20 Reasons Why We Have the Most Beautiful Campus

Rollins was recently named the No. 1 Most Beautiful Campus in the nation by The Princeton Review. Here are just a few reasons why.

The Princeton Review included Rollins College in its 2016 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.” In addition to being highlighted for academics and the student life experience, Rollins was ranked No. 1 Most Beautiful Campus and No. 6 Easiest Campus To Get Around.

But a list doesn’t quite do the beauty of the Rollins campus justice. Instead, we offer up a few photos from photographer Scott Cook that capture why we have the most beauitful campus.

1. All of this. I mean, c’mon. This view of campus from high above Holt Avenue—the campus’ main thoroughfare—almost says it all.

2. Sunsets over Lake Virginia.

3. That this—Olin Library—is the academic heart of campus and offers views of the lake and the campus.

5. The chapel tower, which was modeled after the campanile of the Toledo Cathedral in Spain.

6. Outdoor classroom spaces galore, including the courtyard of Orlando Hall, complete with blooming azaleas.

7. Bush Science Center, which offers stunning views of campus from the three-story Rice Family Atrium.

8. The views of campus from the lake.

9. The verdant oasis that is the greenhouse, which is home to plants from a variety of regions, supports scientific research on campus, and even serves as a muse for art students.

10. Pinehurst Cottage, the only remaining structure from Rollins’ founding in 1885 that currently serves as a co-ed residence hall.

11. The pedestrian pathway that runs along the lake provides a space to sit, walk, run, and bike beneath the cypress trees.

12. This gem: the courtyard located between the Annie Russell Theatre and Knowles Memorial Chapel.

13. and 14. The new gateway and the pedestrian walkway, which ensures Rollins is walkable and bikeable.

15. The details.

16. and 17. The rose garden and the Annie Russell Theatre, which is considered one of the most beautiful and best-equipped small theaters in the country.

18. Did we mention Lake Virginia?

19. The gnarly looking tree canopies.

20. This. The night, the moon, the lights—all of which showcase our school colors of blue and gold.