University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Mark

Though I'm not sure how many people at the school are actually members of fraternities and sororities, the majority of them dress as if they are. For male students, salmon colored shorts, button up shirts and designer polos, and croakies abound. For female students, lots of leggings as pants and cowboy boots (at least that's been the trend this year). The school has a reputation of being overwhelmingly liberal, but that's rather exaggerated -- I'd say the majority of students are moderates, it's just that the extremely liberal minority is very vocal (certainly moreso than the conservative minority).

Mark

Though I'm not sure how many people at the school are actually members of fraternities and sororities, the majority of them dress as if they are. For male students, salmon colored shorts, button up shirts and designer polos, and croakies abound. For female students, lots of leggings as pants and cowboy boots (at least that's been the trend this year). The school has a reputation of being overwhelmingly liberal, but that's rather exaggerated -- I'd say the majority of students are moderates, it's just that the extremely liberal minority is very vocal (certainly moreso than the conservative minority).

Shanon

They are stuck up, really smart, all the girls are gorgeous, the classes are hard, basketball is GREAT!

Alex

According to many out of state students, there's not a lot of diversity at UNC. Also, I think many people who pay attention to the Carolina-Duke rivalry think that Duke is the more intellectual school while UNC puts a big focus on sports, especially basketball. There are also several stereotypes about girls at UNC - that they are all (or trying to be) thin, beautiful Southern belles who are primarily interested in getting their MRS degree. One positive stereotype is that UNC students are in general very happy and have a fierce loyalty to their school that one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

Jessica

One stereotype about UNC is that basketball is a way of life in Chapel Hill, and that the students are brilliant

joe

preppy, lots of gay guys. hippies

Jerry

Students love sports and are smart

Daniel

I wouldn't know.

Cate

Study Hard--Play Hard!

Robin

i've heard people say that unc is a party school, or that we are snobs.

Gene

Many people pigeonhole UNC students as snotty and spoiled. In addition, many people believe that people party constantly.

Kai

They are preppy and snobby. They think they are entitled.

trevor

that unc girls are the sorority norm- blonde, sun dresses, bimboes that it is an athletic campus with very fit people

Angela

That we're preppy, rich, stuck-up, and very, very liberal.

matt

UNC and its students could probably be stereotyped as rich and pretentious. It is also probably a thought that some people might have that even though the university is allegedly very diverse, it is not as diverse as it makes itself out to be.

Alecia

All of UNC students are rich preppy, snobby elitists.

Allison

liberal

Seth

workaholic, diverse, liberal, creative, cause-driven, fun, expressive, opinionated, attractive, compassionate

Dylan

preppy. stuck up. liberal. some what diverse.

Erin

One stereotype is that UNC and the town of Chapel Hill are very liberal. Another is that UNC is relatively fratty. Another is that there are a lot of girls.

Emmerson

Preppy, heavy drinkers, rich kids, snobs, basketball crazies, liberal.

TJ

Stereotypes about UNC are: - That it is a school full of "hippies". This stems from the fact that it is one of the more liberal campus' in North Carolina. - Everyone at UNC is very rich and snobby. - That there are much more "girls" at UNC than "guys". - That out of state students are shunned. - Living on south campus as a freshman is an awful experience.

Casey

1. North Carolina Boys are short 2. Everyone is really smart

Allie

Greek Life is huge. Preppy

Kelly

UNC is known to be liberal place with a girl to guy ratio of 6:4. It is known to be a place with a significant "liberal" student body as well.

Blake

Excessively liberal (communist, homosexual, etc) Rich/spoiled Activism just for the sake of activism (as in, failure to see the big picture) Intelligent

Ryon

I think the biggest stereotype about UNC is that the student population is primarily composed of snobby, rich kids or kids who couldn't get into Duke.

Jesse

beautiful girls best public school big and beautiful campus best baskbetall players smart students great professors big gay community

Gene

snobby, elitist

David

Snobby, snooty, high-brow, intelligent, neurotic, perfectionist, left-wing

Catherine

Some common stereotypes I've come across are that students are very preppy and stuck up, and also that we have a lot of gay men (ha, ha)

Jon

UNC is a liberal school composed of primarily wealthy, white students

Paige

The guys are tools and the girls are the best-looking on this coast.

Alex

We are

Amelia

I've heard that girls at UNC are supposed to be really pretty, but often sleep around a lot. There's also the stereotypes that there aren't a lot of guys, and those that are here are gay. I've also heard that other schools think we're stuck up.

Maya

Upper class, sports fans

Maggie

Students are preppy and quite Southern. Studious, smart and play hard. Name brands can be seen easily on campus. Rich students, annoying at times. Selective admissions. Greek life style regardless if in the greek system.

Brittany

The students are preps.

Connie

Everyone is white and rich and smart...though they are really just white and rich

Kate

They think they are better than everyone else.

Alex

Work hard, play hard; some are really fratty, stuck up students, mostly girls, fair weather fans, wine and cheese crowd, liberal

Jody

Intelligent, very liberal, middle-class

Brittnie

UNC students are much more prestigious than other UNC system schools. In-state students don't have to work near as hard to get accepted than out-of-state students. Private schools often believe UNC students don't have to work as hard for good grades and UNC is much easier overall. There is a large greek system, where these girls and boys are the staple "southern gals and gents". UNC is very culturally diverse, and is known from the outside as being very liberal. There is also a very conservative feel around certain circles on campus.

Blake

Very liberal with a large gay & lesbian population. Wealthy white people. Mostly Female Extremely Intelligent Crazy about UNC Basketball ... many more...

Liz

Coming to UNC, I was aware of two very different stereotypes: that all the students were Greek, and that all the students were hippies.

Kayla

That all the tall people on campus are basketball players and that no athletes do real work. There is also a stereotype that, because the guy-girl ratio is in the guys' favor so immensely, girls try too hard and guys don't try at all.

Caroline

People that do not go to UNC tend to assume that Carolina is a sort of haven for North Carolina's hippies and homosexuals. At the same time, outsiders are aware of the unparalleled academic opportunities Carolina offers and the consistently stellar athletic programs, particularly basketball.

Megan

The Wine and Cheese Crowd at football/basketball games

Nico

A preppy population as well as a newly found liberal population who tries to have an open mind about all things. It seems like everyone is an overachiever and comes from a well-off family but they are trying to become worldly and think outside of the box.

Cary

The only stereotype I had heard about UNC and its students before I entered college was concerning their snobbery. Once you get to UNC, there's many more stereotypes about those in frats and sororities, people in Carrboro, etc.

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