Emory University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Christina

Preppy and snobby rich kids from Long Island. This is something I did not find detrimental to my experience at Emory, nor did I think a lot of my peers fit this category. Everyone here is pretty nerdy in terms of studying hard, but I would say mostly everyone knows how to have a good time, especially the Greeks. Greek life is pretty big here and I think there are a large percentage of people rushing both as freshman as well as upperclassmen. Also, a lot of the stereotypes reside in Asians being a large population here which is very true, but they tend to stick to themselves. And yes, the stereotype of rich white Jew from Long Island and NYC can be found here, but why does that even matter when Emory is so diverse? There are a good number of each race represented at Emory. You can definitely find groups of people to hang out with any given time, you just have to open minded and willing to meet people. Mostly everyone here is Pre-something, Pre Med, Pre Law, Pre Health and it is true of this stereotype. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Christina

Preppy and snobby rich kids from Long Island. This is something I did not find detrimental to my experience at Emory, nor did I think a lot of my peers fit this category. Everyone here is pretty nerdy in terms of studying hard, but I would say mostly everyone knows how to have a good time, especially the Greeks. Greek life is pretty big here and I think there are a large percentage of people rushing both as freshman as well as upperclassmen. Also, a lot of the stereotypes reside in Asians being a large population here which is very true, but they tend to stick to themselves. And yes, the stereotype of rich white Jew from Long Island and NYC can be found here, but why does that even matter when Emory is so diverse? There are a good number of each race represented at Emory. You can definitely find groups of people to hang out with any given time, you just have to open minded and willing to meet people. Mostly everyone here is Pre-something, Pre Med, Pre Law, Pre Health and it is true of this stereotype. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Christina

Everyone here is pretty nerdy in terms of studying hard, but I would say mostly everyone knows how to have a good time, especially the Greeks. Greek life is pretty big here and I think there are a large percentage of people rushing both as freshman as well as upperclassmen. Also, a lot of the stereotypes reside in Asians being a large population here which is true, but they tend to stick to themselves. And yes, the stereotype of rich white Jew from Long Island and NYC can be found here. There are a good number of each race represented at Emory though. You can definitely find groups of people to hang out with any given time, you just have to open minded and willing to meet people. Mostly everyone here is Pre-something, Pre Med, Pre Law, Pre Health and it is true of this stereotype. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Daniel

Northeastern, jappy, Jewish, rich, Ivy-league rejects

Ryan

Rich with their heads in the clouds

Brennan

Some see Oxford College as inferior to Emory College--the four year institution of Emory University.

Sarah

They're all rich and spoiled.

Gail

Very "jappy" and don't have a lot of school spirit.

Sara

That you have to have a fancy car and a nice expensive bag.

Steve

Everyone who goes to Emory is pre-med. We're all rich kids. It's mostly white kids

Melony

People say that Emory students are just rich and snobby. They are highly competitive, and they don't know how to have fun.

Brett

Most of the stereotypes have to do with the large Jewish population. Things like, "The Jewish girls are JAPs(jewish american princess)" or "the Jews are taking over the school".

Stacy

Probably that the student body is stuck up and unfriendly.

Brett

rich, jewish, smart

Scott

Mainly kids from northeast especially New York area and Jewish. Rich kids who like to go out and have a good time but also know when to focus on their work.

steph

all brown people and smart rich kids

dylan

cliquey, rich, snobby

Lizz

They are rich and privileged. They are lucky to have "Coke money." I'm told some students are unhappy that there are now so many Jewish students on campus. I personally have no problem with this.

Sam

That we are Jappy bitches that walk around spending their daddys money all day, (esp. people in AEphi)

Chris

They are all upper class. A lot of them are stuck up.

Gene

SNOBBY, JEWISH, PRETENTIOUS

Andrew

That they are well-educated. It seems like the school is overwhelmed by kids from the northeast when in fact there is a good amount of students from all over the country and even a good share of foreign students.

Mel

the main thing that bothers me is that yes, the majority of people here are Jewish. But the terrible thing is that everyone who is not Jewish refers to them as JAPs if they even slightly resemble a spoiled son or daughter. Recently I heard someone call a girl JAPPY even though she was not Jewish. They continued to describe her as the stereotypical JAPPY daughter from Long Island and the accent and gotty accessories. It really bothered me because I am Jewish except that I am not a serious practicer of my religion, but since my mother is Jewish I am also. I have started taking it more personally because everyone refers to the large population of Jewish population of Emory students.

Kaitlin

A lot of people think that we are all nerds and that we are always studying.

Ami/Amy

1. Everyone is rich. 2. Different cultural groups stay with their own groups.

Nick

Very long island. Southern nerds. A lot of asians. Ugly girls.

Eric

Smart, Wealthy, Mostly Jewish

Scott

Preppy, Rich, Jappy, Jewish/ from Long Island

Meredith

A lot of the kids are Emory are wealthy. Emory is very jewish, specifically very jappy. There is really no social life outside of the greek scene. Emory students are pretty dorky.

Ben

significantly Jewish and teeming with JAP's-Jewish American Princesses. racial divisions prevail. hardly southern, mostly consists of students from northeast, particularly Long Island and Westchester. Primarily pre-med and business students.

Amanda

-jappy -conceited -jewish -queer -non-athletic -heavily populated by new yorkers

Antonio

"Ivy League" of the South Emory is a well kept "jewish secret" Emory girls are all japs and wear tights and a t-shirt everyday. All emory students are rich and from NY.

Matt

Emory kids come from New York and the Mid Atlantic. people are either pre med or business students. Alot of Asians but you dont see them much outside of the Library.

maverick

Japs

Andy

rich and spoiled, highly segregated,

Aaron

White, jewish, spoiled, upper middle class to upper class.

Robbie

That many students are spoiled rich kids, everyone is from New York and Boston and it's filled with Jews. Also, all the girls are ugly.

Daniel

Long Island trashy kids and a lot of Jews

reid

they are all jewish or asian and from new york

Jordan

All New York Jews, Huge Greek Life

Jody

Jewish, Long-Island, wealthy

Matt

A lot of jewish students. A lot of minorities. General population is smart.

Abe

All from Long Island, All Asia, Ugly Girls, Bad Food,

Robert

Jewish, Asian, Jappy, Wealthy, Long Island Jew

Josh

Jewish. Lots of New Yorkers who are snobby. Nightlife is a good time.

Ari

Some of the stereotypes about Emory and Emory students are that the students are very rich and jappy, and that all of the students are from Long Island.

Adam

-a lot of snobby long island new york jews -very good undergrad business school and pre-med programs -greek life is very prominent

Michael

very jappy and stuck up

Brian

long island, jappy,

Noah

Long Island, NY, Jappy, Second-Tier Students (academically)

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