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What are the stereotypes about your school?

Topic: Student Life | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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I go to school at BYU. Stereotypes are that are school is ultraconservative and strict. People also think of bad stereotypes for us because most of our school is Christian.

Answered by: By Ucoug O. | about 4 years ago
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I go to college in Northern Pa, and our biggest stereotype is that we are all poor hicks. This is not true, we are actually quite intelligent and those who are actually hicks seem to ruin everything with their bad grammar and lack of personal hygiene.

Answered by: Katelynn B. | over 3 years ago
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People seem to think that there are an abnormal amount of gay people at my school. This isn't true at all. Our school probably has just as many gay people attending as do other schools. We have less students than other schools. However, the percentage still remains the same as other schools.

Answered by: Troubador C. | about 4 years ago
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One of the biggest stereotypes of the school I attended was that it was boring and had students who had no social life. It was a Midwest school, and located in a suburban community. However, the truth of the matter is that student had parties off campus and there was plenty to do, if you wanted to do something. It's all about what you want to do.

Answered by: Upallnight I. | about 4 years ago
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That its a bad school because it is a commuter school located in an urban area. In reality it is the safest campus in Ohio, and it has a lot of great resources avaible such as Mac labs, and PC labs, Math assisitance, writing assistance, a olympic size pool, and a new rec center, just to name a few things.

Answered by: Anna2662 H. | about 4 years ago
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I went to Binghamton University (SUNY). People seem to think that the sun never shines in Binghamton. Truth be told it rarely does! We are known to be a "smart" school but there is plenty of partying. The school feels a lot smaller for such a big school, your random groups of friends will intertwine. We care more about Acapella then anything else. Everyone on campus is a basketball fan (not true we just don't have a football team).

Answered by: Keepsmiling F. | about 4 years ago
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My school has inherited the stereotype of being a "party school," and an "easy school." This is due to a large number of affluent suburban kids coming here after they flunk out of a much more expensive, exclusive school. Nobody seems to notice when those same kids flunk out of my school a year later for treating it like it was "easy" or a "party school." Despite their reputation, schools are what the student makes of them. Reputations should be ignored; a "bad" school can be perfect for some, a "party" school can be a refuge for study. As a college student, it is your responsibility to ensure that you get all you need out of your education.

Answered by: Apalmer822 B. | about 4 years ago
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That we're all rednecks. Sure, some are. But it really shouldn't matter on a campus, because we're all here for the same reason - to learn. We do party, but we don't get rowdy. And there's so many out of state and international students, the term can't even be applied to us.

Answered by: Ant B. | about 4 years ago
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People seem to think that all of the people who heavily socialize will not do well in classes. This isn't necessarily true because there are plenty of people who are excellent at balancing academics with a social life. There are a few, however, who don't succeed at this.

Answered by: Socialist N. | about 4 years ago
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I attend the University of Mississippi, commonly referred to as Ole Miss. The main stereotype about my school is that everyone is a snobby, rich brat. Yes, there are students whose parents buy them everything they've ever wanted. On the other hand, there are many students who have worked hard to get where they are.

Answered by: Kasey1720 S. | about 4 years ago
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Pilots are dumb. Engineers are smart and introverted. ROTC members are meatheads. Like all sterotypes they do not always occur.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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I went to Lehigh University and the biggest stereotype for my school was that we were a bunch of nerds. There was also a stereotype that we were snobby, which was somewhat true. We also a reputation for being pretty smart.

Answered by: Bitchstewie U. | about 4 years ago
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I go to an aviation school the general consensus is that pilots are stupid. Engineers are smart and introverted. Anyone who isn't a pilot or an engineer is stupid.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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I recently graduated from a community college and a common stereotype was that community colleges are not as serious as a four year institution, which is not true (though I admit some of the teachers are not serious). Another is that community college is for stupid students, which is highly untrue because many people had honors and very high GPAs (one girl was only 13 and honors, taking the highest math they taught). And, lastly, the stereotype that being in greek honor clubs was better and for smarter students. Not true because all you had to do was pay to get in.

