College campuses are some of my favorite places to go for a run. Luckily, I’ve been able to visit many campuses (125+ in total and 27 on this list) throughout my life through work and travel. Each is unique and many offer wonderful running routes. I had great fun developing this list, and I used my personal experiences/biases along with other research to identify the following 50 beautiful campuses to go for a good run.

I’d like to feature all of these campuses at some point on this blog. If you go to school or work at any one of these campuses, I’d love for you to be my featured runner. Heck, if you even know somebody at one of these colleges, I’d encourage you to pass this along to them to see if their interested. If interested, leave a comment on this blog or email me at StevenJGood@hotmail.com.


Without further ado, I present my top 50 beautiful college campuses to go for a good run.

Amherst College – Amherst, Massachusetts

Amhert College
Berry College – Mount Berry, Georgia

Berry College
Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

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Bryn Mawr College Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr
Colgate University Hamilton, New York

Colgate University
College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia

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Cornell University Ithaca, New York

Cornell
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, New Hampshire

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Duke University Durham, North Carolina

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Elon University Elon, North Carolina

Elon
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia

Emory
Furman UniversityGreenville, South Carolina

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Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Iowa State University Ames, Iowa

Iowa State

Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana
Kenyon CollegeGambier, Ohio

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Lewis & Clarke College Portland, Oregon

Lewis&Clark
Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, California

LMU

Miami University Oxford, Ohio

Miami

Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern
Pepperdine University Malibu, California

Pepperdine
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton
Rice University Houston, Texas

Rice
Rollins College Winter Park, Florida

Rollins
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee

Sewanee
Stanford University Stanford, California

Stanford
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar, Virginia

SweetBriar
Union College Schenectady, New York

Union
United States Military Academy West Point, New York

WestPoint
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland

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University of California – Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California

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University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

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University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado

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University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

UNC
University of Notre DameSouth Bend, Indiana

NotreDame
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon

Oregon
University of San Diego San Diego, California

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University of the Pacific Stockton, California

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University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia

Virginia
University of Washington Seattle, Washington

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University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin

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Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Wellesley CollegeWellesley, Massachusetts

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Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut

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