7. Harvey Mudd College
Schools that are famous for engineering and those built after World War II tend to be similarly unattractive. Harvey Mudd is a hardcore engineering school founded in 1955. Even if you aren’t cut out for the rigors of HMC, you can do the math on this one.
8. Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
Rutgers is a huge, spread-out campus, and some niches of it are quite pretty. But haphazard design, an utter lack of coherence and too many unsightly buildings add up to a depressing whole.
9. University of Massachusetts Amherst
The overall campus at UMass Amherst really isn’t so bad, but a couple of East German functionalist-style structures make the whole landscape feel oppressive. And having the much prettier Amherst College down the road from the state school’s flagship campus doesn’t help.