Answered by: Mayell U. | about 4 years ago
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The stereotypes are that its too big, there is too much partying and not enough regulating the masses, but also that its a good academic school with a lot to offer.

Answered by: Smames30 Q. | about 4 years ago
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Sterotypes at my school are that engineers are all world of warcraft addicts. The pilots in my school are booze hounds. The ROTC people are all jarheads who don't know right from wrong.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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I attended Utah State University, and our stereotype was of a major party school. The rumor when I attended was that we were ranked in the top 10 party schools in the country by Playboy magazine. Whether this was true or not, I never did find out! I did obtain an excellent education there, and found the classes rigorous and challenging. There was definitely a party element there, but I don't think it was overwhelming. I think there was a true focus on academics, and USU does have some very fine colleges.

Answered by: Froydis B. | about 4 years ago
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At EMERSON COLLEGE, there are many humorous stereotypes about the students, most of which are based on some truth. We have a very high gay population, and one stereotype is the "gay by May" legend-- That if you come in to the school straight, you'll be gay by May, when the year ends. Another is that everyone smokes at Emerson. There are a whole lot of students that smoke outside of the dorms, and it's very apparent since our school is in downtown Boston, however not everybody at the school smokes. Another stereotype is that everyone that goes to Emerson is a hipster. This was based on truth but it's a truth that is slowly but surely decaying, especially with the new on-campus living rules that Office of Housing and Residential Life is instating, requiring students to live on campus through junior year-- Guess all the hipsters aren't cool with that idea and would rather go to school elsewhere. However, there are many artists at our school, since it's a school for the arts, so you'll find diverse personalities around every corner.

Answered by: Salem Boy142 D. | about 4 years ago
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My school is pretty strange. Professors are there just to get paid not to teach kids something. One of the stereotypes for my school it is to go there only by those who do not know where else. To be honest, it can be said for 30 percent of the students. Another stereotype is that my school is easier than others, which is not true, all schools are the same.

Answered by: Alex23 U. | about 4 years ago
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I attend Wellesley College in Massachusetts, which is an all-women's college. Some of the stereotypes that I've heard about the school are that all the students are lesbians, feminists, stuck-up, anal-retentitve, and do school work non-stop. I've also heard that Wellesley students are promiscuous, and chase, sometimes steal, the male students from the surrounding co-ed schools in Boston, Cambridge, and other parts of Massachusetts.

Answered by: Wellesley Girl P. | about 4 years ago
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I go to Savannah College of Art and Design, so we get a lot of arts stereotypes here. Most people see that students as weird or different, as many of them are very self-expressive. You can find a lot of trendy/hipster kids here as well.

Answered by: Brittanycalla X. | about 4 years ago
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Well I go to Texas State and the stereotypes are basically the same as most other schools: party school. It's true, we do party...but what school doesn't?! You may also occasionally hear of the uh...Bobcat Bumps..(so use protection...)

Answered by: Jimm34 Z. | about 4 years ago
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A lot of people think that the school I go to is easy. While this may have once been the case, it is certainly not the case now. I wish people would give my school a shot, I am a very intelligent person, and I enjoy my school!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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The stereotypes about UCSC is that we're all kids who smoke marijuana all the time since we started the whole 420 thing. This is not true and there are many students who do not approve of it. I guess all the UC schools are considered extremely liberal but there are definitely conservative students here who also share their opinions.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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The one main stereotype about my school is that it is brutally cold. Unfortunately, this is pretty true. For most of the year it is very cold, but that just makes the summer months all the better. If you can't handle the cold then you shouldn't apply, but don't let it scare you off if you enjoy winter. People still have a good time when it isn't as nice out.

Answered by: Steve5858 L. | about 4 years ago
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SBU has a stereotype of being a boring school. It also has a reputation of having a large population of asian students. it is also known as a very well known science school.

