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What school was unexpectedly your least favorite when you visited?

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  • TempeMomTempeMom 2970 replies25 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    We are headed to La Jolla this summer for vacation and all the hate made me think we shouldn't even do a drive by!
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  • Old_parentOld_parent 131 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @BunnyBlue you've been banned! lol
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  • TiggerDadTiggerDad 1894 replies70 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @TempeMom - La Jolla is a beautiful place, so you don't want to miss it. It's just the UCSD campus that's uninspiring.
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  • Old_parentOld_parent 131 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @TempeMom great school in an excellent setting. It's problems are mostly skin deep.
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  • HSCounselor2HSCounselor2 94 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    For what it's worth, that school for us was Columbia.
    We ended up being late for the presentation and made it to the Campus Tour.
    It seemed very crowded and not in the best part of town. We left the tour early....
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  • mtmcmtmtmcmt 165 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @1518mom We didn't get a tour of CCM, it was TG weekend but D loved the facilities. Alas, she didn't get in.

    D hated Ithaca. Hated it. Had a headache that came on as she stepped from the car and it left her as we made our way down the valley afterward.

    For theater people, D loved Baldwin Wallace and its facilities, though I thought it looked like a high school campus. They did provide the parents of those auditioning ( over 200) with a delightful, real lunch at tables in a dining room that was old fashioned and charming. That was a happy surprise since you had time to sit for an hour with other parents and visit. It was a very friendly and organized day. A+ for that.

    Penn State was a big hit for her. KU was lovely.

    Biggest surprise was she hated NYU Tisch. She's a city girl at heart but she couldn't stand the crowded lobby or the frenetic activity of the main building. We walked in and made a one minute loop around the ground floor, she said "nope" and we left. The Village is great and the WSPark is nice but the Tisch building where she'd spend all her time was a complete turn off.

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  • fun1234fun1234 422 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    @fun1234 We did try to visit Vandy. We tried to find the campus. It was hard it seemed spread out. It was hard to see where the main campus was could not find any hotels so then we went to the Mc donalds near by. I felt very nervous People were coming up to us and asking for money and as we were leaving someone tried to come up to us another street person. So we took off so fast and headed to find a place to go hiking and traveled to the smoky mountains. It was so fun.
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  • ChembiodadChembiodad 2414 replies21 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @karnmom, Amherst was a "no" for our DD's as well; they even toured twice and nothing changed - funny how impressions are formed...
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  • 1518mom1518mom 441 replies5 threadsRegistered User Member
    @mtmcmt ??I think you must have meant to tag someone else. I don't even know what CCM is! :)
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  • YnotgoYnotgo 3879 replies58 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    For my son it was NYU. He wanted a central campus with access to both engineering/CS and physical sciences in the same place.
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12881 replies242 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    CCM - College-Conservatory of Music (at U Cincy). @1518mom
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  • Tperry1982Tperry1982 1568 replies6 threadsForum Champion Yale Forum Champion
    edited April 2017
    In defense of New Haven (Yale), it was definitely a dreary place when i went 78-82. However, my D is a junior there now and downtown has been revitalized. There are many nice restaurants and trendy stores. It is actually quite the foody place, it was very highly rated nationally. To be honest, unless they are doing some sort of community service/volunteer work, most Yale students just pass through New Haven proper on the way to the train station and that is usually on the shuttle or Uber. I go there often (about to go for my 35th reunion in May) and I will be looking to see how my classmates react to the "new" downtown. People always talk about how much better it is to be at Harvard/Boston. But I know for a fact that Harvard students don't go much past Harvard Square so the vastness of Boston's greatness is lost on them.

    Thank you @SwimDad99 for your comments so they won't think me extremely biased toward my alma mater.
    edited April 2017
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  • bookwormbookworm 8911 replies72 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    All this dislike of MIT. Has anyone actually spent time in Scails? Or BCS, across the street? Both relatively new. They have open areas, and BCS has a green area.
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  • Akqj10Akqj10 276 replies19 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yale, although I have driven by there possibly 500 times over my life, I had no reason to visit, I certainly was never invited. It would have been a big reach, dart throw for my daughter, but we walked around just to check it out. I thought we would drive up and see a sign and drive through gates, we drove in the side into major construction. It's next to a city, I just never knew. The buildings are supposed to be pretty, but I guess just not my taste.
    We have been to MIT twice for the science trivia challenge, this would be second on the list but we didn't actually visit. I like grass and trees I guess. My daughter likes school's she can get into, I guess.
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  • eclptseclpts 30 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    While the Amherst campus was by and large disappointing, the museum of natural history is a beautiful space and quite fascinating. Someone felt the need to spend a lot of money on fancy drawers and cabinets! Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Also consistent with the theme of prehistoric relics, I see they decided on a mammoth as the mascot.
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12881 replies242 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @eclpts You saw the mammoth in the museum!
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