Skidmore College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Reg

Well, people think we are a bunch of white entitled kids, lazy and obsessed with meaningless art. This is, however, not even close to the rich diversity of student life we have at Skidmore.

Dan

Most people tend to stereotype Skidmore students as hipsters and artsy students. While this holds true for a small percentage of the student body, it is largely inaccurate.

Ben

Skidmore students are potheads with rich parents and has very little diversity within the student body.

Brendan

Artsy, creative, fun, and different.

Andrew

Pot-smoking rich, artistic hippies.

catherine

hippies, pot-smoking, rich, smart, creative

jane

eh...stoners

Megan

Hippies. Artsy.

Kate

Preppy, rich, Jewish, Liberal, self-involved.

Alex

It's a hippie/ hipster school where everyone smokes pot and majors in art.

Michael

very clickey, and snobbey

laura

Skidmore students are really artsy.

Chris

Students think that the campus is hippie, apathetic, trendy, intellectual, and creative.

Jess

Skidmore students are seen as very liberal, hippie-ish, and very smart. They are percieved as major environmentalists as well.

Krista

pot smokers, artsy, largely Jewish student body, wealthy, homogeneous, liberal

Rebecca

being a pothead, party-er, super liberal, rich white kid.

Ben

There is a split between artsy Liberals and northeaster broes.

Melinda

hippies, smoking pot, rich kids

Michelle

Skidmore students are known to be artsy rich kids from the tri-state area. They are also said to be very laid back, easy going, and non-competitive. While most students at Skidmore are not quite over-achievers, they still are pretty involved in on and off campus activities.

Hannah

People think Skidmore is full of liberal, pot smoking, hippies. People also tend to think that Skidmore is pretty artsy.

Phil

Hipsters, Far-Left, Reefer Madness, NY Japs with unoriginal wardrobes of leggings, oversized shades, uggs, and a cigarette

Ashley

It's a big pot school: true There are a lot of hippies and wealthy preppy students: true there are a lot of opportunities for one on one time with professors and they are willing and happy to help you with after college planning: true

Tate

Skidmore holds a wide variety of artsy, intellectual, and athletic students. We are all very multifaceted and interests range and intermingle across the board of activities, academic interests and the such. Most students are open-minded and outspoken.

Harper

Pot smoking hippies; very gay tolerant; all-around artsy.

Mel

Skidmore students range from some of the most uptight Conservative Republicans, to the most Liberal of Democrats. Skidmore is known to have many dynamics from Jocks, to Geniuses, to Hippies, to Smokers/Drinkers and everything inbetween.

Emma

Rich Hippies

Michael

There is a stereotype that only two types of kids go to skidmore, Hippies and Athletes, Although Skidmore does have each of those types of individuals, there is also a significant number of students with all interests and beliefs.

Rachel

People think that the campus is a lot of rich white artsy kids, that it's not diverse, that it's apathetic.

rachael

arsty fartsy, we "paint our feelings," weird kid school, hippies, super liberal

Emma

Some stereotypes about Skidmore and its students are that we all smoke pot or do a lot of drugs, and that we are all artsy and kind of hippies.

Stephanie

There's the stereotype that everyone is super artsy and hippie-esque; with that being said, there's also the belief that its very progressive and liberal, mainly female with a strong gay community, and also that everyone student is either involved in the fine arts or theater.

Alexandra

Skidmore used to be nicknamed "Smokemore" and was on the reefermadness list. Skidmore students can be known to be out there, hippies, and crazy people.

Casey

That Skidmore is full of rich, artsy, liberal kids, who are snotty and obnoxious. Also that we have no diversity amongst the faculty and student body.

Alicia

pot smokers, hippies, artsy

Lindsey

I would have to say that the most common stereotype that I have heard about Skidmore students is that we are either all weed-smoking crunchy/artsy hippies, or that you are a rich "high and mighty" city kid. If you are a girl, people automatically assume you are a feminist. if you are a guy, people automatically assume you're gay.

Vick

that we are hippies

Torry

overwhelmingly liberal, not a party school, overwhelmingly white, alot of girls, quites, small class sizes, genourous financial aid

Abbie

pot heads, artsy, hippies, separation between sporty people and artsy people

Emmy

Heavy on the drugs

Sara

Really out there, smoke a lot, very artsy

Blake

They are all white and rich. This is not true. I am neither of the two. However, there are very few of us.

Paul

Skidmore attracts students that are from two basic social groups. First, there are a lot of rich kids from the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. They tend to be pretty smart but also like to have a good time while they are at school. The second group contains all the hippy, artsy-type liberals. They tend to be more political active and seen around campus, but can get over the top and annoying.

ari

that theyre all grundgy artsy hippies

Ryan

very liberal campus

Dawson

That all of the kids are rich and stuck up and from private schools. Also that all the students are hippies or "tree huggers" and artsy.

Alex

Many Skidmore students are ultra-liberal, tree hugging stoners and hippies. Others are preppy, materialistic, shallow, stupid douchebags and bitches.

Melissa

The girls are stuck up and rich We smoke a lot of reefer We are superficial hipsters

Stephanie

That everyone is artsy and we smike a lot of weed

Erin

Big stereotypes are that all skidmore kids are art students, and that everyone here smokes pot.

Kris

Many students and parents believe that Skidmore is a school for hippies that smoke a lot of weed.

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