If all the stuff surrounding the trees is disgusting, doesn’t that say something about the college? You decide for yourself.
Dartmouth is gorgeous, and the whole region around Lebanon is quite scenic. My old alma mater (University of Maine at Orono) featured a lot of rectangular brick buildings, but the facades, the ivies, the gardens, the greens, and the trees made it beautiful. The organist in my band was a horticulture major, and he was responsible for the maintenance of the university's green house, where his apartment was located. I worked on the grounds crew one summer, and after mowing for a couple of weeks, I got transferred to the small crew responsible for planting ornamentals and flowers around the buildings, and we'd trim or rotate out older plants, plant ground-covers, etc. If Maine had a year-round gardening climate, I would still be doing that kind of work. It was very satisfying. The on-line virtual tour of UMO does not adequately convey how pretty the campus is. As you walk along the quad, the library and the trees dominate the view, and the student union comes into play, but as you approach or walk alongside these buildings (and all the others!) the plantings dominate. Since UMO was a land-grant college, there is a nice agricultural program and a tendency to keep the place nicely landscaped. Of course, since we are in Maine, the short growing season offer summer-students, fall returns and visitors during those seasons the prettiest surroundings.My ex-husband left Yale to attend Dartmouth because he liked the Dartmouth campus better and liked the party atmosphere.
Gotta say BobG, that campus should have made the list. Taste? Ah, not so much...
Considering there are only 39 colleges in the US :tongue:
Don't leave out the Camden campus. It missed the ugly list because it is way too bland to be considered ugly. But Camden is not so boring as all that. It just seems that way because it is next to that Baghdad on the Delaware, Philadelphia.And, perhaps if he spent a little more time at Rutgers, he'd know that there's more to it than just that downtown campus...a LOT more to it. That is the ugliest of the campuses, but the other FOUR campuses are gorgeous, and each has a different style. There's the open lawns, forests and trees on the Douglass and Cook campuses, the more modern architecture and "high tech" feel of the Busch Campus, and even an ecological preserve on the Livingston Campus.