Davidson College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Laura

A freshman male student explains Davidson stereotypes.

Laura

Sophomore female student talks about Davidson stereotypes.

Joe

Most people think Davidson students never stop working. I'm not sure but I also think that it sometimes gets the prep school reputation.

Kristin

academically rigorious, hard-working, study all the time, good relationship with the community

Jamie

That we are all wealthy, white southerners. That we're conservative. That we are workaholics.

Cara

Some people think Davidson students have to be the children of alumni, wealthy, and/or very smart. On campus, students have a reputation of being stressed out but always willing to keep working.

Andy

Polos and pearls. All type-A: work hard, play hard. Extremely involved in community service. White. Christian.

Lorie

We are absurdly friendly, preppy, and we work really really hard.

Alex

Preppy, rich, homogeneous, snobby, southern, pretentious, studious, smug.

natasha

I think there are some stereotypes that we are ridiculously conservative and typically southern, but in some sort of bad sense. I would say most people think Davidson is a relatively wealthy school with students who don't know how to relax and enjoy themselves because they're too busy studying.

Blake

Preppy, smart, and predominantly white

Sean

smart, down to earth, dependable, honest

Bryan

All white, too much work, grade deflation, all rich

David

There is a stereotype that Davidson has a ridiculous amount of work with impossible grading standards. There is also the stereotype that the students are very snobby and have an undue sense of entitlement.

Dylan

In library all the time Can't have fun Awkward

Sam

That all Davidson students are uptight workaholics. That Davidson is really preppy and full of snobby rich kids. That Davidson has a ballin' basketball team.

Tom

Some common stereotypes of Davidson College are that students have 1)too much work and 2)students are obsessive about grades and are super competitive.

Charlie

That we study all the time and don't ever par-tay.

Marie

That they work all the time, don't have any fun, and are WASPy

Ben

I would say the biggest stereotype is that Davidson is a nerdy college without much social life and students who do nothing but homework.

John

Davidson students are a bit anal about grades. All nighters are normal. Library is the second home of many students.

Ryan

I would say some stereotypes about Davidson is that there is not much diversity here, that it is mainly rich white kids.

Ryan

Some stereotypes portray Davidson students as rich, white, arrogant, athletic, and moderately religious.

Allison

We work all the time, non-stop.

Sarah

People think we work really hard and have grade deflation...I once heard Davidson described as a J-Crew campus...At Davidson, everyone seems to believe that there are only two types of relationships: random hook-ups and committed, long-term, attached-at-the-hip relationships.

Megan

Davidson is ridiculously hard and that Davidson students study all the time. Also that Davidson students are preppy.

Terry

That all Davidson students do nothing but work.

Kent

Davidson students work and over-work all throughout the semester. Everyone is busy all the time.

Nick

Davidson, at least in the west, has the image of being old-school, southern and preppy.

Kate

-They work all the time and never have fun. -They are rich, Southern, white kids.

Tate

The two biggest stereotypes about Davidson are its free laundry service and academic difficulty. A stereotype I had coming in to Davidson was the percentage of its student population that is from the South.

Blake

That Davidson is a lot of work and students are working all of the time

Tracy

1) All we do is work. 2) It is a very "southern" school.

Lauren

Too brainy. Athletic. Friendly. Type A. Religious

Carson

We are a really small college, so people think we don't know how to party. We're all white, upper middle class Southerners with some hippies mixed in the lot.

Quin

Academically hard. Students study a lot because there's a lot of homework. good at basketball. great laundry services.

Allison

Preppy, fairly religious, wealthy, all the girls wear black pants and pearl earrings, a country club school, really hard academics

Cory

They work very hard, they are type-A, they are organized.

kate

That they are nerds, get intense about work, but at the same time they play hard.

Katie

That we're all preppy snobs or awkward nerds.

Andrew

The biggest stereotype I hear is that we are all type A.

Blake

preppy, Southern, really hard working

Joe

Wealthy, white, Southern, private-school educated, workaholics.

Emilia

Davidson students are white, high class, blonde, skinny, conservative, traditionalist, and presbyterian

Christine

The most prevalent stereotype is that Davidson is just a bunch of Southern nerds. All we care about is grades and how our low GPA will affect us in the "real world". Also, there is the idea that our social lives do not exist and we don't party.

Darry

that we study are always in the library... another stereotype now - Steph Curry

Deanna

That we are nerds and don't know how to have fun

Jessie

preppy, stuck up, cocky, smart

Elizabeth

I think the most common stereotype is that all of our students are affluent white athletes or that you either "hook up" or get married in a relationship here.

Charley

Davidson students are obsessive type A individuals who work too hard to be well-adjusted.

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