Yale named among world’s ‘most beautiful campuses’

Those who stroll the lawns and sidewalks around campus are already in on the secret, but Forbes magazine recently named Yale University as one of the "World's Most Beautiful College Campuses."

Altogether 14 campuses made the list, chosen by architects and campus designers.

Forbes quoted architect Natalie Shivers as saying that "Yale has more show-stoppers than all the campuses on the list."

The article went on to note that: "Some of these more iconic buildings include Ingalls Rink by Eero Saarinen, the Art and Architecture Building by Paul Rudolph, and Louis Kahn's Art Gallery and British Art Center. Many other Gothic and Colonial Revival structures have delightful quirks and surprises. Landscaped spaces - quadrangles, courtyards between buildings, plazas - abound, offering lots of ‘getaways' for a decidedly urban campus."

Photos: Images of the Yale Campus

An aerial view of the Yale campus.
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Center for British Art
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Branford College
Calder Sculpture at Beinecke Plaza
Sterling Memorial Library
Harkness Tower
High Street Arch
Ingalls Rink
Kroon Hall
Law School Towers
An aerial view of the Old Campus.
Old Campus
Rudolph Hall and Loria Center
Silliman College Gate
Ezra Stiles College
Woolsey Hall
Yale Bowl
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Other campuses selected for the list were Kenyon College in Ohio; Oxford University; Princeton University; Scripps College; Stanford University; Trinity College; Tsinghua University in Beijing; the U.S. Air Force Academy; University of Bologna; University of California-Santa Cruz; University of Cincinatti; University of Virginia; and Wellesley College.

As a reminder of what Forbes' experts were talking about, we offer this slide show of campus beauty spots and video of the University as seen from the air.