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Nicest and Ugliest Campuses?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gorrillaunit18, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Hello everyone! Sooo...I'm just curious which medical school campuses are the nicest and which ones are the "ugliest."

    Thanks!
     
  2. funkydrmonkey

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    This is very subjective...It depends what kind of architecture you like...

    Also, sometimes the outside looks nice, but the inside is really ugly...
     
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    Beauty is in the eyes of the bee holder.
     
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    Oh there are some ugly campuses/buildings. Some places are wedged into old crappy buildings buildings or basements of hospitals. I'm not going to name which ones though.
     
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  5. Man you're picky.;) Ok, which schools are the nicest on the outside?
     
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    Well so far I have found that Vandy is lovely, UCSD is lovely, Duke is just plain stunning, Sinai is a beautiful building (but it IS one building, it's also in NYC though) and Stanford's alright (beautiful area but old facilities, except they're building a whole new med school I think so that'll probably be nice)
     
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    Did you find Duke that pretty? Honestly, I don't remember how it looked almost at all. Vandy, I remember loving. Wasn't a fan of Feinberg. Georgetown's area was beautiful, but the med school facilities were not that great.
     
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    upenn is really nice and green too.. harvard is nice but very "harvard". einstein is rather green and ncie too.
     
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    Well the undergrad campus is so pretty, and it's really just right there, so I pretty much clumped them together. I also got totally lost in the Duke gardens and by the third Koi pond I was just like "wtf?!"
     
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    WashU felt like my grandma's house. Which was kinda cool. Oak walls, yellow linoleum floors, scent of old lady perfume permeating the air. I honestly expected to see a large elderly woman in a moo moo come out from around the corner at any minute with some home cooked cous-cous it was that old school. Cozy place.
     
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    I don't think any medical campuses are particularly stunning, all the ones I've seen have just been really modern looking hospital and research buildings. Varying degrees of newness and fanciness but when you boil it down they all really just look like a typical hospital(except peds hospitals a few of those can be kind of neat looking).

    If we're talking the whole university, and thus including the undergrad campuses, I would say Vanderbilt. It's like a giant park, and the buildings are pretty nice looking too.
     
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    It looked like a castle, that was enough for me! Freaking sweet diggs.

    I doubt you're going get to many nominations for ugly, who wants to diss an adcom's school by accident? lol :laugh:

    I think the general trend is that the more "rural" campuses tend to be prettier, mainly because they aren't strapped for space like schools in the heart of big cities. For those who aren't used to the slight utilitarianism necessary for schools like that, I can see why a huge, spacious campus with lots of green things can be considered aesthetic. The urban campuses tend to be either compact or built up, which can give them the sense that they are cramped.
     
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    UNC is pretty nice except theres alot of contruction going on now....Brody was kind of crappy IMO
     
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    Vandy was awesome

    MCG, ehhh it was alright.

    Wake was nice, and in a cozy area as well.


    Edit: Oh and since I live close and see it alot; Emory is SICK, new medical building is gosh darn ridiculous, and as with many private schools (especially since its in pseudo-suburbia) many other aspects of the overall campus are beautiful as well.
     
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    There was a pond?!

    The problem with Duke was that I didn't get a chance to tour the campus.
     
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    Im partial to UNM. But im biased.
     
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    City Campuses:
    Cornell = beautiful buildings in the swank upper east side of NYC!

    Suburban/Town Campuses:
    Yale = nice looking georgian and neoclassical (Sterling Hall) buildings interspersed with huge modern buildings. I liked it.
     
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    yale medical campus is unprotected from the undergrad area... nothing pretty about new haven
     
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    i thought the whole uva campus was very beautiful. the medical area is not the focal point however
     
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    Yeah, UVa has a beautiful campus!!!
     
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    I think UCLA is has an awesome med school. I am a bit biased though..:rolleyes:

    Vandy was beautiful, and who could not love the arboretum that is the Vandy undergrad?

    I really liked Pitt. I liked how it was all sprawled across the hills of Pittsburgh...

    UTSW had a cutting edge campus where almost every building is new or being rebuilt/ redone/ retouched

    Maryland was very new and it had nice facilities

    UCSD, except for the ugly brown wooden building was pretty nice, although not the best

    El Paso was nice and new, but the area surrounding it=:hungover:

    Galveston HAD by far the most beautiful med school, but alas its fate is up for grabs:(

    SLU was rather dinky, but it was not that bad

    SUNY Upstate was really nice on the outside, but I like that kind of architecture

    SUNY Buffalo was a concrete jungle...not very nice

    UCSF (I have not interviewed here, but I visited it over the summer) was UGLY with a capital U... I hated the campus...
     
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    You gotta give the Library props though, whatever you think of new haven.
     
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    I liked what I saw of Drexel, though there was definitely a feel of "modern building with an attempt at using brick to make it look classier."

    Maybe it was the snow, but it was really pretty.
     
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    But it is true. Outside vs inside can be completely different! Plus the classroom facilities vs clinical facilities are different.
    In general, for those that end up interviewing at both MD & DO schools, they'll find that DO classroom facilities as well as clinical skills labs tend to be much nicer & more modern as a trend. Probably because they are newer.
     
