Feb 3, 2022 - News
University of Minnesota ranked among "ugliest campuses" nationwide
Bad news for the Gophers — according to pop culture site Complex, the University of Minnesota is among the 50 ugliest college campuses ever.
What's happening: The Twin Cities campus ranked 18 on the list published last fall, though Complex didn't share its methodology.
What they're saying: "The Brutalist architecture is heavy and impersonal, making the campus feel uninviting," Complex wrote.
- The author applauded the school for its recent Pioneer Hall dorm renovation.
Flashback: It's not the U's first roast. Travel and Leisure Magazine rated the campus among the nation's ugliest in 2013.
Thought bubble: As a class of 2020 grad … yeah. It's pretty ugly.
- Walter Library's gorgeous ceilings and a few renovated buildings like Bruininks Hall are alright. Everything else is horribly dated. (I'm talking to you, West Bank.)
- Hot take: I love the controversial Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum.
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