Answered by: Gff X. | about 4 years ago
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That we're rednecks. We're not. We might live in a redneck are, but we're here to learn and there's nothing redneck about that.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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I attend Wellesley College in Massachusetts, which is an all-women's college. Some of the stereotypes that I've heard about the school are that all the students are lesbians, feminists, stuck-up, anal-retentitve, and do school work non-stop. I've also heard that Wellesley students are promiscuous, and chase, sometimes steal, the male students from the surrounding co-ed schools in Boston, Cambridge, and other parts of Massachusetts.

Answered by: Wellesley Girl P. | about 4 years ago
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I go to Savannah College of Art and Design, so we get a lot of arts stereotypes here. Most people see that students as weird or different, as many of them are very self-expressive. You can find a lot of trendy/hipster kids here as well.

Answered by: Brittanycalla X. | about 4 years ago
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Well I go to Texas State and the stereotypes are basically the same as most other schools: party school. It's true, we do party...but what school doesn't?! You may also occasionally hear of the uh...Bobcat Bumps..(so use protection...)

Answered by: Jimm34 Z. | about 4 years ago
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That it's a total party school. While we do tailgate hard during football season, we're really a pretty studious bunch, too. The actions of a drunken few shouldn't influence the opinion of a school as a whole.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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A lot of people think that the school I go to is easy. While this may have once been the case, it is certainly not the case now. I wish people would give my school a shot, I am a very intelligent person, and I enjoy my school!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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The stereotypes about UCSC is that we're all kids who smoke marijuana all the time since we started the whole 420 thing. This is not true and there are many students who do not approve of it. I guess all the UC schools are considered extremely liberal but there are definitely conservative students here who also share their opinions.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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The one main stereotype about my school is that it is brutally cold. Unfortunately, this is pretty true. For most of the year it is very cold, but that just makes the summer months all the better. If you can't handle the cold then you shouldn't apply, but don't let it scare you off if you enjoy winter. People still have a good time when it isn't as nice out.

Answered by: Steve5858 L. | about 4 years ago
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SBU has a stereotype of being a boring school. It also has a reputation of having a large population of asian students. it is also known as a very well known science school.

Answered by: Gff X. | about 4 years ago
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That we're rednecks. We're not. We might live in a redneck are, but we're here to learn and there's nothing redneck about that.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Well, on May 4th, 40 years ago there were shootings at my school leaving many students injured and 4 dead. The stereotypes for my school is "They are all just a bunch of hippies" Either that or a "party college" Academically though, we are known for our fashion and art progrmas.

Answered by: Lucyb00 O. | over 4 years ago
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I went to the University of Iowa which has a bad reputation of being an extreme party school. However, there is so much more to do on campus like live concerts, outside screenings of movies by the Old Capitol building, and art showings. There are so many activities on a daily basis that have nothing to do with drinking that I wish I would have taken more advantage of while I was in school.

Answered by: 123hawk456 H. | over 4 years ago
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For my particular school, we have a reputation as a 'party' school. In my experience, every college is a 'party' school. I'd say we don't party anymore than any other college in the US.

Answered by: Ecupirates08 R. | over 4 years ago
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Being an Ole Miss student, the sterotypes are pretty bad. They believe that all the students are rich kids that could care less about anything other than themselves. The Fraternties and Sororities are known for being ridiculous and running the campus which is, to some extent, true. Everyone also believe that the school has lots of racists people and that we're stuck in the past.

Answered by: Rx Josh I. | about 4 years ago
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The stereotypes about my school, Georgetown university, is that it is a school for wealthy elite white kids whose parents have too much money. This is basically true except for the slew of rich foreign students who also attend. It's actually pretty diverse thanks to a stellar foreign relations program.

Answered by: Syereotypeme J. | about 4 years ago
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That it's a total party school. While we do tailgate hard during football season, we're really a pretty studious bunch, too. The actions of a drunken few shouldn't influence the opinion of a school as a whole.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Many schools have certain stereotypes. Some schools have the reputation of having extremely good sports teams, and some have the reputation of being the worst at sports. Some schools have the reputation of being considered a "safety school" and some are considered "reach schools". When you hear the names Harvard and Yale, you typically think of the difficulty it takes to get in.

Answered by: Rancor202 X. | about 4 years ago
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