having a 'campus' when the school is so spread out that bus travel between classes is de rigueur.

But as another poster previously stated, every person has their own opinion as to what makes a campus beautiful.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:33 AM
 
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One not mentioned yet is Iowa State. Beautiful campus and honestly, a lot prettier than even Harvard and others mentioned.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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Michigan State University. Huge campus but North Campus has a lot of old Gothic ivy buildings in a park-like setting and echoes an LAC.
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