Carnegie Mellon University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

David

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Jesse

Geeky, socially awkward, smart.

Andy

they are all brilliant, overworked nerds

Chris

Nerdy

Ryan

Everyone is brilliant, everyone is a geek, everyone is driven, everyone is awkward, everyone is a work-a-holic

Jesse

We're all nerds Thousands of dollars are lost in WoW bets each day on campus CS majors have larger penises than football players We have hot professors

Heather

The students are mostly nerdy, socially akward boys.

Tristan

Nerdy

Brianna

We're rich snobs, smart geeks or fabulous drama/art students.

Alex

CMU students are nerds

Amanda

Everyone thinks CMU kids are completely nerdy and uncool. But the truth is, every college has people like that. You just have to find your group of people that you really click with.

Alonzo

We have no fun. We are all nerdy.

Laura

We're nerds. Not very many attractive people on campus.

Alex

A lot of people think that we're nerds who don't do anything but play computer games together.

Jake

They are not especially attractive or athletic. Seems like most are foreign. All of them are geeks/nerds.

Miriam

1. Very few girls 2. All Geeks

Alex

CMU is well known as a Computer Science school. As such, many of the stereotypes associated with CompSci students apply-no social skills, spend all their time in their rooms playing WoW, that kind of thing.

Lauren

We're all nerds and we all love computers.

Ryan

Nerds, don't party, socially inept, work work work!

Jason

CMU students are allegedly geeks and study all the time. Their are also stereotypes that people don't care about hygiene.

Brett

The girls are unattractive and tthe students have no social life.

Cody

About boys: the odds are good, but the goods are odd. We are all trapped behind books. The girls are a D+ Sex kills, coem to CMU and live forever

Robin

We are total geeks. We enjoy the company of computers to that of large crowds. Our parties are more likely to by LAN parties than keg parties.

alex

Nerd, computer oriented, intelligent

Mark

That we're all a bunch of nerds that sit in dark rooms in front of our computer and play Counter Strike or WoW all day and night. That we're all really good students that study when we can tear ourselves away from the computer.

Andy

That CMU students are all CS majors without girlfriends and who never shower.

Alexa

Everyone is Asian, ugly, smelly, and anti-social. All we do is study, there are no parties, and everyone is boring.

Jennifer

The stereotypes are that CMU is such a difficult school that students do not ever have a social life. CMU students are classified as nerds who just sit in there rooms and study all the time.

Paul

Nerdy, unwashed, insular virgins. Also, Korean students smoke a lot.

Becca

CMU students are supposedly geeky and antisocial. Many people think that there is no social scene at CMU and think that there are no parties or anything like that.

Edmund

"CMU hot. That's like Pitt smart." CMU students are awkward socially and can't get girlfriends to save their lives.

Lauren

That they're really competitive, not-fun, sit in their rooms all day and work, constantly stressed and don't sleep often because they have so much work. Drama majors are loud, CS majors are reclusive

Danielle

Ugly girls, impossible academics, all asian student body, no partying or partiers, social hell

Jody

The biggest stereotype about CMU would be that we're all a bunch of nerds...even Bill Cosby told us that when he was the keynote speaker for Graduation in 2007. Another common stereotype is that CMU is known for requiring a lot out of its students when it comes to academics.

Maggie

CMU is often stereotyped as extremely academically challenging and the students are thought of as nerdy and socially awkward introverts.

Alonzo

students are nerdy

Nico

incredibly nerdy and antisocial, cant hold a conversation with anyone but a computer

Liz

That they're antisocial, awkward, and all-around dorky.

Tony

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Liz

No social lives, weird, unattractive

Libby

They are all geeks, they have no fun, they have no social skills.

Alex

very nerdy, socially awkward, smart

Andrew

That CMU students are a bunch of international students, video-game geeks, and computer science freaks.

Parker

The stereotypes are that CMU students are smart and UGLY.

Julian

Dorks. Boring. Ugly. Intelligent.

Madison

Incredibly nerdy and hardworking, as well as having no social life.

Katie

Nerdy

Colleen

Nerdy

Maggie

The students are very secluded within their majors. People believe everyone here is really into their work and that makes for a really intense atmosphere. People believe drama students would never mix with computer science students, or design majors would never be friends with engineers.

Rach

CMU students study all the time and never have fun, CMU only has a good engineering program

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