Business Insider Names The Most Beautiful And Iconic American College Quads

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Ah, “the Quad.” Often times it is the true symbol of one’s university. Simply seeing it makes you feel home, even if the vast majority of your time in the quad was spent in half-conscious transit from one class to another, or drunkenly stumbling home and debating whether you should pee or vomit in a dark nook on the edge of the iconic space, while its majestic architecture towered over one of your lower moments.

The Quad is a revered space at any university, but some, naturally, are better than others. According to Business Insider, these are the 14 (which they then amended to 16) Most Beautiful and Iconic American College Quads:

Harvard University — Harvard Yard

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University of Alabama — The Quad

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Cornell University — Arts Quad

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University of Virginia — The Lawn

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University of Missouri — Francis Quadrangle

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Yale University — Branford Courtyard

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University of Washington — The Quad

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Killian Court

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University of Pennsylvania — The Quad

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University of Maryland — McKeldin Mall

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Stanford University — Main Quad

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University of Wisconsin–Madison — Bascom Hill

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University of Michigan — The Diag

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Main Quad

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University of Texas at Austin — South Lawn

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Southern Methodist University — Main Quad

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Did your school’s steaming landfill of a quad not make the list? Feel free to complain about that in the comments.

[via Business Insider]

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