COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 6, 2015 — 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 College – Amherst College Mead Art Museum

Arizona State University – Arizona State University Art Museum

Auburn University – Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auburn University

Brandeis University – Brandeis University Rose Art Museum

Brigham Young University – Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Culture

Brown University – Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Dartmouth College – Dartmouth 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 University – Gallaudet University Museum

Gonzaga University – Jundt Museum

Harvard University – Harvard Museum of Natural History

Howard University – Howard University Gallery of Art

Indiana University – Indiana University Art Museum

Institute of American Indian Arts – Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Institute of Contemporary Art – Institute of Contemporary Art Museum

Mills College – Mills College Art Museum

Naval War College – U.S. Naval War College Museum

Northwestern University – The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Oberlin College – Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum

Ohio State University – Orton Geological Museum

Princeton University – Princeton University Art Museum

Rhode Island School of Design – RISD Museum

Smith College – Smith College Art Museum

St. Louis University – St. Louis University Museum of Art

University of Alaska – Museum of the North

University of Arizona – University 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 Colorado – University 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 Iowa – University of Iowa Museum of Art

University of Kansas – University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art

University of Michigan – University of Michigan Museum of Art

University of Minnesota – Weisman Art Museum

University of Mississippi – University of Mississippi Museum

University of Nebraska – University of Nebraska State Museum

University of Oregon – University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

University of Pennsylvania – University 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 College – Williams College Museum of Art

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