Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale University is considered one of the “Big Three” American schools and is among the most prestigious universities in the United States. So then, it obviously makes sense that it has a suitably splendid 837-acre campus to match its outstanding reputation for academics. The location is filled with awe-inspiring structures, including the richly decorated Gothic Revival-style Sterling Memorial Library.
Designed by American architect James Gamble Rogers and completed in 1931, the library is intricately detailed inside and out, with gargoyles and thousands of stained-glass windows. Yale’s history goes back to 1701 when it was established as a Collegiate School.
But it didn’t move to its present New Haven location until 1718, at which point it became Yale College, and eventually being renamed Yale University in 1887.