17. Boston University
Few universities located in big cities are much to write home about, but there is arguably nothing about Boston University that is aesthetically pleasing. Not for nothing does BU also stand for “big and ugly.”
16. New Jersey Institute of Technology
What the hell is the NJIT campus, and what does it want? This slapdash, disorganized place is a further blot on the lackluster landscape of Newark. One building looks vaguely like a cosmetics factory festooned with red umbrellas. Another looks like a rainbow of Lincoln Logs. Still another was a former asylum for orphans. And so on, with zero cohesion.
15. Hunter College of The City University of New York
CUNY Hunter is a bleak, cheerless commuter dump designed largely in the architecturally-criminal Brutalist style. Windows are few. The whole setup reeks of the worst aspects of the Carter era.