Let us forget acquiring education and a degree for a moment (though yes, they are crucial to enhancing one’s quality of life) and think about all those times spent bunking classes in college and hiding in that secluded part of the campus. Think about those corridors where you must have wandered like a love-struck teenager following your crush.
College-life is a lot more than just education and getting a degree, it is about making friends, lifetime of memories and exploring life in the corners of the campus. College is without a doubt one of the most joyous and memorable part of anyone’s life and the campus plays a huge role in this. The most beautiful college campuses can captivate the heart of the students forever and create the perfect opportunity to have a fabulous time!
List of the world’s top 10 most beautiful college campuses in 2017.
10. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai)
The IIT Madras is spread out across 600 acres of verdant beauty and it won’t be wrong if you mistook it for tropical evergreen forest in the heart of the city. For anyone who is a lover of nature, this campus offers not only thousands of lush, green tree all around but on a lucky day, one can also spot deer wandering about. Cut out from the honking of cars and pollution of the city, IIT Madras offer peace of mind and a whole lot of fun for students.
9. The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Get ready to have your heart taken away! The Forest Research Institute in Dehradun is located across 1300 acres of lush green area and it has several well-maintained forests and hundreds of colorful, flowering plants. Entering this college campus is almost like entering upon a fantasy world.
8. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C
This is the college where Harry Potter was almost filmed. So, yes, a Hogwarts feel is almost guaranteed as one enters upon the campus. Several buildings that are on the campus are on the National Register of Historic places. Laid down in rich history, green surrounding and a Walsh rooftop where students can enjoy the sunset, it is one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.
7. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
The students of Duke University refer to this place as the ‘Gothic Wonderland’. There are hidden nooks and corners spread out across the campus of this school and in the center are the magnanimous spires of the Duke chapel. The Duke gardens in the campus are heavily forested image that provides a fabulous feeling as one can watch the sun set against the chapel.
6. Tulane University, New Orleans
The Tulane University is the perfect mix of old and new and it features breathtaking Renaissance to modern architecture. The campus is characterized by plenty of oak trees and the best part is that the campus is exactly across a park that includes both a golf course and a zoo. To top it all, there is a fountain and several white rocking chairs where students can sit and enjoy a book in total peace. When students need to blow off some steam, they can head straight for the Audubon Park to watch ducks wandering about.
5. University of Florida, Florida
The University of Florida is situated in the center of Gainesville which is a quintessential college town that has plenty of interesting shops and a flourishing music scene. Spanish moss and palm trees happen to be only a few things that make this University a beautiful place. The students think that the entire campus is appreciable and it is hard not to fall in love with it. The Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is particularly electrifying during the football season. This is one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world that students yearn to be in.
4. University of Cape Town, South Africa
The University of Cape Town is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world and especially because of its mountain setting. It is one of the oldest universities in South Africa and has earned the name, Moscow on the Hill. Apart from its natural beauty, the campus boasts of historical artwork and gorgeous architecture. Visitors are allowed to walk the heritage trail and enjoy the scenic beauty of the campus!
3. The University of Edinburgh. United Kingdom
The University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s oldest universities and the sixth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The college campus boasts of rich architecture and castle-like turrets abound. The entire compound is a visual treat complete with a whole lot of greens. Being one of the most enticing and beautiful campuses in the world, it makes every student’s time in the University, unforgettable.
2. The University of Queensland, Australia
What makes the University of Queensland one of the most coveted colleges to study in the world is not just its sprawling lush green campus with architecturally rich buildings and hundreds of trees to sit under during recess, it is the whole welcoming feeling that students experience when they first step into this college campus. It is a great place to study, build confidence and come out a winner ready to face the hardships of life.
1. Stanford University, Stanford, California
The academics in Stanford University are rigorous and high-pressure, but it is balanced by a sense of calm and tranquility by the beautiful hills and the thrilling red-roofs of the buildings that abound the campus. The campus feels more like a resort and that gives encouragement to students to keep pushing on and doing their best. In addition, the weather is beautiful and sunny and students have a gala time here.
The well-manicured lawns, well-maintained buildings and an electrifying atmosphere exuded by each of the above college campuses would make you wish that you were there. Coupled with great academics, students live there life on these campuses and wish college never ended. Don’t you wish your college campus was a bit more than just bricks and stone walls? Yes, we do too.