Common stereotypes at our school is that we are all party animals that spend all day sitting by a pool drinking and tanning.
There isn't really stereotypes.
most student are kind, nice i can say they are all normal people with normal behaviors. hardly anybody here is rude or unplesant.
Party school. Greek Life. California Kids.
The stereotype of students at the University of Arizona are that they are good-looking, party their asses off and not the brightest of the bunch. While this stereotype is certainly true for a good portion of the student body (I've heard once that the average freshman GPA is 1.8), the UofA is a big school and you can find whatever type of crowd you want, jocks, frat kids, stoners, geeks, you name it.
The reason for the emphasis on partying freshman year at the UofA is because of Arizona's low standards in accepting applicants. Just about anybody can get it so naturally you get some of the least motivated students enrolling at the school who come just to party.
However, if you can stay focused on your academic goals, you will find that the University of Arizona has a lot to offer. Considering about a third of freshman drop out or transfer, what you have left is essentially the cream of the crop. In my case, once I got into Eller, the business school, I found all of my peers to be very motivated and looking to get ahead in the world, but not in the cut-throat style you see at alot of schools.
If you can stay focused and not get sucked into hedonistic partying, you can enjoy a very solid and affordable academic experience. The student body, while some go over the top, know how to balance work and fun very well. You will not find people staying in their rooms saturday nights like what happens at a lot of schools. People here are fun and friendly, and most of them are still focused on success later in life.
Greek life is definitely prevalent at Arizona, and sometimes it feels dominant. As a freshman, I remember feeling like I missed out on a lot because I wasn't in a house, because that's where the parties seem to be, and there is such a social network there.
The stereotypes are just what you would expect. The guys are all workout-freaks, handsy with girls, alcoholics, and dress West-Coast wasp with high socks, sandals, sperries, board shorts and Ray-Bans. The sorority girls are always decked out in neon shirts for their house, and act very ditzy and promiscuous.
The stereotypes are a little overstated, and there are good frat guys and bad frat guys out there. But Arizona definitely gets has a "Greek" feel to it, and the houses take over a lot of what you see.
But other than that, there are as many kinds of people as you can imagine. Arizona is a large school (~40,000) for undergrad, and part of the fun is that there are so many "crowds" out there. If you are a stoner, a math nerd, a student government do-good, an athlete, or a hipster, there are the circles out there. Again, it is not like high school where you know everyone's name. It's easy to get lost.
Stereotypes are only generalizations. There are a lot of people out there, and if you really want to branch out, you can't judge people by their associations, i.e. Greek house, where they went to high school, etc. The best thing to do is forego thinking in those terms, and just get involved and meet people. It's such a big school that if you make the right connections, you can find the kind of people you want to befriend.
The University of Arizona encompasses a variety of people, ranging from sorority and fraternity kids to the geeks. There is a large quantity of kids who come over from California (they make up most of Greek life). Other than this group there is a large variety of students that attend the school and thus many niches.
It really depends. The University of Arizona has a reputation for being a bit of a party school. If you're looking for parties and Greek life, it's easy to find, but it's also easy to avoid if that's not your thing. UA is also known for some great academics, both in the sciences and the humanities.
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The University of Arizona is very science based and has a large reputation of geeks, yet the Frat/party stereotype greatly exceeds that. As with any school, there are a fair share of stoners. All of these stereotypes hold true with Frat/party being the largest of the groups.
I'm not really sure if there is a stereotype of students who attend the U of A. Theres so many different types of people and groups, so it's hard to name just one stereotype.
One of the prominent stereotypes aimed at students at the UA is that many of them are trying to escape the cold climates from the east coast or the Midwest, to experience the warm climate of Arizona. For the most part, Arizona is quite warm and sunny all year round. It this stereotype true? I would say yes, because the weather is amazing! Can you name any other school with weather that enables students to lounge by the pool in January?
Here are the listed stereotypes:
Jocks: They wear - basketball shorts, baseball shorts, cut off t-shirts. When they are at the gym they stare at themselves in the mirror. They eat... a lot!
Frat Boys: On their Facebook they post about getting drunk. They are womanizers.
Sorority Girls: They wear - tennis shoes, yoga pants, leggings, and workout clothes. Also, even though they spent little time putting their outfits together they still spend hours on their hair and makeup.
