America's Ugliest College Campuses

These college campuses emphasize brains over beauty.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA

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Not only did architect Paul Rudolph cleverly disguise a concrete spaceship as a college library, the founders had the wherewithal to hide it in plain sight in Massachusetts. This much beloved and derided structure dating back to the early 1960s is an icon of Brutalist architecture—and got some welcome renovations in late 2012. This summer, construction began on a 22,000-square-foot expansion of the Charlton College of Business' new Learning Pavillion. Clearly, the campus is hoping to redeem itself with the so-called "architectural gateway" that will cost an anticipated $15 million, and conclude in fall of 2016. Ivy Leaguers need not feel smug; Rudolph also constructed Yale’s hulking Art and Architecture Building. 

America's Ugliest College Campuses

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA

Not only did architect Paul Rudolph cleverly disguise a concrete spaceship as a college library, the founders had the wherewithal to hide it in plain sight in Massachusetts. This much beloved and derided structure dating back to the early 1960s is an icon of Brutalist architecture—and got some welcome renovations in late 2012. This summer, construction began on a 22,000-square-foot expansion of the Charlton College of Business' new Learning Pavillion. Clearly, the campus is hoping to redeem itself with the so-called "architectural gateway" that will cost an anticipated $15 million, and conclude in fall of 2016. Ivy Leaguers need not feel smug; Rudolph also constructed Yale’s hulking Art and Architecture Building. 

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