Winter is definitely not the best time for travelling, but it is one of the most beautiful seasons.
If you are stuck in your dorm and you don’t have the chance to do anything because of the bad weather the only thing left for you is to enjoy the nice scenery that your campus offers you.
Or at least envy your colleagues who have the chance to study in one of most beautiful colleges in USA. So pour yourself a cup of hot liquid and check out our list. Don’t forget that winter has its charm after all.
University of Colorado
University of Colorado is situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country – the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder. The University of Colorado combines sweeping views of the snow- capped Rocky Mountains and Flatirons; a gorgeous natural setting that includes a serene lake and two creeks, and ruggedly beautiful buildings to match. The city of Boulder is in Boulder Valley where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. The University’s geographic situation puts its campus on top listings for beauty.
For winter sports enthusiasts, the University of Colorado—Boulder offers world-class ski and snowboarding resorts.
Dartmouth College is situated in the rural town of Hanover, New Hampshire, located in the Upper Valley along the Connecticut River in New England. Its campus is centered on a former field of pine trees cleared in 1771. Dartmouth’s buildings are designed in the Georgian American colonial style, which add even more charm to the campus especially in winter. Dartmouth College is famous with their Winter Carnival, a great tradition that involves students in different winter sports, snow sculptures and other interesting events.
Middlebury’s campus is located in the Champlain Valley between Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east and New York’s Adirondack Mountains to the west. The campus is situated on a hill to the west of the village of Middlebury.
Middlebury’s students take advantage of Vermont’s snowy season during the school’s winter term. Last year the college took first place on Buzzfeed’s list of the “Most Winter Wonderful College Campuses.”
University of Montana
The campus of the university is bordered to the east by Mount Sentinel and the north by the Clark Fork.
The Mount Sentinel is recognized with a large hillside letter “M”, the Missoula’s most memorable landmark. Cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling all within a short distance of the campus. The college town also celebrates New Year’s Eve with a winter celebration called First Night, which includes music, crafts, and an ice sculpture competition.
University of Virginia
The university of Virginia has won prize for its unique Jeffersonian architecture; The New York times said: “it was incomparably the most ambitious and monumental architectural project that had or has yet been conceived in this century”; the American Institute of Architects called it “the proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years.”
What we think is irrelevant, so we will just quote David Neuman, Architect for the University of Virginia: “A beautiful campus is defined by a sense of order, though this doesn’t necessarily mean right angles. There should be a green space, an area of respite that is not immersed in the day to day. And the architecture should be compatible with both the scale of other buildings and the students whose endeavors they house.”
Although it has a relatively small campus, Cornell has some prime real estate on a hilltop in central New York State, with Cayuga Lake and two large gorges surrounding it. The impressive Sage Hall, freckled with snow, and the already-unique Johnson Museum of Art, both look incredible in winter season.
Duke University or also known as “the Gothic Wonderland”, a nickname referring to the Collegiate Gothic architecture of West Campus, is one of the most beautiful winter campuses. The iconic Chapel Drive which contrast with the white snow make the surrounding magical.
Bowdoin College is a private arts college located in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick. Bowdoin is located on the shores of Casco Bay and the Androscoggin River, 12 miles (19 km) north of Freeport, Maine, and 28 miles (45 km) north of Portland, Maine. The Campus is famous with its museums’ buildings and with its constant ranking among the top ten liberal arts colleges in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
Boston College is a private Jesuit Catholic Research University situated in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; 6 miles west of Boston.
The main campus includes over 120 buildings that bring the Collegiate Gothic architecture spirit in the present. The 175-acre campus is located on a hilltop overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir – a gorgeous view, that many young students have the prestige to observe every day.
University of Utah
University of Utah is located on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, close to the Wasatch Range and approximately 2 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City.
A campus filled with unique architecture and interesting design solutions situated in region perfect for educational inspiration and spitirual comfort.
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