College can be tough. But hitting the books might be a little bit easier if you’re surrounded by some gorgeous greenery. Luckily, students at Berry College have that luxury, because it’s been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S.
That’s according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Best 382 Colleges” book in which analysts at the company collected surveys from 137,000 students at 382 schools and ranked the schools based on student survey answers to a variety of questions, including: “How do you rate the beauty of your campus?”
The “Best 382” collection contains 62 different college rankings, such as most politically conservative students, most LGBTQ-friendly, great financial aid and more.
The analysts then created a top 20 ranking for each category, placing Berry, located in Rome, 9th on the list of colleges with the prettiest campuses.
With nearly 30,000 bucolic acres of marshland, lakes, mountains and picturesque English Gothic-inspired architecture, “this is a place of inspiration.”
“Not merely a place to study for four years, our campus distinctively offers you more than 40 miles of biking trails, 15 miles for horseback riding, and another 40 miles of hiking and running trails,” Berry’s site reads.
The Georgia school has also been recognized among the world’s and nation’s top universities in a variety of rankings, including most conservative students, most engaged in community service and most religious students.