Belmont University has been recognized at No. 61 on Best College Review’s 100 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America. Nominations for this list were selected based on inclusion in dozens of comparable “most beautiful college campuses” list articles and an informal survey of friends and colleagues both in and out of academia.
Picturesque natural features such as green spaces, bodies of water and arboretums were the key criteria, as was elegant architecture. Specific buildings and areas were then singled out for their outstanding looks. The article stated, “Aesthetically, perhaps the most glorious main campus building of all is still Belmont Mansion which earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Upon completion in 1853, this edifice was among the most opulent antebellum residences in the Southern U.S., and to this day it boasts lovely Greek revival and Italianate elements, with a pair of central columns instantly catching the eye. In its current role as a museum, Belmont Mansion remains a showpiece of the 75-acre campus. Also built in 1853, Belmont’s 105-foot Tower and Carillon is another historic highlight.”