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Offline WileECoyote06

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50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:52:06 AM »
Really?  There is absolutely NOTHING amazing about Wake Forest's campus.  Have they ever visited Hampton or Tuskegee?  I will say that Elon does have a beautiful campus.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 12:02:43 PM »
Elon? I mean it's pretty and all but........Oh well!   To tell the truth, I've never been on a college campus I did not like, they all are special places.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 12:06:45 PM »
I don't know about #1 though.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 12:10:58 PM »
Pepperdine @ #4?  This list has no credibility if Pepperdine is only @ #4.  Elon? Kenyon? Sewanee?  Seriously?.... :tiptoe:



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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 12:12:41 PM »
If Elon is #1, they need some better pictures to justify the choice....
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 12:25:24 PM »
.........well, I'm disappointed none of our HBCU's made the list.  I've never had the pleasure of seeing Hampton, but everyone that I talk to who HAS all rave about the beauty of that yard.  I have seen Tuskegee, and it really is a picturesque campus, and FULL of black history.

I've seen several of the schools listed in the Top 50, and they really ARE beautiful.  But, sorry, fail to find the "beauty" at Florida State University.  :shrug:  Indiana University in Bloomington is a VERY lovely campus.  The movie, Breaking Away, was filmed on that yard in the late 70's.  I spent the summer of '77 on internship in Bedford, 20mis south of Bloomington, while an undergrad at FAMU.  I spent many a weekend on IU's yard that summer, so the movie is one of my favorites and very dear to my heart.  And as I'm sure many of you know, IU is also where Kappa Alpha Psi was founded in, what, 1911?

Finally, the University of the South (Sewanee) is listed as No. 1.  Mrs. Strike and I have been on the yard several times, and we are so impressed with its beauty that we wanted Ms. Strike to apply there.  She did not, but it really is a striking campus.  It sits on a mountain in Franklin County, TN, near Chattanooga, and kept so clean that you are hard pressed to find as much as a chewing gum wrapper on that yard.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 12:32:44 PM »
.........well, I'm disappointed none of our HBCU's made the list.  I've never had the pleasure of seeing Hampton, but everyone that I talk to who HAS all rave about the beauty of that yard.  I have seen Tuskegee, and it really is a picturesque campus, and FULL of black history.

I've seen several of the schools listed in the Top 50, and they really ARE beautiful.  But, sorry, fail to find the "beauty" at Florida State University.  :shrug:  Indiana University in Bloomington is a VERY lovely campus.  The movie, Breaking Away, was filmed on that yard in the late 70's.  I spent the summer of '77 on internship in Bedford, 20mis south of Bloomington, while an undergrad at FAMU.  I spent many a weekend on IU's yard that summer, so the movie is one of my favorites and very dear to my heart.  And as I'm sure many of you know, IU is also where Kappa Alpha Psi was founded in, what, 1911?

Finally, the University of the South (Sewanee) is listed as No. 1.  Mrs. Strike and I have been on the yard several times, and we are so impressed with its beauty that we wanted Ms. Strike to apply there.  She did not, but it really is a striking campus.  It sits on a mountain in Franklin County, TN, near Chattanooga, and kept so clean that you are hard pressed to find as much as a chewing gum wrapper on that yard.

FSU was the other one I wanted to mention.  I can't peg their criteria . .. .quite honestly, I'm hard pressed to understand how UNC is so high on the list.  Their hospital area looks like it will transform into Trypticon.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 01:04:54 PM »
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 01:25:15 PM »
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 01:33:21 PM »
I have never liked Wake's campus for some reason. That is not saying it is not nice BUT something is just missing or maybe it is just the vibe on that campus that I don't particularly care for.

I need to visit Elon to see what the fuss is about. During my entire time at A&T I've never stepped foot on that campus so couldn't tell you the first thing about it.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 01:40:47 PM »
FSU?! Seriously? wow.

Wake's campus is nice, but it doesnt blow your mind lol.

Elon is nice too...
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 04:24:06 PM »
Don't get me wrong Elon is very pretty, it is like being in a landscaped forest. If you like that kind of a thing then you will love it. I'm more of a Harvard, Princeton, Duke kind of a person. Unique architecture, gardens, squares........I don't really focus so much on how a campus looks but on how it feels. That is the very thing that impresses me so much about Shaw. During my second week on campus, when I was alone walking across campus, I discovered the feeling. It is a feeling you don't get everywhere you go. As pretty as UNCG is, it does not have a warm inviting collegiate feeling.    UNC has it, Duke does also. A&T does not at all. The  WSSU of old use to have it.  This is going to shock many but Fayetteville State has it. I can't say that about NCCU because it feels a little too busy and congested. Even though Shaw is in downtown, you don't feel like Raleigh is overpowering it. St. Aug. feels good too.

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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 05:00:19 PM »
If any HBCU should be on the list, it's Hampton.  Not trying to sound like a homer, but the lack of water on TU's campus is what makes it a close second to Hampton in overall campus beauty.
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 06:17:04 PM »
Kenyon is up my way.  Not feeling it like that.  Heck . . .there are 10 schools here in Ohio that look like that. 

If you have Emory . . . then you also have to have Tulane, don't you? 

Also . . . I love the stark contrast of Columbia U. against the grit of the city.  It opens up, and there is green space, and stately buildings that you wouldn't think are there. 

Hampton would represent very well here.  From what I have seen of some recent pics, so would JSU.  Small campus, but Spelman is taken care of, and has a nice backdrop. 
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Re: 50 Most Amazing College Campuses
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 06:21:18 PM »
I would have to add Prairie View A&M and Alcorn to the list. I think PV has one of the best campuses out there.
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