15 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the U.S.

Many schools across the country maintain a certain standard of beauty on their campuses, drawing on architectural prowess as well as natural beauty. These 15 colleges go above and beyond to create an atmosphere that's as inviting as it is entrancing. Those of you who are impressive enough to gain acceptance into these schools will be begging your professors to have class outside.

1 of 15 15. University of California, Berkeley

South Hall may be the University's only existing original building (completed in 1873), but there's no denying that the campus is still iconincally beautiful. Who could forget the way the reflecting pool was shot in The Graduate? With the third-largest clock tower in the world and a functional replica of Epidaurus’s ancient Greek theatre, UC Berkeley impresses visitors with great architecture.

The Bay Area weather also plays into Berkeley's favor. With a Mediterranean climate, the city experiences cool summers and mild winters. Temperatures are routinely in the 80s during the high points and rarely hit freezing at the lows. That means there's plenty of beautiful weather to explore the 1,232 acres of the campus by walking the meandering paths (preferably at a slow pace so as to hinder students on their way to class).

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