Choosing a school shouldn’t–and rarely does–come down to what it looks like. And treating campuses like candidates in a beauty contest is about as far as you can get from academic consideration. That said, prospective students consistently cite campus aesthetics as a school-choice consideration. And schools, aware that this is the case, acknowledge that shaping enrollment demands both looks and brains. So, Forbes asked a group of university architects, campus experts and students to tell them which schools are turning their heads—and why. Keep clicking to see a brief and hardly comprehensive list of their findings—not in any particular order.
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