Most beautiful campus in S.D. is …?

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Travel + Leisure has named Augustana University the prettiest campus in South Dakota.

The travel publication ranked the most attractive college campuses in each state based on setting and scenery, building design and upkeep of the grounds.

“And we took plenty of other details into account, too, including knowledge from campus visits, in-depth virtual tours, first-person references and word of mouth, extensive general research and hours upon hours of examining campuses from images shot at just about every imaginable angle,” the magazine said on its website.

“Sure, picking the most beautiful college in every state of the union isn’t an exact science. And some states have so many absurdly gorgeous schools that the final decision almost felt like a toss-up. But for travelers seeking an all-around positive experience — whether you’re on a college tour with the kids or looking for a place to wander on a balmy afternoon — these scholarly institutes all get top marks for good looks.”

The rankings overall weren’t entirely kind to South Dakota colleges, as Travel + Leisure called them “pleasant but not jaw-dropping.” Augustana with “its close-cropped quads, impressive administration building, and scenic Sioux Falls setting easily make it the state’s prettiest,” it concluded.

To view the full rankings, click here.

Most beautiful campus in S.D. is …?

Travel + Leisure has named Augustana University the prettiest campus in South Dakota.

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