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Been to most - in order of the stadiums I liked best:
Haven't been to Neb or Purdue - Rutgers or MD. Really enjoyed ND's stadium, as well.
Get off my lawn.
Seems like I'm missing some, but that's what comes to mind.
Really? Penn has some of the coolest academic buildings I've seen. Place looks like effin Hogwarts.
MSU has a good campus. Pretty spread out/long walk from place to place with nothing exciting in between. It's scenery is good too, but not the best in the Midwest. I like MSU and East Lansing, but I don't think of it as the cream of the crop campus in the Midwest.
Notre Dame, Ohio State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin are all better from my experience and from what I have heard.
IU, Purdue, MSU, UM, Northwestern, Illinois, Wisconsin. IU and Wisconsin are by far my favorite. Northwestern's location on the lake is great, but campus itself wasn't very memorable to me. I love AA and the architecture at UM, but it's more city than campus. A lot of people don't like Illinois, but I thought it was nice. Purdue sucks. If all of MSU were like West Circle, it'd be amazing. Unfortunately most of the parts that aren't West Circle are visually awful.
Well-traveled, I like it! Sounds like some good weekends.
Totally agree with your last tidbit. I love MSU's campus, but parts of it. I think many MSU students regurgitate the stereotype that MSU is beautiful all-throughout. One has to admit that there are some incredibly homely buildings and inconsistent architecture. Admin Building, Biochemistry (the older one), Geography, most of the dorms, etc. I understand that MSU had to build some of these in a hurry to keep up to speed with the rapidly increasing student population and the time period that growth occurred in was the 1960's (which in my opinion was an awful decade for architecture), but some of the buildings are downright hideous. I love West Circle, Snyder/Phillips, Natural Sciences area, Old Horticulture, etc. though.
B1G Football: MSU, tOSU, Illinois, Wisconsin
B1G Basketball: MSU, tOSU, Northwestern
B1G Campuses: MSU, tOSU, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers
Non B1G Football: Cincinnati, South Florida, Toledo
Non B1G Basketball: Cincinnati, Xavier, Dayton, Memphis, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, UCLA, Louisville, Kentucky, Georgia
Very good point. I recently visited a relative who goes to Ryerson in Toronto (yes, it's Canada but I'm making a point here). Not much of a campus but they think it is beautiful. One cool thing though is the University bought Maple Leaf Garden and converted it into a rec center.
Research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing - Werner von Braun
Physically spent time on the following campuses:
North Dakota State
Grand Valley State
Lake Superior State
St. Cloud State
St. John's (Minn.)
St. Mary's (Minn.)
St. Cloud State
I've visited all the B1G campuses except Purdue and PSU plus both Rutgers and Maryland. I love the MSU campus but, as some have said, it is pretty typical of a lot of college campuses. There are some fabulous features but then there are areas where you kinda scratch your head. So it is really hard to say one B1G campus is that much better than another. I think it's funny to see people compare campuses based on going to a football or basketball game there and never actually walking the campus. tWife and I love to visit college campuses when we travel and have been to well over 100 - big and small, famous and not so famous, beautiful and rather pedestrian. However, there is nothing like walking around a college campus, getting a tour from a current student and learning all the interesting facts about the school and its history. Personally, we are big fans of the smaller east coast colleges in beautiful settings like Bowdoin in Maine, or Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts or Middlebury in Vermont.
I would only agree about Harvard. That was a HUGE disappointment. Yale was what I expected but I'm not a fan of New Haven. Penn actually has a very nice campus but it's not in the best neighborhood, Dartmouth is my favorite (but I also worked there for a few of years so I'm biased) and Princeton is my next favorite. Brown is also very nice. Columbia to me was rather middle of the road. Cornell is a nice campus but nothing special although walking the trail through the gorge and along the waterfalls is very cool and the view from the art museum on the hill is awesome.
I spent 8 years at UCLA and love the campus but I wouldn't put it above MSU. Some parts of campus are very nice but others are meh. Westwood is pretty nice. Stanford is very nice with some very interesting architecture. What's nice about the campus is a fairly consistent architectural theme and some nice green spaces. Also, Palo Alto is a very cool town. If you want some very cool settings though, check out Pepperdine or UCSB.
Wisky, Scum, & NW
"Stats are for Losers." - Pat "Nardawg" Narduzzi
Still liked MSU the most out of the 4, but may be a little bias
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
Been to Minnesota and Purdue. Purdue's fans are all nerds too.
I'll answer for the troll TheSoupNazi tonight,
PSU, OSU, UM, Northwestern, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Wasn't a fan of Illinois' campus. Thought Northwestern's and PSU's were very nice. Also Columbus is a nice city, better than i thought it would be. Wisconsin was my favorite city/campus combo, the B1G really has some nice campuses.
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