See Top Drone Videos of College and University Campuses

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Drone Video of Yale University on a Cold Sunday Morning


Manx.Cat created this outstanding drone video of the campus of Yale University, one of the USA's most prestigious institutions of higher learning.  It's based in the town of New Haven, Connecticut, roughly 130 km (about 80 miles) northeast of New York City.  It was founded in 1701, and it the third oldest university in the country.  The Yale campus was scene by millions when it "stood in" for the fictional Marshall College in the 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  

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Cambridge, England - DJI Phantom 4


Jasemansky created this spectacular short aerial video of the great university city Cambridge in the East Anglia region of central England.  It is famous as the site of Cambridge University, founded in the early 13th century, which is one of the top half dozen universities in the world.  The university has produced the most sophisticated high tech cluster in Europe, the so-called Silicon Fen cluster of software, electronics, and biotech businesses which sprung up in the surrounding area.

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Dronies from Stanford


LightandDrawing brings us an aerial look at one of the world's most famous universities.  Stanford University is in Palo Alto, California, south of San Francisco.  It was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, the great railway magnate.  While considerably younger than most of the well known East Coast schools, it is nonetheless considered one of the top 2-3 universities in the country.  Watch the videos to get bird's views of Hoover Tower, the Quad, and other on this beautiful campus.  

Moscow State University
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Moscow State University from Above


University campus buildings are often beautiful but they seldom dominate the landscape with their height.  Not so the Main Building of Moscow State University, in the Russian capital.  Its construction was directed by Joseph Stalin, who died the same year that the building was completed - 1953.  With a rooftop height of just over 180 meters (just under 600 ft.), it's the tallest educational building in the world.  Here it is via drone, compliments of contributor Teckatlipoka.

University of California - Berkeley
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A New Perspective of the Cal Campus


By most accounts, the University of California at Berkeley is the USA's most prestigious public university.  In fact, the University of California's flagship in San Francisco's East Bay is generally ranked amongst the top half-dozen universities in the world, on a par with its cross-bay rival Stanford University. In this video, la.drones gives us an aerial perspective on the campus's most well known landmark: the Sather Tower, otherwise known as the Campanile.    It's the world's third-highest clock bell tower. 

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UCLA with a DJI Mavic Pro 2


While Los Angeles is too big to be considered a "college town", it would be hard to overstate the importance of its post-secondary institutions.  Among the most prominent is the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), which is located in the Westwood neighborhood on LA's West Side.  The school has an enrollment of about 45,000, over half of which is in the university's graduate and professional schools.  In this drone video by Mavictraveler, you'll get a bird's eye view of the UCLA campus.  

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Dartmouth College Tower

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Dartmouth College was one of the nine colleges and universities in existence before the USA declared its independence from England, a group now known (after a few changes) as the Ivy League.  It's based in Hanover, New Hampshire, making it the northernmost of the Ivies.  Like many American universities, its most prominent landmark is its clock tower.  In this drone video from B-rad, you'll get an aerial look at the famous Baker-Berry Library Bell Tower, which is over 60 meters (200 ft.) tall. 

University of Texas - Austin
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The University of Texas at Austin


Contributor Patrick_Nye used a drone to create this bird's eye tour of the University of Texas at Austin, the main campus of the UT system and one of the largest in the world.  The campus is visually dominated by its nearly 100 meter (about 300 ft.) Main Building.  Known as The Tower, it was the site of one of the earliest instances of a mass shooting in the USA: in 1966, an ex-marine sniper perched on the observation deck shot 16 bystanders to death and injured dozens more before being killed by police.

University of Southern California
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Drone Tour of the USC Campus


One of the less heralded factors behind the vitality of Los Angeles is its base of high quality colleges and universities.  One of the largest and best known is the University of Southern California (USC), which is situated just to the southwest of downtown LA.  Its enrollment of over 45,000 is roughly 60% graduate and professional school students.  It's also known for its highly regarded film school as well as its powerhouse football program.  Check it out from above in this drone video by mavictraveler.  

University of Kansas - Lawrence
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KU-Drone tour


Contributor Will_and_Blake used a DJI Inspire drone to create this incredible epic aerial tour of the University of Kansas at Lawrence.  The flagship campus of the University of Kansas system, the university (including two satellite campuses) had enrollment of just under 30,000 students as of the Fall of 2018.  In addition to being a major research university, KU-Lawrence is an athletic powerhouse; among other honors it's won three NCAA men's basketball championships.

Temple University
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Sunsets and Skylines in 4K || Temple U || TarcyVision


Contributor Tarcy_Vision gives us this awesome aerial view of Temple University in the Mid-Atlantic city of Philadelphia.  Founded in 1884, it's one of the largest universities in Pennsylvania.  It's located in a neighborhood of North Philadelphia, more or less equidistant from the Delaware and Schuykill Rivers.  Its extensive professional schools graduate a large number of lawyers, pharmacists, engineers, and other professionals, many of whom find jobs in the Philadelphia area.  

University of Oregon - Eugene
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University of Oregon Greek Life


Fraternities and sororities continue to be important institutions on many college campuses in the USA, often clustered together on a fraternity and/or sorority "row" which (depending on the school) can be the center of campus social life.  In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of the fraternity and sorority houses of the University of Oregon at Eugene, compliments of contributor GoDucks.  Situated due south of the state capital at Salem, it's one of the largest universities in the Pacific Northwest.  

California Institute of Technology
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California Institute of Technology


The California Institute of Technology is one of the world's most prestigious research universities. It's situated in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles.  As of late 2018, the school's alumni and faculty include an incredible 73 Nobel laureates.  While the school has historically kept a fairly low profile, its appearance on the hit comedy Big Bang Series has elevated general awareness of this research powerhouse.  You can see the Caltech campus from above in this video by Mavictraveler.   

Wake Forest University
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The Seasons - Wake Forest University - Drone Video


Wake Forest University is a private research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Famous alumni include author Maya Angelou, golfer Arnold Palmer, and NBA stars Chris Paul, Tim Duncan and Muggsy Bogues. Founded in 1834, the school has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars and is part of the NCAA’s prestigious ACC athletic conference. See the historic school's BB&T Field, Wait Chapel, Benson University Center and more throughout all four seasons in this 4K drone video by CLupton.

Notre Dame
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Droning America: South Bend, IN

Droning America

On this episode of Droning America host Angie Avestruz and the team travel to one of the ultimate USA college towns: South Bend, Indiana, aka the home of Notre Dame University.  Angie tours the town with former UND quarterback, Evan Sharpley. Highlights include a stroll around the UND quad where they check out the Main Building (aka the Golden Dome!), the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Touchdown Jesus at the UND stadium.