Without question, with the exception that some of the "doves" might actually be bats.
Basically. We don't have that much diversity in the school, and the boy population is null. You can find the smaller, diverse groups on campus -- if you look hard enough.
Academically, students truly are pushed to excel and rise to the occasion, for the most part. In reference to the stereotype that we are all sheltered and baptist, that is no necessarily true. The majority of the campus is definitely protestant but there are a diverse range of Christian beliefs.
I've graduated from Samford, and I have to say that most of my friends were very different. Some of them were very rich, and some of them were on scholarships. About people being religious, I would say that I met more people that were struggling with their faith or had nothing to do with the Gospel than religious ones. It is true that Samford girls are beautiful in general =) . . . and well, about the diversity, we are still working on that. But the fact that I am from Nicaragua, and that I had friends from Croatia, Jordan, Lebannon, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, England, and Scotland and all of them went to Samford shows that Samford is moving in a positive direction.
More so than I could have imagined. Samford is a great school but no one understands that college should be a time were you get away from your parents and begine to think for your self, and samford does not do this. If you go to samford you will go from the protective atmosphere of your parents home to a more productive atmosphere of this gates school. Everything is regulated with rules ang regulations far more strict than any other school in this area.
A lot of them, yes.
Not entirely. Although most students have a suburban background from a Southeastern state, the scholarship commitees have made efforts to expand diversity. In fact, I have known many classmates with inner city, rural, and community college backgrounds who have recieved generous scholarships.
Most students come in with an understandably conservative worldview. Most of our faculty are relatively liberal but this works out well because many students leave the school with a more open-minded moderate worldview.
While Greek Life does play a dominant role on this campus, there are many other ways to get involved. I was an independent and my senior year I was elected to class office. 75% of the student body is independent.
I don't think stereotypes are ever accurate... you can't judge thousands of kids by one phrase.
For some, yes. For MOST, definitely NOT. I'm not this way (we don't really have money to pay the tuition even), and my friends aren't this way. Of course you run into the stuck-up, snooty ones, but they do not constitute the majority...and you can always choose not to associate with them. People think everyone here has a "better than you attitude" probably because the tuition is so high, many students' parents are wealthy (not mine)... the location, academic integrity, and care we take for keeping up the campus. They assume you've got to be uppety to come here and remain (you do have to be on your toes academically), but it's better to see for yourself rather than believe the stereotype.
Not all of them. There is a preppy atmosphere at Samford but I don't believe it to be much different from most colleges in the South. Samford is primarily white kids, but there is also a good number of other races represented as well. Most people here are wealthy, but again, not everybody. And finally, there are some pretty strict rules but they are not hard to follow.
No stereotypes are completely true, but these stereotypes are pretty accurate -- for most of the student body. However, if you look hard enough, as with any university, there is diversity, whether in upbringing, religious and political beliefs, etc. And Samford should definitely not be confused with a Bible college - most of the faculty don't hold to the conservative line, and overall, the student body is more tolerant of diversity than many other Christian colleges out there.
To an extent - yes these stereotypes are true. Samford is a school with a student body of mostly white students (however the school is working hard to have more diversity). Not everybody at Samford is a Christian, but most are. There are a lot of people who have had everything in life handed to them on a silver platter, but there are many more people who come from families that aren't extremely wealthy. Although Samford is not racially diverse it is still filled with students from a wide range of backgrounds and countries.
There is not a curfew at all and don't know where that one comes from. Being a small private university, Samford is much different from state schools or even other colleges. But, not everyone fits into this stereotype. You aren't going to find one stereotype to put all the student body in. As for the students being very smart, I would comment that Samford is very challenging and the student body works very hard to meet the requirements.
No, but some aspects hold true. Most Samford students are conservative Christians, and we do have students who say they are tolerant of other people whose actions say differently. Many Samford students will shut their mind if their faith is challenged.
Yes. For the most part.
I wouldn't say that they are. It is not a radical community, but neither is it a prudish, overly restrictive one either. The only thing that could be considered religious about the school is the fact that you have to attend convocation a certain number of times thoughout your stay at Samford. However, you can receive most, if not all, of your required credits by attending other events if you didn't desire to participate in the convocation services.
Like in any institution, these types of students do exist at Samford. However, there are many students with varied religious and political views who come from different backgrounds. I do not consider myself close-minded, rich, conservative, republican, Southern Baptist or sheltered, yet I fit very nicely into Samford's campus.
I do think that this stereotype is accurate for a fairly good amount of students but it definately does not apply to all or even half.
Not absolutely but alot of them are accurate with a majority.
Samford is mostly caucasian and the majority are upper-middle class but not everyone is a Christian although you might not know it because people just say they are even if they're not. People do party but it's not prevalent on campus.
there are quality people here. sure, i'm not best friends with everybody on campus, but people know my name and i love knowing that i'm an important piece of the puzzle here. of course, there are day-to-day ups and downs, but i wouldn't trade my experience here for anything.
The stereotpe that says all Samford students are Christians or stiving to actually live for Christ is false. That's not true for every student here.
The stereotype about marriage is very true.
No, there are many Christian people but there are also a lot of wild children around campus who party and drink a lot.
Not all girls are prissy and up tight who dress up everday and put on their best show for everyone.
A lot of girls have had their first kiss and a lot of girls are no longer virgins...STDs run around this school like every other.
All but the closet drinker one.
In some ways yes. However, I have not run into many Bible-beaters in my 4 years at Samford. We do live in a bubble, but I think that is just because we are at a Christian University. But we all still have problems...some just mask it better than others.
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