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Recently, The New York Times showcased the worst dorms ‘you’ll never see on the Campus Tour’. And that’s what the Typical Student team is going to tell you about!
What Are These Places?
These places are the residence halls. They literally stand in stark contrast to many other buildings today’s institution showcase to lure students on campus.
"Built in the middle of the last century or even earlier, they have survived to shock and dismay new freshmen with their cinderblock aesthetic and dingy common rooms," Times reporter Vivian Yee writes. "Air-conditioning is a distant luxury. Bathrooms are nasty, crowded and few."
The Most "Loathed" Dorms Around The Country:
Quadrangle Hall, at the University of Iowa, is slated for demolition in 2017.
Quadrangle Hall is almost 100 years old. Here is how it looked in 1923:
Here is Hill College House. It is one of the largest dorms at the University of Pennsylvania.
It was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen. "Not your best work sweetheart," says one of the students.
Next, here’s Cornell University, an Ivy League school, which is also in the list.
And here’s why:
Each dorm houses seven students sharing a bathroom.
That’s what students should do to place their goods somewhere.
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