Plenty has been said in regards to student looks at college campuses across the country. But, for our list of the most beautiful colleges this year, we also considered a broader definition of campus attractiveness, including metrics on the campus aesthetics and the weather. College Prowler provided student ratings on the attractiveness of guys and girls on campus, as well as the campus and architectural aesthetics on a point scale out of 10. We also considered the average number of sunny days per year and the average comfort index—a measure of humidity and afternoon temperature—for the locale according to data compiled by Sperling’s Best Places.
College Rankings 2012: Most Beautiful Schools (Photos)