Notre Dame, IU named in top 25 most beautiful colleges list

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Once again, Indiana has not one, but two of the top 25 most beautiful college campuses, according to a new list by Conde Nast Traveler.

The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University - Bloomington are No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. 

Conde Nast Traveler praised Notre Dame's golden dome on top of its main building and the Gothic, stained-glass-filled chapel, which is 218 feet high.

The architecture of some of IU's oldest buildings caught Conde Nast Traveler's eye. They were made from locally quarried limestone. The website also mentioned the Jordan River as a reason for the high ranking.

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Conde Nast Traveler's Top 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America list is below: 

  1. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  2. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  3. Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  4. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  5. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  6. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  7. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  8. Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
  9. Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii
  10. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  11. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  12. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  13. Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  14. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  15. University of California, Los Angeles, California
  16. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  17. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  18. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  19. The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
  20. Stanford University, Stanford, California
  21. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  22. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
  23. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  24. Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
  25. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia


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