World's Most Beautiful Universities
Tina Case of Case Rust Photography
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Stanford’s mile-long, palm tree–lined drive and Mission revival architecture (incorporating sandstone walls and red-tile roofs) make its campus appear every bit as exclusive as it is. Among the famous buildings scattered throughout the 8,000-plus-acre campus are the hexagonal Hanna-Honeycomb House, built over a 25-year period by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Cantor Arts Center, home to 170 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin. Additionally, Stanford lays claim to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, five miles from the main campus, a nature reserve where hiking paths crisscross through Douglas fir and redwood forests.