13 stunning college campuses with sprawling quads, beautiful foliage, and historic buildings

See if your college is included on the list of most beautiful colleges. Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, pictured.

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See if your college is included on the list of most beautiful colleges. Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, pictured.
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Wellesley College Facebook

Ask any proud alum about the beauty of their college and they are sure to describe the unique charm their campus possesses. But some are just a notch above the above the rest.

Conde Nast Traveler searched far and wide to find the most beautiful colleges in America. Beauty is, of course, subjective, so the colleges chosen are not ranked.

The most beautiful colleges in the US have sprawling quads, hundred year old architecture, and some are steeped in history pre-dating the American Revolution.

Take a look below to see 13 of the most beautiful colleges in America.


University of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois

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Jean Lachat

Rollins College — Winter Park, Florida

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Rollins College

Lewis & Clark College — Portland, Oregon

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Lewis & Clark College Facebook

Wellesley College — Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Wellesley College Facebook

Southern Methodist University — Dallas, Texas

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Washington University in St. Louis — St. Louis, Missouri

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James Byrad/ WASH U Photos

Loyola Marymount University — Los Angeles, California

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Loyola Marymount University

Princeton University — Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton University

Bryn Mawr College — Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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Bryn Mawr College

Dartmouth College — Hanover, New Hampshire

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Dartmouth College

Sewanee: The University of the South — Sewanee, Tennessee

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Sewanee

Colgate University — Hamilton, New York

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Colgate University