Going away to college is a really unique experience for people. After finishing high school, many teenagers around the world make the decision about whether or not they're going to college and, if they're going, where they'll be attending. For the next two to four or more years, they spend a lot of time at the college they ended up choosing.
Luckily, there are a lot of college campuses that are totally beautiful. From the architecture of the buildings to the landscapes all around them, these colleges are just as much fun to look at as they are to attend.
To see 10 of the most beautiful college campuses from around the world, keep reading!
11 Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University is a university located in Beijing, China and is among the most elite universities in China. This university was founded in 1911 and has just over 35,000 students that attend it. It's also home to Tsinghua Art Museum, a museum that opened in 2016 and has over 13,000 pieces of artwork on display for visitors to see.
The main gate of the building instantly draws in visitors and students with his classic design. Although it's not the original gate, it is a copy of the one that was there when the university was founded. They also have a serene garden that features traditional Chinese architecture.
9 University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the colleges in the University of Colorado's system of schools and is located in Boulder, Colorado. This school was founded in 1876 and currently has over 30,000 students.
The whole state is full of mountains and gorgeous landscapes and this college is no different. Many people go to Colorado in order to enjoy the chilly weather and outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding and with mountains like the ones behind this school, we can totally see why.
8 University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is a university located in Mānoa, a neighborhood in Honolulu. This college is located only about a mile from Waikīkī, a Honolulu neighborhood that is known around the world for the beautiful beaches and resorts.
Although living in Hawaii is only a dream for many people, it's reality for the 17,000 students that attend this college. This university's campus is located near the beach and has tall palm trees all over the lush, green land of the campus.
7 University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is located in Coimbra, Portugal. This university is home to over 20,000 students and was founded in 1290. Becuse it was founded over 700 years ago, the University of Coimbra is one of the oldest colleges in the world that is still around. It was relocated multiple times but has been in the same location since the 16th century.
This university is one that has buildings that definitely resemble the architecture of the time that ti was built. For people that like seeing buildings from another age, this campus is one that can't be missed. Even if you're not a student, tours are given every day to visitors.
6 Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University is located in British Columbia and was founded in 1995. This university opened in place of Royal Roads Military College after it was closed in 1995, following 55 years of being open for students.
Despite the fact that this university was only opened in 1995, the buildings were built in the early 20th century and definitely have an old feel to them. The campus definitely feels more like a castle straight out of the Harry Potter series than it does a university in Canada.
5 University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is located in Cape Town, South Africa and was founded in the early 19th century, making it the oldest university in South Africa. Despite being a fairly small university in terms of size, the University of Cape Town has close to 30,000 students.
This university has a lot of trees and greenery around the campus, but what really makes this campus interesting and unique is the location. The University of Cape Town is located in the valley in front of Devil's Peak. The backdrop of the mountains against this university makes it picture perfect!
4 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a research university located in Hong Kong. This university was founded in 1991, making it a fairly new institution compared to other colleges around the world. Despite the fact that it's under 30 years old, this university is still one with a beautiful campus and is a highly ranked university.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has a really unique look to it with the curved walls and massive amount of trees in front of the buildings. All the tall, white buildings are super modern and fitting for a university dedicated to all things science.
3 University of Otago
The University of Otago is the first university that was ever opened in New Zealand, having been founded back in 1869. This university is located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand and has over 20,000 students.
Aside from its lively student body, the University of Otago is definitely known for its beautiful campus. The architecture comes straight out of the 19th century when this university was founded and feels like mystical castle from another world. The University of Otago is just one more example of New Zealand being a really uniquely beautiful place to visit.
2 Flagler College
Flagler College is a private liberal arts school that was founded back in 1968. It's located in St. Augustine, Florida and has over 2,500 students. Even though the student body of this school may be on the smaller side, it doesn't make the campus of this school any less beautiful.
With its large pond, tons of palm trees and other tropical plants, and bright orange accents on the building, it's hard not to stare at Flagler College's campus. Even though this college was founded in the 1960s, it definitely has an older feel to the architecture which makes it super unique.
1 Trinity College
Trinity College is located in Dublin, Ireland and was founded by Queen Elizabeth I back in 1592. Trinity College is home to over 1,500 students and has a campus that occupies almost 50 acres of land.
Ireland has many beautiful things to see and Trinity College's campus is definitely one of them. It has some really uniquely designed buildings and the history of the campus, since it dates back so many hundreds of years, is super interesting. Plus, the absolutely massive Trinity College Library will get any book lover's heart racing.