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America's Most Beautiful College Campuses

Princeton University: Princeton, NJ

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Princeton University: Princeton, NJ

Gray stone buildings like the University Chapel and Cleveland Tower are pure Collegiate Gothic splendor. But the 500-acre campus’s beauty extends beyond their doors. “Princeton has beautiful buildings, but the exquisite landscaping amplifies them even more,” explains Boston-based architect Mark deShong. Courtyards, idyllic small greens, and crisscrossing footpaths dot the campus.

Photo-op: The handsome ivy-covered Nassau Hall is not only the oldest building on campus, but also a former home to the Continental Congress.

To-Do List: The Princeton Art Museum collection which ranges from remarkable Mayan figures to Andy Warhol’s Blue Marilyn. —Ratha Tep

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