While the University Center (UC) is a favorite among students, there is a general consensus that all of the academic facilities at Carnegie Mellon are exceptional. The library and all of the academic buildings are open for students all night during the school week, and almost every building has some sort of eatery. Hunt Library is another favorite, mostly for the fact that it has a café that is open whenever the building is—perfect for the all-nighters that CMU students are used to suffering through. The only academic building that is not pleasing to most students is Wean Hall, the home to a majority of the science departments. Wean's concrete walls and prison demeanor differ greatly from the attractive architecture of every other academic building on campus. Walking through this building, you are most likely to see a T-shirt on a sleep-deprived student who probably lives the CMU stereotype: "Sex kills. Come to CMU and live forever."
Outside of the academic buildings (there aren't many), CMU has the UC and Skibo Gymnasium. The UC is a favorite because it is kind of a one-stop shop. There are two fitness rooms, racquetball courts, full basketball courts, a 25-yard pool, a diving pool, a convenience store, the bookstore, and the art store. There are multiple ATMs, eating centers, and lounges. CMU students usually do nothing but rave about the UC; however, reviews about Skibo Gym are completely different. The weight room is really cramped, and nonvarsity students get kicked out when a team needs to train. The court inside the gym is well-kept; however, the other arenas and training spaces look like they probably did when the building was erected in 1924. To top it all off, the weight room closes at 10 p.m.—that's basically the "afternoon" in CMU time, so most student just stick to the UC.