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Three of the most beautiful campuses in the US (video)

Our friends at Youniversity TV take us on a tour of three of the most impressive campuses in the US!


Cornell University

Cornellians are some of the luckiest students in the US, as when studies are stressing them out they can go hiking in the beautiful Fall Creek Gorge and Cascadilla Gorge on campus! Some students even climb 161 stairs every day to chime the famous bells in the McGraw Tower.


University of Chicago

Fancy studying in a 211-acre campus filled with ivy-covered traditional English gothic buildings and set in a stunning botanic garden? Look no further than the University of Chicago! The university architecture is an interesting blend of traditional and modern with the grey stone buildings juxtaposing the soaring contemporary structures.


Stanford University

Ivy League institution Stanford is famous for being one of the best universities in the world, but few people know the history behind its campus. The 8,000 acres of foothills and flatlands were once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and are still fondly known as “the Farm”! 



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Katie Duncan is Editor of Hotcourses Abroad and is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and University of Exeter graduate. Having worked at an English language school in the UK, as an educational consultant in Spain and as a reporter in the international education sector, she is well placed to guide you through your study abroad journey. Katie grew up in Australia, which perhaps explains her unusual reptile collection, comprising of a bearded dragon (Bill) and tortoise (Matilda).


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