It’s true that some of the most beautiful views in the country come from the tops of ivory towers. Across America, college campuses big and small boast some of the most beautiful architecture and landscaping—not to mention history—in the entire country. From modernist performing arts centers at schools like Bard College in New York to the old brick buildings of Harvard University in Massachusetts, America’s most beautiful college campuses have a lot to show for themselves. Here, in alphabetical order, we’ve brought together the 50 best show-stoppers to spend either four years (or an afternoon) at. Read on if you're planning a college visit—or to see if your alma mater made the list.