The 50 Best College Museums

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CollegeRank has released a list of the 50 Most Amazing College Museums. The list was compiled after exhaustively looking at public data on every college and university museum in the country. Some of the factors considered were public access, past, current, and planned exhibits, architecture, history, and campus integration and  support.

The ranking can be viewed here:

Sara Moore, the article’s author, had this to say regarding the ranking: “These facilities represent a vast array of history, art and culture at some of the finest universities and colleges in the country. The goal of the list is to bring attention to deserving campus museums that are often under-appreciated campus treasures. We hope this list draws attention to some great facilities around the country and allows them the opportunity to continue to foster art and history education in their respective  locations.”

The 50 Museums (In Alphabetical  Order)

Amherst CollegeAmherst College Mead Art Museum
Arizona State UniversityArizona State University Art Museum
Auburn University – Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auburn University
Brandeis UniversityBrandeis University Rose Art Museum
Brigham Young UniversityBrigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Culture
Brown University – Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth College Hood Museum of Art
Drexel University – Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Fairfield University – Bellarmine Museum of Art
Florida International University – The Wolfsonian Florida International University
Gallaudet UniversityGallaudet University Museum
Gonzaga University – Jundt Museum
Harvard University – Harvard Museum of Natural History
Howard UniversityHoward University Gallery of Art
Indiana UniversityIndiana University Art Museum
Institute of American Indian Arts – Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Institute of Contemporary Art – Institute of Contemporary Art Museum
Mills CollegeMills College Art Museum
Naval War College – U.S. Naval War College Museum
Northwestern University – The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Oberlin CollegeOberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum
Ohio State University – Orton Geological Museum
Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Art Museum
Rhode Island School of Design – RISD Museum
Smith CollegeSmith College Art Museum
St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis University Museum of Art
University of Alaska – Museum of the North
University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona Arts & Museums
University of California Berkeley – Berkeley Natural History Museums
University of California Los Angeles – Fowler Museum
University of Chicago – The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
University of ColoradoUniversity of Colorado Museum of Natural History
University of Connecticut – Connecticut State Museum of Natural History University of Connecticut
University of Delaware – University Museums at the University of Delaware
University of Florida – Museum of Natural History
University of IowaUniversity of Iowa Museum of Art
University of KansasUniversity of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art
University of MichiganUniversity of Michigan Museum of Art
University of Minnesota – Weisman Art Museum
University of MississippiUniversity of Mississippi Museum
University of NebraskaUniversity of Nebraska State Museum
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin – Harry Ransom Center
University of Tulsa – Gilcrease Museum
University of Virginia – The Fralin Museum at the University of Virginia
University of Washington – Burke Museum of Natural History
University of Wyoming – Geological Museum, University of Wyoming
Williams CollegeWilliams College Museum of Art
Yale University – Yale Peabody

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