Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
This college has the kind of beautiful grounds you would expect from a prestigious Ivy League school. Even former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower is said to have remarked of this campus: “This is exactly what a college is supposed to look like.” Trees and green spaces are everywhere on the main campus, tucked away into 269 acres of rural area. At the site’s center, you’ll find Dartmouth Green.
A lovely grassy area to work, rest and play… or even protest, as others have done in the past. You’ll also find impressive structures that add a touch of grandeur, and one that stands out is Rollins Chapel, designed by Boston architect John L. Faxon, completed in 1885.
Even though this college’s history is long and illustrious, since 1769, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Lack of funds was a big issue up until the early 20th century, when campus and faculty were rehabilitated, helping Dartmouth become the respected academic institution it is today.