The College Wins Most Beautiful College Campus

Most Beautiful College Campus

Photo courtesy of College of Charleston

Crawling vines of ivy grace the faded pastel walls of historic houses. Bright colors of blooming azalea bushes contrast with the subtle hue of the brick walkways. If you were a painter, which part of the College would you paint? Would you paint the tall, winding oaks bordering both sides of Randolph Hall, or the quaint, narrow streets where students walk to class? With such beautiful imagery, it is no wonder the College was chosen as the most beautiful college campus by Travel+Leisure magazine in July.

Over the summer of 2017, Travel+Leisure magazine hosted the 2017 Most Beautiful College Contest, in which students were supposed to nominate their campuses by submitting photos. In the first, colleges were judged by “their culture and appeal.” In the second, colleges were judged by the “aesthetic of the photos submitted and readers’ votes.” The College passed both of these rounds, charming its way to the top. Over the years, our school has won many accolades for its education, facilities and study abroad program.

Other accolades 

The Cistern, the center of the College of Charleston. (Photo courtesy of  Sarah Goldman)

In its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges, US World and News Report ranked the College as the fourth best public school nationally and tied for tenth best in Southern regional universities.

The College was featured for the 14th year in a row by the Princeton Review in the 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The College was ranked as No. 18 for “Best Career Services,” No. 14 for “Best College City” and No. 17 for “Most Politically Active Students.”

The U.S. Department of State recognized the college as one of the top Fulbright producers. Meanwhile, the Institute for International Education ranked the college’s study abroad as fourth in the nation based on number of students participating in it.

Forbes magazine ranks the College as seventh in its list of 25 “Most Value Colleges” in the United States and as one of the top colleges in the country.

All photos courtesy of Travel and Leisure magazine, via College of Charleston. 

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Authored by: Sarah Shtessel

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