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12/28/2014 07:58 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2015

The Most Beautiful College Campuses In 2015, Ranked By Princeton Review

Beautiful campuses inspire a real sense of higher education -- or at least something pretty to look at while you doze off in lecture. The campuses here have been ranked the most beautiful by the Princeton Review for the 2014-15 academic year, and all earned their spots on the list.

The colleges stretch from coast to coast across America, encompassing stunning natural beauty -- like at Colgate University -- and astounding architecture -- like at the Florida Southern College.

Harry Potter might feel at home on the campuses of Princeton University or Vassar College, while Pepperdine University and Rollins College bring elements of coastal nature to the mix. Gothic towers, neo-classical domes, tall columns and buttresses fill out the top 20 most beautiful campuses.

Princeton Review's rankings are based on annual surveys taken by students around the country.

  • 1 1. Colgate University
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  • 2 2. Pepperdine University
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  • 3 3. Rhodes College
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  • 4 4. Sweet Briar College
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  • 5 5. Scripps College
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  • 6 6. Rollins College
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  • 7 7. Southern Methodist University
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  • 8 8. University of Mississippi
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  • 9 9. Princeton University
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  • 10 10. Florida Southern College
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  • 11 11. University of San Diego
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  • 12 12. Union College
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  • 13 13. Wellesley College
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  • 14 14. Hanover College
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  • 15 15. Vassar College
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  • 16 16. Kenyon College
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  • 17 17. Ohio University-Athens
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  • 18 18. Agnes Scott College
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  • 19 19. Lewis & Clark College
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  • 20 20. University of Richmond
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