Awesome for their open space and nature areas: Cornell University
Cornell’s a great place to spend some time outside of the classroom. They’ve got a beautiful botanical garden, which is 25 acres, in addition to an arboretum, which is 125. That’s seriously awesome, seriously huge, and if you’re the adventuring/explorer type, you’ll fit right in.
Awesome for their sports complex: Kenyon College
Well, you know, just look at that pool. In addition, Kenyon College has a competition-quality track, a “stunning” fitness room, lounges, tennis courts, and a bunch of other crazy stuff all inside a 263,000 square-foot building that’s mostly glass. Yeah, awesome.
Awesome for their dormitories: Illinois Institute of Technology
With two suite-style buildings and one apartment-style, these students get the royal treatment: bathrooms are only shared with a few other students, there are lounges, outdoor terraces, and what IIT calls a “million-dollar view” of downtown Chicago. Each building is equipped with a 24-hour security door guard, audio and visual displays in the lounges that include 50″ plasma TV’s, surround sound, and DVD players. Each floor also has its own laundry, so you don’t need to carry loads up and down the stairs.
Awesome because it’s in Hawaii: University of Hawaii at Hilo
We’re not even talking about academics with this one. Hawaii is all about location. And if going to school on an island and near a beach isn’t good enough, just take a look at this picture and imagine spending your class time doing that…
Awesome for their architecture: Oxford University
Forget the history and the academics–just look at the picture. Too bad it’s in England.