Harvard University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Mel

study all the time, participate all the social activities, a little bit crazy

Lia

Very smart, hard-working, social

Tristan

talkative, aggressive, arrogant

Kris

stratified and segregated

Emily

Nerdy, competitive, cold, focused

Mike

Preppy, smart, wealthy, cut-throat competitive.

Corey

highly competitive, overachieving students; a faculty that is disinterested in undergraduate education

Jamie

We are flawless, smart. but also that we have no common sense.

Greg

That we all wear monacles, vests, and top hats, that we all own yachts, and that we all tell time by looking at our pocketwatches. More seriously, probably that we're all overachieving type A personalities who work ourselves to death. Also, that we're incredibly nerdy.

Jennifer

Harvard students are perceived as snobbish, arrogant,rude and a group of wealthy students, in their own world.

Alex

Harvard is for only smart, wealth, typically Caucasian and Asian students

Steve

Very rich, very preppy, intelligent, and white or Asian.

Blake

bookworm, overachiever, i-bankers, premeds

Parker

smart but nerdy or elite and snobby

aj

snobby, rich, pretentious

Isabell

disciplined, ambitious

Jerry

rich, smart, nerdy, socially inept

Ryan

snobby, rich, arrogant

Andrew

Geeks

Matt

That they are nerdy, super preppy, and super smart.

Brett

Work too hard, not social

Kyle

They study hard and party hard, they are all overachievers, there is major grade inflation at Harvard,

Parker

Wealthy, pompous, antisocial, arrogant, smart, diverse, dynamic, busy, passionate

Willow

Geniuses, super intense, world leaders.

Gene

Stereotypes say that Harvard students are rich, snobby, and look down on people who don't go to Harvard.

Andy

Harvard is the most stuck-up place I have ever been. I think there are the following kinds of students: 1)pre-meds+crazy freshman+most asian girls who get away with everything because of all those asian fetish TF/CA etc. These people study so freaking hard, if you take a class with them, you have no chance to get a better grade than these people. they work and work and work everyday without a life and they occupy the prof, TF whenever possible, Office hours, sections, after classes. I have seen these people who copy homework from me and then check with a million other students and then do not tell me what I did wrong and the TF give them a perfect homework score but give me a low one just assuming I did not work hard enough because I did not talk to them enough. These people have no lives, they do exactly what their day is going to be like tomorrow before sleeping the day before. you can see them showing off a full calender that looks like a busier schedule then GW Bush. you can't even meet with them for dinner or sth, because they already have too much study to do. this group captures 50% people, I think. 2)rich people who can not care less about things, party people. 3)lazy people who try to hang on to complete the degree,they may be super smart though. 4)super smart people who are also OVER achievers. these people will apply to all good law schools, all good med schools, and get all the on - campus recruiting interview spots and HOLD ON to ALL the offers so that no one else has a chance. They try so hard at everything,e.g, when they are clearly already getting into Harvard PhD because they have a very very super good relationship with the prof he is applying to, they still fly around the country interviewing for Google, Goldman Sachs, and claim to friends that these top-notch job offers will be declined because they are just back-ups. these people are like supre rich people holding on to Every single penny they pick up from the street and they are such losers. All they have to show off to their friends is what they have Over achieved and they are disgusting.

Lorie

*Pretentious *Study all the time *Rich *Very difficult *Fantastic living space (apparently in Korea "Harvard" is like a big palace) *Immensely talented and brilliant

Tristan

We don't know how to have fun. We're all uberbusy. We'll all get high paying jobs. We're all really rich.

joanna

People think we're an elitist institution and that students have a sense of entitlement. They also view Harvard students as snobs and being stuck up, super wealthy, preppy.

Akilah

Competitive, snobby, etc

Cassie

They study all the time, are very nerdy and intellectual. Harvard students don't have the best social skills, and are poor athletes. They're also not very attractive and don't have great fashion sense.

Dani

They are obsessed with their work and themselves.

Devin

Nerdy, Sex-deprived, super smart, stuck-up

Gene

They all are smart, rich, and don't know the meaning of the word 'humble.'

Cody

Students: Pretentious, arrogant, self-serving, preppy, exclusive; intelligent, professional, I don't know, things like that.

Van

Rich, white, WASP-y, and old money; elitist, entitled, and snobbish; collar-popping and arrogant; smarter-than-thou with 4.0s and perfect SATs (but no social graces). No wonder I’ve rarely received positive responses when telling strangers that I attend Harvard ;)

Shelby

We are smart, privileged and rich; we dress better than MIT students.

Frances

Harvard is supposed to be the "gold standard" of education; essentially, this implies that if you go here, you're brilliant and set to do brilliantly in life. Harvard is known to be a rich school full of opportunities. It is also known to have grade inflation; many have the idea that the hard part of Harvard is getting into it. Harvard students are stereotyped to be geniuses or at least people engrossed in academics. They are expected to be very hard workers who "don't have a life" and who don't party, do drugs, or have sex much. People assume Harvard students are preppy and rich.

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