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Hilltop Arboretum at Louisiana State University (photo: Best College Reviews) Hilltop Arboretum at Louisiana State University (photo: Best College Reviews)
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This is a news release from Best College Reviews

Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 50 College Arboretums.  Information was gathered from school websites, the internet, and North American Plant Collections Consortium.

The full ranking can be viewed here: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/most-beautiful-arboretums/

The demands of modern society often times get the best of us.  We rarely feel we have time for anything other than the next item on the to-do list. Stress is listed on just about every health problem we know of as a potential cause.  Where does one retreat, regather, re-energize, and regroup in this world?  Ancient wisdom and modern research tell us that spending time in nature can help bring healing, balance, and renewal physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.  Our colleges have known this for many years, and they continue to develop places of great natural beauty that function as sanctuaries in a stressed out world for both the student and public.  In addition to the effects beauty has on our souls, college arboretums and gardens are a place of thriving research, inspiration, learning, and study. 

Nick Plato, the article's author, said this about the list: "This list was one of the most enjoyable to research. I found myself wanting to visit each school just to hang out in such beautiful settings.  I was impressed with the commitment of so many of our schools to nature, study, research, and contemplation, not only for students, but for the whole community.  Being a J.R.R. Tolkien lover made me think of his great love for trees and the inspiration of nature for him in writing one of the most beloved stories of the last century."

The list of 50 schools includes (in alphabetical order):           

Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
American University, Washington D.C.
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Coker College, Hartsville, SC 
Connecticut College, New London, CT 
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Davidson College, Davidson, NY
Garden Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Georgian Court University, Lakewood Township, NJ
Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Illinois State University, Normal, IL 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Middle Georgia State University, Macon, GA
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
University of Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
University of California, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Denver, Denver, CO
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 
University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge, TN
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Virginia, Boyce, VA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Yale University, New Haven, CT

About: BestCollegeReviews.com reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.

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