Smith College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Parker

Smithies are sometimes thought to be brainy and talkative in class, bordering on know-it-all-ness. Intimidatingly intellectual. Sexually frustrated because it's a women's college. Or, conversely, all gay because it's a women's college. Very feminist, study a lot. I think older generations think of Smithies as women from well-off families who wear pearls and sweater sets.

Alana

That its nerdy and full of lesbians, or full of sheltered girls who can't face the real world so they go to an all woman's school

Anna

Smithies are labeled as everything from pearl-wearing prep school girls to spike-collar wearing lesbians. For the most part we are known as a progressive school that combines tradition with women's opportunity.

amsilina

Smith is stereotypically very gay, liberal and intellectual.

Ryan

The stereotypes are that everyone's gay and everyone studies all the time

rachel

That we are either gay, bisexual, questioning, transgendered, or feminists. We are liberal and ambitious. We are extremely academically motivated and our professors ask a lot from us. We're stuck-up or snobby, pretentious, exclusive. Possibly very rich. There is also the Smith "that girl". The one who ALWAYS raises her hand with something to say - relevant or not - and never seems to know when to let the professor (or other students) speak.

Alex

One that I know of is that we are all gay or something that is not heterosexual.

Jane

Students are very serious about their work, they are boring and plain, they are gay/queer, they are feminists, very politically correct, academically intense.

Lauren

People believe that because it is an all girls school that everyone is gay or turns gay.

Alex

That we all hate men, that we are snobby, that we area all highly competative, that we are better than Moho.

Emmerson

When people hear that I go to Smith they always ask about the lesbians. They assume that I am a lesbian and everyone on campus is a lesbian!

Erin

Smith is a lesbian school and is very liberal.

Sophie

That we are all gay. That we are all uber liberal hippies. That we are all loud and obnoxious. But mostly, that we are all gay.

Julia

To everyone else, Smith students are granola-eating, carpet-munching, man-hating, pot-smoking smart-asses. To other Smith students, we're all bitchy, sleep-deprived, procrastinating over-achievers.

Leigh

We're all gay (or "heteroflexible") democrats.

Ryan

weird place with a lot of creepy lesbians

Petunia Bee

NAKED PEOPLE.

Nina

LESBIANS.

Emmerson

Some people say Smithies are a bunch of hippy liberal activists.

Bryce

That everyone is gay and liberal.

Jennifer

Liberal, goal-oriented, vegan/vegetarian, lesbian

Shannon

That we're all gay and vegetarian!

Andy

Smith students are socially awkward, book smart but have no common sense, gay, and uncompetitive.

Maggie

Driven, fierce, smart women who aren't afraid of expressing themselves.

Charlie

1. We're all lesbians/become lesbians 2. We're all stuck up and bitchy

Lee

most students are Type A and have a has a very large gay population

Jocelyn

There are stereotypes that Smith is a lesbian enclave, filled with liberal and progressive students who are politically and civically engaged.

Andy

Many people associate Smith with lesbians, and know-it-alls.

Nikki

The big stereotype is that all Smithies are hipster lesbians. Other stereotypes are that they are work obsessed and extremely politically correct, and easily offended.

Julie

We're all gay and most of us are rich.

Scout

That we're all lesbians, butch, smart-asses, and rude/stuck up.

Marissa

Many falsely believe that most Smithies are lesbians and are homely. Another stereotype is that Smithies are extremely liberal.

Liz

most of us are gay

Alina

all black students are part of BSA. upper class white women stick with upper class white women

Alex

Smithies are very liberal and argumentative

Dawson

Lesbian school

Harper

Crazy feminists aggressive very liberal (politically, socially, etc)

Alex

That everyone is lesbians or hipsters, that we are all super competetive with grades/GPA.

Natalie

That we are all lesbians and bookworms.

Aliyah

Lesbian, liberal, but also rich and snobbish.

Lindsey

Smith students are either lesbians, desperate, and overworked.

Becky

that everyone is really weird and that everyone has homosexual relationships while here.

Bobby

That we're all lesbians.

Alison

That we're all gay and are feminists.

Grace

Lesbians. Hipsters. Vegans. Good food. Ooober liberals. Some of the most intelligent, witty, and creative people you will ever meet. Some not so smarts, but they help balance things out. We breed fame. A boy empty campus.

Caroline

a lot of people consider smith to be the lesbian school. they also think that we get really up in arms about everything. i suppose you could use the five college scooby-doo analogy. smith is velma; mount holyoke is daphne (though smith used to be daphne); amherst is fred; hampshire is shaggy. (umass was never included to my knowledge).

Alyssa

We're all either radical lesbians or preppy girls-in-pearls.

Abbi

gay, crunchy, smart, activist

Abby

That we're all super butch lesbians. Also that we're smart and intimidating. Or else that everyone is the extremely wealthy prep-school type.

Alexandra

Full of lesbians; super liberal; very intense; high academic standards

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