When it comes to choosing a college campus that looks the most beautiful in fall, making choice often becomes difficult, as there are thousands of diverse schools across the United States.
A college ranking website, College Consensus, has made the job easier by ranking colleges known for their Gothic cathedrals, Victorian mansions, and beautiful landscapes, with manicured lawns, lush gardens, and bubbling fountains.
The website has named Williams College, one of the top liberal colleges, No. 1 for its wooded campus with a college consensus score of 83.8 and student consensus score of 80.
“Williams is defined by both nearly unanimous accolades from publishers, and an overwhelmingly strong sense of community, loyalty, and nostalgia from students and alumni,” the Consensus review said.
Vermont-based Middlebury College, surrounded by dense woodlands, ranked second for its unique location – the place where the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks meet. It received a consensus score of 80.4 and students consensus score of 79.5.
Dartmouth College, based in New England, Colgate University and College of the Holy Cross also made it to the top five of the colleges with beautiful campuses.
“Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, so we don’t pretend this is an objective ranking, but every college on the Most Beautiful College Campuses ranking has earned its place,” Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris said.
The ranking website compiled the list after combining the student reviews and published academic rankings of the colleges who have earned recognition for their beautiful campuses.