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Saint John Fisher College

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What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The stereotype at St. John Fisher is that the students are diverse, welcoming, and studious. Fisher is very big on promoting diversity with all of the different clubs and activities available. If there isn't already a club for something, Fisher is great about starting something new. Most students fit the welcoming stereotype if you are open to meeting new people. Starting conversations before class is normal and, although bumping into people in the dining is expected, it is usually followed by a smile and a quick apology instead of the terrifying repercussions that Mean Girls would suggest. Fisher is a very studious campus, but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything fun to do on campus. There are a wide variety of events going on all the time and it's easy to find something to do when you just need a break from studying and homework.

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The primary stereotype at Saint John Fisher college is preppy. A majority of the students which attend this institution do not pay for their education because they come from well bred families. Family structures which can afford the luxury of permitting their child(ren) to become a professional full-time student. Thus, this allows students the time and energy to engage in extra curricular activities.Therefore, even though a majority of the students are associated with the preppy stereotype, this is a singular lens which extends outward into multiple identities. However, the students of this college are not defined by a stereotype. They embrace the opportunity craft their own identity which is the college's primary objective.

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The stereotype that St. John Fisher College students have is that they are very friendly and hard working. All of our academic programs are challenging, but your classmates are always willing to help with assignments and projects. You can walk around campus and expect a hello and a smile from everyone you see. Our school is also a very sports oriented one so there are a lot of sports people on campus, but there are no "clicks." Everyone is very friendly and willing to lend a hand if you need it. Fisher is also a very accepting community that makes sure there is something everyone can be involved in on campus.

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The predominant stereotype is that Fisher students are preppy, spoiled kids from wealthy families. I consider myself a member of the 'Goth' subculture, and was prepared to feel slightly out of place at times because of this at Fisher. While it is true that the majority of Fisher students could be considered "preppy", never once has my aesthetic choices or different lifestyle posed an issue with my classmates or instructors while at Fisher - the primary concentration is always on education first. I have made some excellent, lifelong friends - in fact, my "preppy" freshman roommate is now my very best friend.

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I think the primary stereotype of St. John Fisher College is that the school is filled with upper-class guys and girls who believe they are privileged over others. The college is located in Pittsford, NY one of the wealthiest towns in the state. Many of the other surrounding towns and neighborhoods in the greater Rochester area are wealthy as well and it is safe to say that the majority of students are from the Rochester area.This coupled with the high cost of tuition creates a stereotype that the students here are "snobs"

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The common stereotypes associated with students at Fisher are jocks, preps, and upper-middle class white students. These stereotypes are true of most at my school, but there is still a broad range of students that do not fit into these categories. Instead they are artsy, studious, or partiers. While Fisher is a small school, it still encompasses a huge variety of students with diverse interests and personalities, and that is part of what makes this school compatible with all kinds of prospective students.

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The stereotype at Fisher is generally preppy students. I would say that for the most part this is accurate, but there are certainly some exceptions, as is to be expected.

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