Back to school: College campuses on the Greenway

greenway kiosk rutgers campus nj
East Coast Greenway kiosk in Johnson Park, across the Raritan River from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

College and university campuses aren’t just hubs of learning - they also make a great destination for a trip on the Greenway. Whether you’re interested in perusing an art museum, seeing historic buildings or just soaking in the atmosphere of a busy campus, read on for 30 schools within a half mile of the Greenway.

View these colleges and universities on a map:


Bates College - Lewiston, ME

Founded in 1855; enrollment: 2,000; mascot: Bobcats; notable landmark: Historic Quad

Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME

Founded in 1794; enrollment: 1,805; mascot: Polar Bear; notable landmark: Hubbard Hall

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Founded in 1636; enrollment: 19,819 (6,699 undergraduates, 13,120 graduate & professional students); mascot: Crimson; notable landmark: Harvard Yard

Boston University - Boston, MA

Founded in 1869; enrollment: 34,262 (16,792 undergraduates, 15,238 graduate & professional students); mascot: Terriers; notable landmark: Marsh Chapel

College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, MA

Founded in 1843; enrollment: 3,000; mascot: Crusaders; notable landmark: Fenwick Hall

Brown University - Providence, RI

Founded in 1764; enrollment: 20,254 (7,043 undergraduates, 3,211 graduate & professional students); mascot: Bears; notable landmark: Carrie Tower

Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI

Founded in 1877; enrollment: 2,544 (2,051 undergraduates, 493 graduate students); notable landmark: Living Learning Center

Yale University - New Haven, CT

Founded in 1701; enrollment: 13,433 (5,964 undergraduates, 7,469 graduate & professional students); mascot: Bulldogs; notable landmark: Dwight Hall & Memorial Chapel

Columbia University - New York, NY

Founded in 1754; enrollment: 33,032 (8,931 undergraduates, 24,101 graduate & professional students); mascot: Lions; notable landmark: Low Library

Barnard College - New York, NY

Founded in 1889; enrollment: 2,500; notable landmark: Lehman Lawn

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

Founded in 1746; enrollment: 8,105 (5,260 undergraduates, 2,845 graduate students); mascot: Tigers; notable landmark: FitzRandolph Gate

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

Founded 1766; enrollment: 50,254 (36,039 undergraduates and 14,215 graduate students); mascot: Scarlet Knights; notable landmark: Old Queens

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ

Founded in 1870; enrollment: 6,929 (3,431 undergraduates, 3,498 graduate students); mascot: Ducks; notable landmark: Edwin A. Stevens Hall

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1740; enrollment: 21,960 (10,605 undergraduate, 11,355 graduate students); mascot: Quakers; notable landmark: Locust Walk

University of Delaware - Newark, DE

Founded in 1743; enrollment: 24,120; mascot: Blue Hens; notable landmark: Kissing Arches

Towson University - Towson, MD

Founded in 1866; enrollment: 22,923 (19,818 undergraduates, 3,105 graduate students); mascot: Tigers; notable landmark: Stephens Hall

St. John’s College - Annapolis, MD

Founded in 1696; enrollment: 475; notable landmark: McDowell Hall

United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD

Founded in 1845; enrollment: 4,500; mascot: Midshipmen; notable landmark: Main Chapel (note: passport or drivers license required to visit the campus)

Catholic University of America - Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1889; enrollment: 5,956 (3,332 undergraduates, 2,624 graduate students); mascot: Cardinals; notable landmark: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

Founded in 1838; enrollment: 31,076 (24,058 undergraduates, 7,018 graduate & professional students); mascot: Rams; notable landmark: James Branch Cabell Library

Randolph-Macon College - Ashland, VA

Founded in 1830; enrollment: 1,488; mascot: Yellow Jackets; notable landmark: the Fountain

Meredith College - Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1891; enrollment: 2,000 (1,700 undergraduates, 300 graduate students); mascot: Avenging Angels; notable landmark: Johnson Hall

NC State University - Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1887; enrollment: 33,819 (25,255 undergraduate, 8,564 graduate); mascot: Wolfpack; notable landmark: Memorial Bell Tower

North Carolina Central University - Durham, NC

Founded in 1909; enrollment: 8,207 (6,434 undergraduates, 1,773 graduate & professional students); mascot: Eagles; notable landmark: statue of James Edward Shepherd

UNC Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

Founded in 1947; enrollment: 16,747 (14,452 undergraduate, 2,295 graduate students); mascot: Seahawks; notable landmark: Hoggard Hall

College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

Founded in 1770; enrollment: 10,783 (9,880 undergraduates, 903 graduate students); mascot: Cougars; notable landmark: Randolph Hall

Savannah College of Art And Design - Savannah, GA

Founded in 1979; enrollment: 14,000; mascot: Bees; notable landmark: Alexander Hall

Flagler College - St. Augustine, FL

Founded in 1968; mascot: Saints; enrollment: 2,574; notable landmark: Ponce de Leon Hall

Stetson University - Deland, FL

Founded in 1883; enrollment: 4,330 (3,084 undergraduates, 1,246 graduate students); mascot: Hatters; notable landmark: Sampson Hall

University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL

Founded in 1925; enrollment: 17,331 (10,868 undergraduate, 6,214 graduate students); mascot: Hurricanes; notable landmark: Lake Osceola


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