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What school was unexpectedly your least favorite when you visited?

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Replies to: What school was unexpectedly your least favorite when you visited?

  • GnocchiBGnocchiB Registered User Posts: 1,361 Senior Member
    Just hoping that @Porcupine98 will keep posting now that s/he is on such a roll!
  • porcupine98porcupine98 Registered User Posts: 1,291 Senior Member
    OWU also had a medallion. Or maybe it was an archway. Or a rock. I forget.
  • rhododendronrhododendron Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    When I asked one school what they painted or walked through or didn't walk through, the guide just started laughing. Both Ds ended up going to paint something schools, one has a don't walk under there spot too. I know D1 has painted, not sure about D2.
  • ollie113ollie113 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Van Pelt Library at Penn - ugly, but not as ugly as those "temporary" residence towers.

    All this bashing of Duke, did none of you see the lemurs? Lemurs! on campus!

    My D18 and S19 are the instant dislike kids. We are from Texas, home of some really ugly campuses, so I figured Pepperdine would elicit some praise, but no, they won't get out of the car. ~X( No real reason, but didn't like UCLA, either. Joke's on them, I'll just tour campuses without my kids!

    Honestly, I defy anyone to beat TAMU at the ugly school game. HUGE campus, mismatched, awful architecture and a truly boring college town.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 10,687 Senior Member
    "Honestly, I defy anyone to beat TAMU at the ugly school game. HUGE campus, mismatched, awful architecture and a truly boring college town."

    @ollie113 Are you an alum of UT-Austin? ;)
  • WalknOnEggShellsWalknOnEggShells Registered User Posts: 487 Member
    Lehigh

    I know people are split on their reaction to "The Hill". I'm definitely on the No Thank You side of the argument, but I'm not the prospective student.

    I really love everything else about the school. I think it's right in the sweet spot of student body size. It's a great research university with relatively small classes, and the kids have fun there. That's a lot of upside.

    But that hill and that depressing town. They must be having a whole lot of fun there, because the kids seem to like it, and they don't seem to be having any trouble attracting good students.

    I have to admit, there was a very active, upbeat vibe there. I couldn't stop thinking about the Hill, but my daughter was soaking in the energy of the students. Maybe all that Hill climbing has their blood pumping :-)
  • lvvcsflvvcsf Registered User Posts: 1,632 Senior Member
    We visited CMU with our oldest D. Overall she liked it. I was underwhelmed. I thought the dorms looked like barracks and the campus overall just didn't impress me. That combined with the guide who looked like she hadn't showered in a while and prefaced every statement with "that being said" it just didn't give me that we cost $65,000/year vibe. I was impressed with the University of Pittsburgh however. It didn't strike me so much as a college campus as a college city but it was much more impressive to me than CMU.
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