Hey, I’ve been looking into the various colleges, and the basic information given about each has been nice and all, but I have a question that the pamphlets won’t answer: Which schools have a reputation for what kinds of people? Where are the preppy rich kids, where are the hippies, where are the dungeons and dragons kids, where are the drunken jocks, and where are the
outdoorsy health freaks, etc…? Although I’m sure each college has some of everything, I just want to know where I would fit in the best.
awww, you must have just stepped out of the film ‘mean girls’, where the cliques are neatly labeled for you. don’t come expecting such simple divisions, colleges don’t work like that. i would even hazard to guess that a large population of students have no idea why they’re choosing their specific college. others make decisions based on residence or academic programs or scholarships, not always reputation. you will find different kinds of people at every college, hopefully some of who you will be compatible with. your delineations of ‘preppy rich kids, hippies, D&D kids, etc.’ don’t really exist. i have met all kinds of students cool and uncool from every college.
it’s possible that you may be particularly suited to a college, but you’d have to tell me a little bit about yourself. otherwise i don’t know whether you’re a jock or a hippie….though in reality students tend to group up according to subjects of study, extracurricular interests, country of origin, etc….don’t think that your college is the only place to make friends.
i consider myself a free agent of this whole college system. i work at one, lived at another, and hang out at all of them. if i could’ve done it all over again, i would have picked UC or Vic. if the college system means that different colleges have their own ‘character’ (facilities and funding), i’d go with the colleges that seem to have the most resources for groups and events and such. UC has big comfortable couches at their student-run cafe, more comfortable than other colleges. once again, couches win the college debate.