DePauw named one of '50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America'

Thursday, August 9, 2018
DePauw's campus is ready to welcome about 600 new students next Friday, Aug. 17. Classes for the 2017-18 academic year begin Aug. 22

DePauw University is one of "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," according to Condé Nast Traveler.

The international publication notes, "To achieve 'higher learning' requires a bit of inspiration -- consider the looming spires and manicured quads of Oxford and Cambridge ... Here, in alphabetical order, we celebrate the most beautiful college campuses in the country."

DePauw is one of three Indiana colleges on the list, joining Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame.

"DePauw University is all manicured walking paths between red-brick buildings, and East College, one of the oldest and most recognizable buildings on campus, is proudly listed in the National Register of Historic Places," the publication's editors write. "Don't leave without a walk through DePauw's very own 520-acre nature park, home to nine trails and an abandoned limestone quarry."

Indiana University in Bloomington was noted for its art deco and art nouveau architecture and designs, along with 1,200 miles of biking and running trails.

At Notre Dame, the golden dome wasn't the only reason the South Bend campus was listed among the 50, Condé Nast Traveler also pointed out the Virgin Mary statue and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as pillars of beauty.

Placing the most campuses on the list was California with seven universities. New York had five, while Massachusetts and North Carolina each had four.

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  • Greencastle has lost roads and buildings over the years so DePauw could create their campus. The Kerstetter administration started the ball rolling buying up several city blocks of residential homes. Soon Hogate Hall will be lost to join the Chapter House, Bowman Gym, Speech Hall, Music Hall and the Gilmore House in a landfill. Ironic that Hogate was the first new building from this capital campaign in 1968. Remember DePauw also thought about razing East College back in early 70's.

    -- Posted by johnn on Fri, Aug 10, 2018, at 2:53 PM
  • Time marches on and so does DePauw University.

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Sun, Aug 12, 2018, at 8:37 PM
  • Beautiful on the outside, ugly in the inside with its idiotic professors and staff. Students with "lists of demands" who study the art of being oppressed.

    -- Posted by GRNT on Mon, Aug 13, 2018, at 7:27 AM
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