Spivey Consulting Group's 17 Best College Campuses

Methodology: The Spivey consultants voted on their favorite, most beautiful college campuses that they've visited (and we have visited hundreds upon hundreds cumulatively in our careers), and these are the top 17.  How did we pick 17? It was the cut-off point where each school had been voted on by at least two of us.

You may think that there are some blatant, egregious exclusions, and that's probably true—there are so many beautiful colleges and universities, one of the best parts of admissions is that you get to visit them.

#17 – Duke University

#16 – Cornell University

#15 – Princeton University

#14 – University of California, Los Angeles

#13 – University of Maryland

#9 (tie) – Brigham Young University

#9 (tie) – Middlebury College

#9 (tie) – University of Pennsylvania

#9 (tie) – Wake Forest University

#5 (tie) – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#5 (tie) – University of Virginia

#5 (tie) – University of Wisconsin—Madison

#5 (tie) – Yale University

#3 (tie) – Indiana University Bloomington

#3 (tie) – Vanderbilt University

#2 – University of Notre Dame

#1 – Stanford University