From a former luxury hotel to a Frank Gehry masterpiece, architectural eye candy can be found on college campuses across the country.
Most of us can conjure in our minds some preconceived image of a standard college campus. In fact, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Dartmouth College in 1953, he remarked, “This is what a college campus should look like.”
We tend to think of grand brick halls, grass quads, and clock towers. And many campuses have just those features. Others, however, offer students and faculty something a bit more eye-catching, thanks to their next-level architecture.
The colleges and universities on this list feature buildings and structures that lead the way in their styles. Some are traditional; some are decidedly not. Some appear in urban settings, while others anchor their rural campuses. Take a virtual visit to 12 American colleges with the most impressive architecture.