Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • win badge
Posted on Aug 21, 2013

41 Scenic College Campuses That Were Made For Instagram

The best four years of your life, as seen through Sutro.

1. Vassar College

Courtesy of Vassar College

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Obligatory Instagram: The castle-like facade of the Frederick Thompson Memorial Library

2. Wellesley College

Courtesy of Wellesley College

Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts

Obligatory Instagram: The sunset over Lake Waban

3. Kenyon College

Courtesy of Kenyon College

Location: Gambier, Ohio

Obligatory Instagram: The walk along the 10-foot wide Middle Path in autumn

4. University of Washington, Seattle

Courtesy of University of Washington, Seattle

Location: Seattle, Washington

Obligatory Instagram: The Drumheller Fountain with majestic Mount Rainier in the background

5. Yale University

Courtesy of Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Obligatory Instagram: Everything is a masterpiece, but if you had to pick one, go for the façade of Bass Library

6. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Courtesy of UNC-Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Obligatory Instagram: Drinking at the Old Well or the fountain in front of Bynum Hall

7. Stanford University

Location: Palo Alto, California

Obligatory Instagram: The view of the campus from the Hoover Tower observation platform

8. Vanderbilt University

Courtesy of Vanderbilt University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Obligatory Instagram: In front of Italianate-style Kirkland Hall

9. Rice University

Courtesy of Rice University

Location: Houston, Texas

Obligatory Instagram: The pillars along the corridors of Lovett Hall

10. Pepperdine University

Courtesy of Pepperdine University

Location: Malibu, California

Obligatory Instagram: The breathtaking ocean views that come with overlooking campus

11. Washington University in St. Louis

Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Obligatory Instagram: The view under the main entry archway

12. Fordham University at Rose Hill

Courtesy of Fordham University

Location: Bronx, New York

Obligatory Instagram: Keating Hall in every season

13. Mount Holyoke College

Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College

Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

Obligatory Instagram: Several views of Mary Lyon Hall

14. University of Colorado, Boulder

Courtesy of University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Obligatory Instagram: The grand views of the Rocky Mountains overlooking the campus

15. Bard College

Courtesy of Bard College

Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Obligatory Instagram: The ultra-modern Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center

16. Sewanee, The University of the South

Courtesy of Sewanee, The University of the South

Location: Sewanee, Tennessee

Obligatory Instagram: The marvelous architecture of the All Saints' Chapel

17. Columbia University

Craig Linton / craiglinton.com

Location: New York City, New York

Obligatory Instagram: The façade of either Low Memorial Library or Butler Library

18. Swarthmore College

Courtesy of Swarthmore College

Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Obligatory Instagram: The outdoor amphitheater in the Scott Arboretum

19. Furman University

Courtesy of Furman University

Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Obligatory Instagram: The Bell Tower overlooking the campus lake

20. University of Notre Dame

Courtesy of University of Notre Dame

Location: South Bend, Indiana

Obligatory Instagram: The interior of the neo-Gothic Basilica of the Sacred Heart

21. University of Southern California

Courtesy of University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, California

Obligatory Instagram: The lawn and façade of Doheny Library

22. Cornell University

Courtesy of Cornell University

Location: Ithaca, New York

Obligatory Instagram: Any of the amazing views of Cornell's many gorges

23. Duke University

Courtesy of Duke University

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Obligatory Instagram: The towering Chapel of Duke University

24. Scripps College

Courtesy of Scripps College

Location: Claremont, California

Obligatory Instagram: Jaqua Quad with Toll Hall, the first building on campus, in the background

25. Berry College

Courtesy of Berry College

Location: Mount Berry, Georgia

Obligatory Instagram: The river at the Old Grinding Mill

26. Princeton University

Courtesy of Princeton University

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Obligatory Instagram: The Fountain of Freedom in front of the Woodrow Wilson School

27. University of San Diego

Location: San Diego, California

Obligatory Instagram: In front of the The Immaculata Chapel with its bright blue dome, if you can manage it

28. Lewis & Clark College

Location: Portland, Oregon

Obligatory Instagram: The serene scene at the Reflecting Pool

29. Tulane University

Courtesy of Tulane University

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Obligatory Instagram: The façade of Gibson Hall

30. Amherst College

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Obligatory Instagram: The campus's war memorial and accompanying view

31. University of Chicago

Courtesy of University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Obligatory Instagram: In front of the Rockefeller Chapel, the campus’s tallest structure

32. Northwestern University

Courtesy of Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, Illinois

Obligatory Instagram: The views of campus that include the Lakefill

33. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Courtesy of UH Manoa

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Obligatory Instagram: The gorgeous Royal Sala Thai pavillion

34. Indiana University

Courtesy of Indiana University

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Obligatory Instagram: The limestone Sample Gates

35. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Obligatory Instagram: The Memorial Union Terrace at the waterfront

36. Florida Southern College

Location: Lakeland, Florida

Obligatory Instagram: Any one of the campus’s many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings or the Evelyn and Warren Willis Garden of Meditation

37. Emory University

Courtesy of Emory University

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Obligatory Instagram: The newly renovated Emory University Hospital

38. University of Cincinnati

Courtesy of University of Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Obligatory Instagram: The amazing Nippert Stadium

39. University of Mississippi

Courtesy of University of Mississippi

Location: University, Mississippi

Obligatory Instagram: Either the Lyceum or Bryant Hall

40. University of California, Santa Barbara

Courtesy of UC Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Obligatory Instagram: Anywhere there's a beach!

41. University of Virginia

Courtesy of University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Obligatory Instagram: In front of the Neoclassical domed Rotunda, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form