Hipster Kids: Ride bikes, wear fake glasses, eat veggies, and smoke.
None of these stereotypes are 100% true to any of these categories. I know extremely smart and talented frat boys and sorority girls.
The stereotypes at my University tend to center around the ideas of 'athletes' and 'sorority girls.' These stereotypes did arise based on the fact that these two social groups largely dominate the University's campus. Although we have a high population of both groups, the University of Arizona can also be a place for those living a little further from the beaten path.
One of the major stereotypes at the University of Arizona is Cali. A very large portion of the school is made up of California kids who either could not get into their state schools or wanted to get away from home. U of A also has a fairly respectable Greek system with 13% of the student population being Greek. I definitely agree with the fact that the stereotype is true since if you meet a random student on campus and they are not from Arizona, the chances are that they are from Cali; and they definitely let you know that.
This is not true. There is the occasional FRAT Guy that typical believes that every weekend should be one giant memory loss, but there is also another type of Greek. There is a fraternity gentlemen. They join fraternities for brotherhood and to be a part of something that is bigger than just themselves. He knows when enough is enough and that there is always another weekend.
I would definitely say that a lot of people think that Arizona just full of a bunch of kids that like to party. Its common for people to think that students here don't really care about school, that its easy, that all we do is party and sit by the pool all day, but really we have some great programs and some incredibly driven and intelligent students here. Its just like any state school. There are people who like to party and people who don't, but in the end, when it comes to final time the library is always full. There is something here for everyone regardless of the stereotypes we receive.
Greek Life. Also the less partied school in Arizona. Pretty accurate stereotypes!
As many people already know, the students at the University of Arizona are often stereotyped as "partiers." Although I admit, there are a lot of opportunities to party at the U of A, there are similar opportunities at nearly any college you could apply to. Your life in college is what you choose to make of it. Just because it exists does not mean a college experience at the U of A will be defined by partying. There are countless other opportunities to be taken advantage here. For example, I love to go out and party with my friends on the weekends as much as the next college student. I have a very active social life and enjoy goofing off with my friends. However, I am a 4.0 student, an active member in the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, a member of the PreVet Club, an avid guitarist, and gym rat. Because partying is abundant here, I think of this as an incentive to get my work done during the week so I can reward myself with a great time on the weekend!
I have never heard of us called anything as group which is a stereotype. Which is a good thing because our campus is not overly judgmental. We are a mix of everything =)
The University of Arizona has a diverse group of students. Some common stereotypes are the Greek affiliated students such as frats and sororities. We also have the jocks since we are a pretty sports oriented campus. Then there's the nerds, a bunch of students excelling in a variety of studies. There's a mass number of international students who attend the University, mainly from Asian countries.
These stereotypes are pretty accurate but personally, I feel that there isn't one that is more common than the other. Diversity really stands out at the University of Arizona.
Many students believe that the only way to have a successful and fun college experience at the University of Arizona is to participate in Greek Life. Although Greek life is an easy way to meet people and have connections around campus, it is not the only way. There are numerous clubs and organization all over campus that help students meet new people, start networking connections, and have fun.
Everyone thinks the greek life here is crazy, which it is... but if your not in it - like me you do just fine. All you hear freshman year is about what sorority or frat your in and go to those parties but it completely dies down after your a sophomore living off campus with your close friends. Sports is big here, the ZonaZoo is loud and proud and if your not big into school spirit this may not be the right school for you.
Overall the campus is gorgeous, which was one of the main reasons I chose to come here, the women are beautiful and I have had nothing but a blast being part of the ZonaZoo and supporting my school where ever I go!
Frat Kids is the general at the UofA and to be honest its probably close to how it is
I don't live on campus, but spending three hours on campus every day is enough for me to see that pretty much all the stereotypes are true- nothing but UC-rejects, annoying as hell and stuck up rich white kids, and sororities/fraternities galore.
Everyone is a part of Greek Life, really stuck up girls, druggies. The stereotype is kind of accurate, but there are plenty of people who aren't like this. Even though a lot of people are in frats and sororities, it isn't hard to find people who aren't. There are a lot of stuck-up girls though.
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