Before I came to Miami, I didn't know much about the university, and I was essentially dead set against it. It was in Ohio and I was pretty sure I wanted to go to school out of state. Also, I had heard that Miami was a school full of snobs, people who all dressed the same, talked the same and were, pretty much, the same. They were perfect, or at least they seemed to be, and perfection is hard to measure up to. It was called the J Crew U--a place peopled with popped collars, Northface Jackets, Ugg boots and the latest one I have heard, "Barbies and Kens." More importantly, Miami is known as a party school-and I was not a partier.
Snobbish-Very Preppy. The boys usually wear polo shirts of various colors (the popular color being pink) with a popped collar and won't talk to a girl unless they are a size 6 or smaller. The women are always dressed in some sort of uppity fashion because jeans and a t-shirt is unacceptable. At 7am, these girls are dressed to the nines. Also, on Thursday nights, don't even think about studying or working because you are expected to be Uptown and drunk.
The big stereotype of the Miami student is that all Miami students are rich, white kids who wear leggings as pants, Ugg boots, and Northface jackets. I've seen a lot of this at Miami, but the same time, they're not the majority of students. You can find students of any race, religion, creed or whatever you're looking for at Miami University.
Most of the students at Miami are white, upper-middle class, Catholic and pretty conservative. Girls are all very preppy and pretty much only wear North Faces, Uggs, leggings (as pants, of course) or anything brand name. Most guys are jocks and dress accordingly. A lot of students can be snobby. A lot of students are involved in Greek life.
Miami is homogenous and everyone either wears North Face, J. Crew, Ugg, or some other highly fashionable name brand. Students are rich. Students must join a sorority or fraternity in order to be accepted on campus. Students party a lot, and everyone goes to the bars on Green Beer Day.
I remember one girl telling me that she thinks most of Miami Hamilton's students don't even want to be here. She saw Miami as an obstacle instead of an opportunity. Another stereotype of Miami Hamilton students is that we couldn't get into Miami Oxford so thats why we're at Hamilton.
The stereotype of students here at Miami is that we are very materialistic and wealthy stuck up students who come from the east coast. We also have the reputation of being sorority and fraternity "frat stars." We get made fun of a lot.... but these stereotypes aren't always true!
Every college and university has stereotypes, and Miami is no exception. Often Miami students are thought of in terms of a stereotypical or homogenous look. Sometimes dubbed "J. Crew U" by outsiders, people may tend to think that all kids dress one way or dress up for class.
Stereotypes: J-Crew U. Northface jackets, ipods, and Ugg boots abound. Miami girls wear their heels to class and uptown every night of the week, and Miami frat boys share sexual conquests over dining hall food.
The most commonly known stereotype is that we are J-Crew U. We're all preppy, stuck up, upper class kids. We lack diversity and have an abundance of fratastic boy and snobby sorority sisters.