What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?
When most people around the tri-state area think of a Rutgers University student, they may categorize the student into a certain stereotype, which usually ends up being false. The most dominant stereotype of a Rutgers University student is “partier” perhaps because of College Avenue and its plethora of fraternity and sorority houses which host a good amount of parties throughout the school year. This categorization may be true for some students here, but the majority of students do not fit into this group. It is true that once Thursday rolls around, you may see more students roaming the streets of New Brunswick, New Jersey looking to satisfy their social cravings. This is usually true for all colleges and universities around the world, especially for freshmen who are looking to make new friends and experience independence. However, these “party people” definitely do not comprise the majority of students at Rutgers University. You will find a huge array of students in the libraries across campus, captivated by their textbooks as well as others hanging around dining halls or campus centers. There are always a variety of options here at Rutgers University, and parties are not at the top of that list. It is about prioritization, and from what I have seen, most students at this university value grades and education over partying. With the new additions popping up all over campus, I think that this stereotype will evolve throughout the years and shine a brighter spotlight onto what Rutgers University truly aspires to be: diversified.