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Old 11-27-2017, 09:50 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I was walking around Georgia Tech University this past Saturday, and noticed how dense it has gotten and how it has grown, over the past 6 or 8 years. Then I started wondering what other campuses are so dense that they feel like small to medium sized cities in their own right, in terms of building density, and new growth and construction within the "campus limits."

University of Arizona is my alma mater, and it is like a smaller dense city within Tucson itself, and is an absolutely terrific example of one of the nicest density campuses I've been on.

What other university or college campuses in the US would rank as being smaller dense cities themselves--I know many fall into this category, but wondered what other super dense campuses come to mind?

Dense Campuses (those I've personally visited):
University of Arizona
UCLA
Columbia University (has benefit of being in Manhattan though)
University of Tennessee
TCU
University of Georgia



Also, what campuses could use much more density and infill?
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Arizona State- Tempe and the campus all seemed rolled into one.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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"...could use more density and infill"? Density is a good thing? I thought you were going in the opposite direction with your observations. Open space is very attractive, IMO, especially when well-landscaped, with perhaps a few "natural" areas, for contrast. The University of Washington campus in Seattle has always had quite a bit of open space, though that's been changing, in the last 15 years, or so. But the additional buildings have been on the periphery of the grounds, so nothing has changed closer in. It really hasn't changed the character of the campus. The university has also acquired more land adjacent to the campus, so there's room to expand, without affecting the integrity of the core campus.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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I was walking around Georgia Tech University this past Saturday, and noticed how dense it has gotten and how it has grown, over the past 6 or 8 years. Then I started wondering what other campuses are so dense that they feel like small to medium sized cities in their own right, in terms of building density, and new growth and construction within the "campus limits."

University of Arizona is my alma mater, and it is like a smaller dense city within Tucson itself, and is an absolutely terrific example of one of the nicest density campuses I've been on.

What other university or college campuses in the US would rank as being smaller dense cities themselves--I know many fall into this category, but wondered what other super dense campuses come to mind?

Dense Campuses (those I've personally visited):
University of Arizona
UCLA
Columbia University (has benefit of being in Manhattan though)
University of Tennessee
TCU
University of Georgia



Also, what campuses could use much more density and infill?
One correction.

As a graduate of Georgia Tech (as it is more commonly known), I've got to say that its correct name is the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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I will say that I've made a few trips up to the University of Akron in Ohio and I've always been impressed with the size. I think it has more to do with the size of the city around it and the fact that the University makes up a good chunk of that city.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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I was walking around Georgia Tech University this past Saturday, and noticed how dense it has gotten and how it has grown, over the past 6 or 8 years. Then I started wondering what other campuses are so dense that they feel like small to medium sized cities in their own right, in terms of building density, and new growth and construction within the "campus limits."

University of Arizona is my alma mater, and it is like a smaller dense city within Tucson itself, and is an absolutely terrific example of one of the nicest density campuses I've been on.

What other university or college campuses in the US would rank as being smaller dense cities themselves--I know many fall into this category, but wondered what other super dense campuses come to mind?

Dense Campuses (those I've personally visited):
University of Arizona
UCLA
Columbia University (has benefit of being in Manhattan though)
University of Tennessee
TCU
University of Georgia



Also, what campuses could use much more density and infill?
NYU is pretty big and dense.
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