Duke University could be listed twice on this list. That’s because it encompasses two campuses: the Georgian East Campus and the neo-Gothic West Campus. Duke’s Gothic architecture includes inspired achievements like the Duke Chapel and Perkins Library. Duke is also regarded as a “university in the forest” and includes 7,200 acres located in the beautiful North Carolina forest.
The University of the South is a name that comes with lofty expectations. Fortunately, Sewanee lives up to the hype with its gorgeous rural landscape and Gothic style buildings. The 13,000-acre Sewanee campus is located on the Cumberland Plateau in the Tennessee Valley. Students enjoy many opportunities for campus exploration including rock climbing, mountain biking and caving.
The University of Notre Dame campus has it all – renowned landmarks, towering Gothic buildings, and a beautiful change of seasons. It’s a classic college campus on the heart of the Midwest. Notre Dame’s most renowned landmark is the Main Building. Built in 1879, it’s a 187-foot structure complete with a 4,000-pound statue of Mary, the Mother of God.
History buffs love Dartmouth College. That’s because the Ivy League research university was established before the American Revolution in 1769. The campus consists of 269-acres located in the Upper Valley on the Connecticut River. Dartmouth’s buildings reflect 18th century America, with many of them designed in the Georgian American colonial style.
Indiana University is home of the “Hoosiers.” While the definition of a Hoosier isn’t clear, what is clear is the beauty of this southern Indiana campus. The campus is located atop a bed of Indiana Limestone and near the Jordan River. The nearly 2,000-acre campus includes a combination of architecture from the construction era including the Late Victorian, Gothic, and Romanesque styles.