The 20 best college campuses in America


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For most students, a premier college experience is cultivated beyond the classroom - from great campus food to standout career services and beautiful surroundings.

Business Insider looked at 11 campus-related categories from The Princeton Review's 2016 college rankings to determine which colleges offer the best overall campuses.

Our list combines rankings of more than 100 colleges for categories including college libraries, dorms, campus scenery, quality of life, and more. Read about our methodology here.

There is no discernible connection between the types of colleges that come out on top. Ivy League universities, small liberal arts colleges, and technical schools are all represented. Still, each school on this list boasts a great campus experience.


An earlier version of this list was compiled by Emmett Knowlton and Peter Jacobs.