Best Tailgating, Most Beautiful Campus
The University of Mississippi and Oxford often rank at the top of annual lists of beautiful campuses and best college towns, and this past fall brought a new set of national accolades upon the area. USA Today’s Reader’s Choice travel awards contest named UM the nation’s most beautiful campus, while Thrillist named the university on its unranked list of the 20 most beautiful public college campuses. The NCAA recognized Ole Miss’ tailgating environment as the nation’s best. FanSided, which is run by Sports Illustrated and owned by Time Inc., named Oxford the second-best college town in the nation.