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    Oh there were MULTIPLE ponds. It was that ridiculous.
     
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    Ones that stick out in my mind are Vanderbilt and SLU. Vandy was probably the most beautiful campus I visited. I didn't really like SLU's look from the outside; however, I interviewed on a pretty ugly day so I bet it's really okay on a sunny day.
     
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    for city, Cornell is my winner so far. Their facilities are beyond gorgeous (dorms are hideous though)

    UPitt was beautiful too. The hills make it look like a postcard
     
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    Ugly = Toledo.

    I LOVED the school, but the buildings were concrete and blah.
     
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    whats wrong with concrete? would you rather the buildings be made out of spaghetti?
     
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    UNC's campus is absolutely beautiful. There are tons of open spaces and trees and stuff. UAMS is just a big hospital complex, so there's not much of a campus to speak of.
     
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    dartmouth is really really nice as well...the hospital is like a 5 star hotel.
     
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    Augh... that sucks, cuz I wont get to tour the hospital cuz I have to get back to Manchester for my flight at 5...
     
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    Georgetown's medical school is adjacent to the undergraduate/graduate campus, and it is gorgeous. Basically the entire area is as swanky and posh as can be.

    I haven't interviewed at Cornell, but I've heard the area around it is urban perfection.

    VCU has a great medical center in downtown Richmond, but the feel is definitely calmer and more relaxed than one would expect.

    SLU = totally fug.
     
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  35. urban - Cornell

    suburban - Stanford

    rural - Dartmouth
     
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    Vermont - One of the prettiest locations (Burlington) and brand new facilities. First in my book.
     
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    Seconded! But I think that everything New Mexican is amazing.
     
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    Aww, are you serious? I really liked the UCSF campus. I think the buildings look really nice nestled against the hills (being high up also gives the great perk of amazing views of the city--including the anatomy lab :D). I also thought that the Kalmanovitz library where they have you go in the morning is really pretty.
     
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    ours should be in the running for the worst. Old buildings, construction, and there is no theme whatsoever: some brick, some cinder, some whitewash, some glass, and some blackpanel. And in the middle of campus is the childrens hospital, which is supposed to be shaped like a boat. I don't see it.
     
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    Really? I think Sinai (Annenberg) is one of the ugliest buildings in the city (and is often voted as one of the buildings in NY that should be torn down). Fortunately, students spend most of their first 2 years looking out, and no doubt it has some of the best views of any med school hands down. The actual inside of the building is very nice. As far as the city, I think Cornell has the consensus (but Sinai wins the housing war).

    I also really liked UCSF. I need to be in a city, and I think it's a nice mix of green, some space, and a nice but (relatively) cheap neighborhood to live in. Plus I'm a library mole and I LOVE the library, best asset if you ask me. Clinical Sciences building is kind of 70's fab for my taste.
     
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    The hospital tour is around lunchtime...I think you'll be missing the tour of the Hanover campus. Trust me there's no way they'd let interviewees miss seeing that gorgeous hospital!
     
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    Have none of you been to Emory?? Unbelievable..
     
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    How was Hopkins?

    You guys are going to make me look into Vand lol.
     
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    I've trained in Baltimore, Maryland for swimming this past summer and I happened to visit Hopkins. The medical complex is really nice. Modern buildings, a decent amount of green, Emoryesque IMO. HOWEVER, the area surrounding the medical school is a hell hole!!! You're essentially in spitting distance to the state prison, the housing available near the school is horrible and extremely sketch. Not sure if you've heard of it but The Wire is filmed on location not far from the school. I think for the most part, the city was really a patchwork of sketch and decency that depended upon which block you were on and how far you traveled on said block.
    Again these are just my somewhat limited observations, the best thing would be to take a trip for yourself before you apply just so you don't waste a few hundred bucks applying and then hating the location.
     
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    Definatly will consider traveling there this summer. I have some volunteer work, but I should be able to squeeze out of state for a weekend or so. I was afraid of the area AROUND the school, as I have not heard great things about Baltimore. Hopefully I find it a little more appealing :D.
     
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    Retsage, come on man!

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    Duke Chapel
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    Duke Gardens
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    And, of course, Duke Hospital
     
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    There are those Koi ponds I know and love!


    Oh and Rabbit: I agree that from the outside, Annenberg is truly hideous. I guess I was referring to the inside. I really really loved the Guggenheim Pavilion...sigh....
     
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    Wow, the Annenberg building is a monstrosity. Yikes.

    Oh, and boo Dook. Yay Heels!
     
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    As a NC resident and born and bred Tar Heel Fan, I have to give props where they are due and Duke wins the beautiful campus war against Chapel Hill. If I recall they shot scenes from the first Harry Potter movie at Duke Chapel. HOWEVER UNC is the basketball team from God and Duke won't even come close in the war for best ACC Bball team. Can you say National Champions...? :)
     
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    Yeah, Duke does have a beautiful campus. *grumble*
     
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