One of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses is in Lexington

Rich history, unique architecture, and greenery all make for a beautiful, educational oasis in the heart of Lexington.

An aerial view of Transylvania University's campus.

Manicured lawns and rich history make for a memorable campus. | Photo courtesy of Transylvania University

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What makes the ideal college campus? We think it falls somewhere in between having a rich history, quality education, and more often overlooked, an eye-catching campus.

Lucky for us, College Rover ranked Transylvania University as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US — above institutions like Princeton.

College Rover’s identified its top 50 by compiling the number of times the word “beautiful” was mentioned in Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews, and then comparing that to the total number of reviews.

What makes Transy beautiful

We dove into some of those reviews to see what visitors’ biggest takeaway were.

“Beautiful campus, in midst of historic section of town, and markers to tell some of the history.” - @justwannahavefun

“Beautiful historic campus. Check old Old Morrison. Alumni Plaza. Nearby Gratz Park. Distinguished faculty. Long and proud history.” - @collinstw

Are you a Transy student or alum? Let us know why you think is so beautiful.