By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

The 16 Most Beautiful College Campuses In The World.

In the movies, universities are stately, red brick buildings filled with leather bound books and curious intellectuals. For the most part, the stereotypes aren't true -- my university was more ugly seventies architecture and parking lots than classic Gothic spires and green courtyards. However, inspiration for the movies had to be drawn from somewhere -- and likely from these, the most beautiful universities across the world.

From Moscow to Boston and beyond, these old and ornate universities are known for their elaborate architecture and stunning views, often set against impressive backdrops in both urban and natural environments. After seeing the images below, you're going to wish you'd attended one of these prestigious universities -- or at the very least, you're going to want to visit.

#1. Part of the University of London was modeled after the Chateau de Chambord in France. This red brick building was once a college for women only, but now sits as part of the larger campus.

#2. At Oxford, the campus is known for its amazing spires and blonde stone. This is the Radcliffe Camera building, which is the focal point of the campus.

#3. You couldn't include Oxford without mentioning Cambridge. The best building on Cambridge's campus is the King's College Chapel, which sits along a picturesque river.

#4. Princeton is known for being built of grey stone covered in ivy, built in a neo-Gothic style. The campus sculpture is impressive as well, displaying work from artists like Picasso and Moore.

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