America's Ugliest College Campuses

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These college campuses emphasize brains over beauty.

Georgia State University, Atlanta

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The design of some GSU buildings may be deliberately trying to send a message: who needs windows in a library, anyway? You should be reading books. The university is entwined with a gritty section of downtown Atlanta. Still, there are some unexpected benefits: “Georgia State University is what keeps downtown Atlanta alive. Many of the corporations in Atlanta provide connections for many of the students and eventually become our employers,” says a student on Unigo.com. Oddly enough, the most attractive feature on campus may be the 2-year-old, 18-hole championship golf course: a 167-acre stretch of green.

America's Ugliest College Campuses

Georgia State University, Atlanta

The design of some GSU buildings may be deliberately trying to send a message: who needs windows in a library, anyway? You should be reading books. The university is entwined with a gritty section of downtown Atlanta. Still, there are some unexpected benefits: “Georgia State University is what keeps downtown Atlanta alive. Many of the corporations in Atlanta provide connections for many of the students and eventually become our employers,” says a student on Unigo.com. Oddly enough, the most attractive feature on campus may be the 2-year-old, 18-hole championship golf course: a 167-acre stretch of green.

Bob Pardue - Georgia / Alamy
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