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Ole Miss makes ranking of most beautiful campuses in U.S.

Ole-Miss-Lyceum-LogoOXFORD — Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 100 most beautiful college campuses in America, and the University of Mississippi made the cut.

The 100 campuses were selected based entirely on aesthetics. The author placed particular emphasis on natural features such as green spaces, bodies of water, and arboretums as well as man made features, primarily notable architecture and look and feel of campuses as a holistic, cohesive whole. Higher education become more competitive every year, which brings higher amounts of stress to college students, and one way of mitigating that stress is attending school in a beautiful setting, whether that means bucolic, relaxing grounds or a vibrant, architecturally interesting campus.

Amy Bell, the article’s author, said, “Studying for a university degree can be made considerably more pleasant in captivating surroundings, and a beautiful backdrop may even help spur students on to bigger and better things. We created this list to show those considering their college options the wealth of attractive campuses across the U.S., with a view to ultimately inspiring those future students’ choices.”

The University of Mississippi was the only school in the state to make the ranking.

The list of 100 schools includes (in alphabetical order):

Agnes Scott College – Decatur, Georgia
Amherst College – Amherst, Massachusetts
Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Baylor University – Waco, Texas
Belmont University – Nashville, Tennessee
Berry College – Mount Berry, Georgia
Boston College – Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Brigham Young University – Provo, Utah
Brooklyn College – New York, New York
Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
California Baptist University, Riverside, California
Colby College – Waterville, Maine
Colgate University – Hamilton Village, New York
College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor, Maine
College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, Massachusetts
Columbia University, New York, New York
Connecticut College – New London, Connecticut
Cornell University – Ithaca, New York
Covenant College – Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire
Duke University – Durham, North Carolina
Elon University – Elon, North Carolina
Emory University – Druid Hills, Georgia
Flagler College – St. Augustine, Florida
Florida Southern College – Lakeland, Florida
Fordham University, New York, New York
Furman University – Greenville, South Carolina
Gettysburg College – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Hamilton College – Clinton, New York
Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Haverford College – Haverford, Pennsylvania
Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
Kenyon College – Gambier, Ohio
Lewis & Clark College – Portland, Oregon
Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, California
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Miami University – Oxford, Ohio
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
Montreat College – Montreat, North Carolina
Mount Holyoke College – South Hadley, Massachusetts
New College of Florida – Sarasota, Florida
Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois
Occidental College – Los Angeles, California
Ohio University – Athens, Ohio
Pacific Union College – Angwin, California
Pennsylvania State University – State College, Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University – Malibu, California
Point Loma Nazarene University – San Diego, California
Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
Rhodes College – Memphis, Tennessee
Rice University – Houston, Texas
Rollins College – Winter Park, Florida
Salve Regina University – Newport, Rhode Island
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Scripps College – Claremont, California
Sewanee: The University of the South – Sewanee, Tennessee
Smith College – Northampton, Massachusetts
Sonoma State University – Rohnert Park, California
Southern Methodist University – Dallas, Texas
Stanford University – Stanford, California
St. Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota
Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Sweet Briar College – Sweet Briar, Virginia
The College of William & Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia
The Evergreen State College – Olympia, Washington
Thomas Aquinas College – Santa Paula, California
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Union College – Schenectady, New York
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of California, Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
University of California, Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California
University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
University of Hawaii at Manoa – Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Houston – Houston, Texas
University of Mississippi – Oxford, Mississippi
University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of Richmond – Richmond, Virginia
University of San Diego – San Diego, California
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California
University of the Pacific – Stockton, California
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Washington – Seattle, Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, Tennessee
Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, New York
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, Virginia
Wagner College, New York, New York
Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Washington and Lee University – Lexington, Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri
Wellesley College – Wellesley, Massachusetts
Western State Colorado University – Gunnison, Colorado
Whitman College – Walla Walla, Washington
Williams College – Williamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut


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