It’s back-to-school time, America. In just a few weeks, some college students will be heading to campuses that are idyllic little slices of heaven soaked in perfect academic majesty.
Other students aren’t so lucky. They will be headed to flawed slices of hell.
The college campuses below are the ugliest in the United States.
Few universities located in big cities are much to write home about, but there is arguably nothing about Boston University that is aesthetically pleasing. Not for nothing does BU also stand for “big and ugly.”
What the hell is the NJIT campus, and what does it want? This slapdash, disorganized place is a further blot on the lackluster landscape of Newark. One building looks vaguely like a cosmetics factory festooned with red umbrellas. Another looks like a rainbow of Lincoln Logs. Still another was a former asylum for orphans. And so on, with zero cohesion.
CUNY Hunter is a bleak, cheerless commuter dump designed largely in the architecturally-criminal Brutalist style. Windows are few. The whole setup reeks of the worst aspects of the Carter era.
UT-Knoxville has some nice features. It also has some real eyesores. The whole place is garishly orange. There are just too many bland, vaguely ugly buildings peppering campus. The main library looks like a LEGO prison. This is no stately Southern campus.