Students look for college campuses that give them the feel of a second home. They prefer campuses with modern facilities and beautiful surroundings which would make them feel very comfortable. The college campuses with lovely gardens, beautiful buildings, well equipped libraries placement assistance, good network connectivity, spacious dorms, high quality canteens, lively student communities and top notch safety facilities will always get the top preference from both the parents and the students.

Some of the best campuses in the world are listed below in the chronological order of their rankings by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014:

Bowdoin College 

Bowdoin College is ranked fourteenth by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges. Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick. Bowdoin is known for its delicacies which taste better than homely food. Bowdoin owns a significant portion of land on nearby Orr’s Island, which houses the Coastal Studies Centre and lets students enjoy all the cool ecology of the Maine seaboard. International students opt for Bowdoin College for the strong academics and athletic programs tasty food and other unique facilities it offers. It offers various courses ranging from Africana Studies to Sociology. It also offers a number of academic scholarships like Dorothy Haythorn Collins Award.

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is ranked twenty-fourth by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges and ninth Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. The college buildings features Gothic architectural style and the Athletics Centre feature an impressive strength training facility and an Olympic-sized pool. International students opt for University of Chicago as their unique concerns are addressed at the University through the International Student Voice. The University has also got an International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) which meets monthly to address the needs and concerns of international students. It offers various courses ranging from Anthropology to Visual Arts. It also offers a number of academic scholarships.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is ranked eighteenth by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges and one hundred and twenty-sixth in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.  Dartmouth College, commonly referred to as Dartmouth is a private Ivy League research university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth has nine residential communities located throughout campus and the dormitories at   Dartmouth vary in design from modern to traditional Georgian styles. International students opt for Dartmouth College for the unique facilities and picturesque campus it offers. It offers various courses ranging from Biochemistry to Environmental Sciences. It also offers a number of academic scholarships.

College of William and Mary

The College of William & Mary is ranked forty-one by Forbes 2014 list of best American colleges. It is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. It may be considered as one of the oldest campuses which lead the way in the global sustainability field. Most buildings on campus consist of Georgian and Anglo-Dutch architecture. International students opt for the College of William & Mary as the campus is known for its beautiful, quite luxurious on-campus housing features. It offers various graduate and undergraduate courses. It also offers a number of academic scholarships.

Kenyon College

Kenyon College is ranked forty-two by Forbes 2014 list of best American colleges. Kenyon College is located in Gambier, Ohio. It has been recognized for its superior swimming and diving teams and is one of its most picturesque campuses. The college was named one of the most beautiful in the country by Forbes in 2010 and is known for its Gothic Revival architecture. International students opt for the Kenyon College as the college is known for the athletic facilities offered by the college.  It offers various courses ranging from African Diaspora Studies to Women & Gender Studies. It also offers a number of academic scholarships.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University is one of the World’s Best Ten College Campuses, ranks sixty three in the Forbes 2014 list of Top American College Campuses and forty-two in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. Washington University is one of the most prestigious research universities in the country and is located at St. Louis, Missouri. International students opt for Washington University for the good quality of food and accommodation provided. Students can even order food online through “Web food” service. It offers various courses ranging from Africana Studies to Theatre. It also offers a number of academic scholarships.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is ranked sixty-five by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges. Bryn Mawr College is located at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and the campus includes beautiful buildings, green space and a fountain. International students opt for Bryn Mawr College for its picturesque college campus as it is known for its awesome landscape and ornamental ironwork designs in the Gothic Revival style. It offers various courses ranging from Accounting to Religious Studies. It also offers a number of academic scholarships and fellowships.

Scripps College

Scripps College is ranked sixty-nine by Forbes 2014 list of best American colleges. The gorgeous campus located at California is one of the top private college’s exclusively for women. The campus features Mission Revival-inspired architecture and is known for lush landscaping throughout the campus. International students opt for Scripps College for the ideal beauty and unique features of the campus.  The various courses offered are art, biology, economics, English, French studies, mathematics, politics and international relations, and psychology. It offers various scholarship opportunities like merit based scholarships.

 Emory University

Emory University is ranked eightieth in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. Emory University is located in the Druid Hills section of Georgia, United States. The campus is known for its emphasis on sustainability. The campus cafeteria uses sustainably grown foods and rainwater is utilized in toilets. The Michael C. Carlos Museum on campus houses an extensive art collection. The campus also features walking and hiking trails at Lullwater Park. International students opt for Emory University as the interests of the international student population is addressed by International Student And Scholar Services (ISSS). It offers various courses ranging from African American Studies to Sociology. It also offers a number of academic scholarships like Emory University Scholars Program.

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is ranked one hundred and twelfth by Forbes 2014 list of best American Colleges2014. Pepperdine University is located in the beautiful Catalina Islands of the Pacific Ocean. The campus features Mediterranean architecture and is surrounded by lush landscaping and offers tens of thousands of square feet for indoor swimming and weight training along with a 3,500-seat basketball arena. International students opt for the lush green campus which offers a welcoming environment. It offers various courses ranging from Advertising to Women’s Studies. It also offers a number of academic scholarships like Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) Scholarship.

Why International Students Opt For These Colleges?

International students choose these colleges due to the quality of facilities offered by these colleges along with their academic credibility. International students always prefer colleges which gives maximum return for the money spend by them in terms of additional features and facilities offered by the colleges. They always go for the ones with the best accommodation and food.

Conclusion

Nowadays the students choose their college not just on the basis of quality of education, but also on other parameters like quality of student life and other facilities offered by various academic institutions. So colleges are competing nowadays not just on the academic level but also on developing infrastructural and other facilities on the campus so as to make it the most attractive.