The 8 Most Beautiful MSI Campuses

by Stephanie Mayo

Spring is here and many students are starting to experience the full beauty of their college campuses. While there are many beautiful MSI campuses, today’s (entirely subjective*) Monday Morning MSI Line Up features the most beautiful MSI campuses across the nation.

*The schools mentioned on this list are gathered from other lists that dare to rank the beauty of schools across the nation. From those lists, we extracted the MSIs and placed them onto this list. We invite you to comment and add photos of other MSIs that you think deserve to be recognized!

1) Brooklyn College (AANAPISI)

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Brooklyn College is listed on the Best College Reviews’ The 100 Most Beautiful College Campuses In America as 95th. Best Choice Schools also places Brooklyn College on its list of The 50 Most Beautiful Urban College Campuses. Both attribute the college’s beauty to its prominent “Neo-Georgian style, with impressive red-brick structures,” gorgeous “eye-catching clock tower,”and majestic “26-acre campus’ lily pond.”

2) The University of Hawaii at Mānoa (AANAPISI)




The Street places The University of Hawaii at Mānoa as one of the top 10 most beautiful college campuses in the US. One of the key reasons for its high ranking of beauty is its location. Hawaii, with its luscious green scenery and ocean view “graced by rainbows,” gives the school an astonishing view. The school also complements its environment with enchanting buildings that match the natural beauty of Honolulu. The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is listed 21st on Best Value School‘s 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses.

3) University of the Pacific (AANAPISI)

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University of the Pacific is ranked 49th on Best Choice Schools‘ 50 Most Beautiful Urban Campuses for its “natural beauty in the form of tree-lined walkways and flower gardens.” Because of its beauty, movies have also been filmed on campus: High Time, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Sure Thing.

4) University of Houston (HSI)


Best Choice Schools ranks University of Houston as 42nd on its list of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses. The “green, lush, sculpture-adorned grounds” and the “Art Deco style” of the buildings make the campus very appealing to the eye. The bunch of green space available makes that campus also a great place to be with your friends under the sun.

5) Morehouse College (HBCU)

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Morehouse College is listed as 46th on College Rank‘s The 50 Most Beautiful Campus Quads. College Rank claims that the beauty comes from its “eight-acre green slope surrounded by historic buildings, ancient oak trees, and brick pavements.” The campus, with its gorgeous buildings, suits special gatherings, concerts, festivals, etc.

6) University of the Virgin Islands (HBCU)


Complex lists University of the Virgin Islands as one of The 20 Most Beautiful Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Campuses. Located on St. Croix and St. Thomas, University of the Virgin Islands gives its students spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, University of the Virgin Islands hosts the Paradise Jam annually, a tournament in which top Division I basketball teams compete.

7) Texas A&M, Corpus Christi (HSI)

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On another list from Best Value Schools, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi is ranked 23rd on the 30 Most Beautiful College Campuses. The school is located on South Texas’ Oso Island. From its location, the school is nicknamed as the “The Island University.” Texas A&M, Corpus Christi is surrounded by water and has access to white sand beaches.

8) University of Alaska Fairbanks


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The University of Alaska Fairbanks of Fairbanks is ranked 44th on Best College Values list as one of the Most Beautiful Colleges in Winter. Despite the harshness of the water, the location is convenient to explore in the mountains of snow. The Chena River is near the school and enhances the beauty of the campus.

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