The best thing about puppies is they become dogs!
- Aug 24, 2011
Since we've moved on to videos, I'll add
Behind Jefferson's Rotunda is "The Lawn" original "dorm" rooms. No shower, toilet, etc. Gotta walk outside to get to a shower. Underclassmen put wood outside the rooms for each student's fireplace. Stop by Edgar Alan Poe's room as it was, there's a stuffed Raven on his desk.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.
1) I can't agree... brick campuses can never take the top spot (my opinion of course)
Not sure how I missed this thread or THIS post, but Sewanee: The University of the South is my alma mater! I'm so glad you had a chance to visit, @nwhoopfan !!I haven't visited all that many. I did briefly pass by Pepperdine, agreed it is beautiful.
Washington has some classic architecture, athletic facilities on the shore of Lake Washington, a big courtyard with a fountain, some famous cherry blossom trees that are wonderful in the spring.
Some other campuses that I've strolled around at least a little bit that I found pleasant--Montana St., Oregon St., Oregon.
Oh, also briefly visited Sewanee, TN (looks like the school is referred to both as Sewanee and The University of the South?). My memories are vague but I remember being very impressed by the stone work of the buildings.
The chapel at the Air Force Academy in Colorado is magnificent.
I have been on the Princeton campus quite a bit. There are certainly some nice (and roach infested) buildings on it but overall I just don't see it at the top of this list.In my humble opinion, the Ivy campuses rank as follows:
Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Penn, Columbia. The top three rate well above the rest.
However.............I acknowledge that contrasting urban campuses in Cambridge, New Haven, Providence, Philadelphia and New York, with the more rural campuses in Princeton, Ithaca and Hanover..........is a bit unfair.