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What school was unexpectedly your least favorite when you visited?


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

  • GnocchiBGnocchiB Registered User Posts: 1,684 Senior Member
    Just hoping that @Porcupine98 will keep posting now that s/he is on such a roll!
  • porcupine98porcupine98 Registered User Posts: 1,554 Senior Member
    OWU also had a medallion. Or maybe it was an archway. Or a rock. I forget.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 15,206 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: 558 Member

    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: 1,917 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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