Xiamen University is so famous that there are lots of tourist flocking in everyday to take pictures. To me I think it's the architecture of the building and the greens surrounding the building with hills nearby too. And of course there is a beach and the city within walking distant. I visited the Uni during my first day and last day in Xiamen.
Xiamen University is nearby my hostel too. And there are a lot of buses passes by everyday. So I have no problem with transportation while staying around there. And everyone knows Xiamen University since Xiamen is just a small island.
They have everything from lake, hotel, cafeteria, hostel, libraries, sports complex and etc. For more details, kindly click 'Xiamen University".