America's Ugliest College Campuses
B.O'Kane / Alamy
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
The message to students at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology is that the school will “settle only for excellence.” Buildings designed by none other than Mies van der Rohe support that mission. Unfortunately, the parts of campus that double as an office park would beg to differ. Even the addition of the Rem Koolhaas–designed McCormick Tribune Campus Center railway station fails to impress. Students ranked IIT the thirteenth least attractive in the Princeton Review survey of 387 campuses.