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MilfordHusky

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Some of Columbia's campus is not so attractive, but the quad is very impressive. The 2 buildings with columns are at the northern and southern ends of the quad.

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MilfordHusky

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Drone video of both of Duke's campuses. In my opinion the prettiest campus in the Triangle. The last 45 seconds of the video show the East Campus... where the freshman live.





Very attractive campus, but I got motion sick from that video. :eek:
 
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Im think of driving to Charlottesville in a few weeks for lunch or dinner.. If I make it.. I'll be sure to drive through the campus if possible. Ive heard good things about it.
Look for the serpentine brick walls. Also a Jefferson innovation.
 
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There's no beating the University of California at Santa Barbara!!! I mean, step out of class, and right onto the beach?!?

Insanely beautiful!
Try Loint Loma Nazarene U. In San Diego. One poll I saw a number of years ago named it the best surfing school in the country.
 

MilfordHusky

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And a lot tougher to get in then people think. Part of a great consortium of D3 universities who tend to have great placement after graduation. Dickinson, Muhlenberg, etc..
The kids who go to Swarthmore are really, really smart. I did Brown Alumni interviewing for a decade or so. Only 3 of the people I interviewed got in. Of the 2 who could abroad Brown, 1 turned it down in favor of Swarthmore.
 

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I always thought that they looked like they were designed by Albert Speer.
That's scary! But Speer may have been a fan of the neoclassical style.

Low Library (with the dome) was designed by McKin in the neoclassical style and built in 1895. It evokes the Pantheon and predates the Third Reich.

Butler Library (flat top) was designed by Rogers and completed in 1934. It is also in the neoclassical style.
 
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It unifies, it never dies.....


If anyone knows where this place is, I'll be shocked. The place of yore along the Kokosing.
 
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I don't have any pics to post, but Miami U (Oxford) is the best campus I have ever seen and I'm surprised that no one has mentioned it before now.
 

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One poll I saw a number of years ago named it the best surfing school in the country.
I've seen polls for best party schools, but not best surfing schools. There's probably a list for best schools for skiing too (I would guess Colorado and Utah colleges would be well represented on that list).
 

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I'm impressed! People will be shocked to find out that campus has won more national titles than UConn. :rolleyes:
Actually... I remember you mentioning the school a few months ago.... So I assumed this was that school. :p
 

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I had to look it up. I have heard of it, whether your posts or otherwise I'm not sure.
 
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This is a great topic. It's good to know there are so many truly beautiful campuses all over the country. I cannot think of any that qualify here in FL, our latest home. Previously we lived in AZ, and for all the scenic vistas that the state offers, there are no really outstanding campuses, though (as someone mentioned) U of AZ is nice.

I graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, and if you can get past the fact that the only views are of Worcester, the campus is really nice. They generally win awards for the plantings. The thing about it is that it's on a hill. It is hard to contemplate beauty when the walk from your freshman dorm to your first class requires walking something like 35 flights of stairs, ups and downs alike. That is my recollection, at least.
 

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cannot think of any that qualify here in FL, our latest home.
I don't know about the architecture of the buildings, but the overall setting of FCGU looks fairly unique and picturesque.
 
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I haven't been to FGCU. I just occurred to me that Flagler is pretty nice, but a lot of that is because it's in At. Augustine, which is a really nice place.
 
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What are some of your favorite college campuses in terms of beauty, aesthetics, surroundings? Which campuses do you think of when you picture what a campus should look like? Feel free to add pics.
1). UConn
2). Minnesota
3). Michigan
4). Notre Dame
5). Stanford
6). University of Colorado
7). University of Southern California
8). UCLA
9. University of Wisconsin
10. Any SEC campus
 
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Cornell University. 745+ acres of gorges, green space and academic & dormitory buildings. 125+ classic and modern buildings inter connected and Lynah Rink which to this day is still one of the hardest places to play for a visiting team.

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