Welcome to the University of the South. I first heard about the beautiful campus from a boater friend. The next time the name crossed my radar screen was when I saw it in the U.S. News and World Report liberal arts college ranking. The University of the South was built in 1857 by the bishops of the Episcopal Church. A stunning stained-glass Chapel with a 5,000-pipe organ and a majestic bell tower are among its unique buildings. Walking around the campus, you may get the feeling you are wandering around Oxford University. To this day, the professors and honor students still wear academic robes.
Sitting on 13,000 acres, atop the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville, the University of the South has plenty of outdoor activities to offer its students, from hiking, biking to rock climbing. It is only half hour from our marina, and now that the weather is a tad cooler, we took the opportunity to explore the university yesterday. While researching for some hiking trails, I came across surveys and reports (Princeton Review, Sherman Travel) that listed University of the South as one of the top 10 most beautiful campus.
Take a look at the video and see if you agree...
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