36. Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Year Built: Various (Founded: 1900)
Key Architects: Various
Carnegie Mellon is a prestigious university. The school has been called "a place for over-achievers." This focus on studying and the lack of extracurricular activities translates to a school that doesn't pay much attention to the architectural beauty of its campus. There are common complaints that the campus is in dire need of updating its design, and judging by the overbearing and imposing architecture, it seems like the complainers may have a point. If only the school could elevate their campus to the same level as their academics.