BEXLEY, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 50 most beautiful autumn campuses. Information was gathered from school websites, the internet, and The Arbor Day Foundation. http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/most-beautiful-campuses-in-autumn/ The great American Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a delightful poem called "Autumn." He captures the colors feelings, and personifies them perfectly. "Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain/With banners, by great gales incessant fanned." Does not the poet speak for our love of the autumn gold, yellow, red, and orange? He goes on, "Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand/Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land." We are all blessed by autumn's falling leaves and mosaic of colors. Our college campuses can play a huge role in autumn blessing. Many stand out with stunning autumn trees, verdant green quads, and classical Collegiate Gothic architecture. In addition to these features, some campuses are blessed with rivers, forests, lakes, meadows, and awesome mountain views. Longfellow got it right when he compared the fall to the coming of Charlemagne and the blessing of heaven. Nick Plato, the article's author, said this about the list: "Anytime I get to research something like this, I really am impressed and grateful to live in this country. With so many absolutely gorgeous campuses we are truly blessed. Being a fan of the Lord of the Rings, I'm reminded of how much Tolkien loved trees, nature, and towers - and surely, how much he'd love to visit every one of these top 50 autumnally beautiful campuses!" The list of 50 schools includes (in alphabetical order): Belmont University, Nashville, TNBowdoin College, Brunswick, MEBrigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UTChatham University, Pittsburgh, PACollege of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VAColorado State University, Fort Collins, COConnecticut College, New London, CTCornell University, Ithaca, NYDartmouth College, Hanover, NHDuke University, Durham, NCEmory University, Atlanta, GA Furman University, Greenville, SCGeorgetown University, Washington D.C.Hanover College, Hanover, INHarvard University, Cambridge, MA Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Illinois State University, Normal, ILIndiana University, Bloomington, IN Iowa State University, Ames, IAKenyon College, Gambier, OHLewis and Clark College, Portland, ORMarquette University, Milwaukee, WIMichigan State University, East Lansing, MI Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Mississippi State University, Starkville, MSMount Holyoke, South Hadley, MANorthwestern University, Evanston, IL Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Princeton University, Princeton, NJSalisbury University, Salisbury, MDSalve Regina University, Newport, RISewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TNSt. Olaf College, Northfield, MNVanderbilt University, Nashville, TNVassar College, Poughkeepsie, NYWake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Washington University, St. Louis, MO West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV Yale University, New Haven, CTUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL University of Colorado, Boulder, CO University of Maine, Orono, ME University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC University of Notre Dame, South Bend, INUniversity of Oregon, Eugene, ORUniversity of Richmond, Richmond, VAUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VAUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI BestCollegeReviews.com reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.