University of Rhode Island Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Jonathan

The stereotype of students at U.R.I. is that of stoners. If you have seen my other answers you will see that I reference this multiple times. It is relatively prevalent on campus. I remember after transferring and living on campus I lived in Heathman Hall, and I had a joined room via bathroom with another student. For the majority of the year the kid I was joined with dealt, the kid across the hall dealt, and there was a kid down that hall that dealt medicinal stuff. It can be hard to get away from, but it does instill a strong constitution if you choose to avoid it.

Jonathan

The stereotype of students at U.R.I. is that of stoners. If you have seen my other answers you will see that I reference this multiple times. It is relatively prevalent on campus. I remember after transferring and living on campus I lived in Heathman Hall, and I had a joined room via bathroom with another student. For the majority of the year the kid I was joined with dealt, the kid across the hall dealt, and there was a kid down that hall that dealt medicinal stuff. It can be hard to get away from, but it does instill a strong constitution if you choose to avoid it.

Ryan

Never on task...party animals.

Steve

As incomming freshman, many students believe that you need to be involved in a Fraternity or Sorority in order to have a social life. This is not the case at all. Join a club or find friends to study with and there will be things to do on the weekends. URI has a reputation as a party school. It is.. more so as upper classmen once you have a chance to Network with other students

Valerie

Partiers. Jersey Girls.

Carolina

URI can sometimes get a bad rep as a party school, we also have two other stereotypes, we get a lot of the hippie stereotype and the "jersey girl" stereotype.

Tara

The biggest stereotype is probably that kids at URI are all big partiers.

Taylor

Some adults that I've told I go to URI think its a HUGE party school.

Tracey

That URI is a party school.

Leah

That they are all drunk sorority girls and dumb jocks

Joanna

I haven't heard of any yet, maybe that there are a lot of "guidos"?

Drew

Since the university has had an image as a party school portrayed for some time, the fairly recent changes away from that mindset haven't really registered yet. As a result, everyone still thinks that people come to this school for its entertainment value, not for a good education.

Dylan

Some stereotypes on the out- of staters is that they are rich spoiled drug-addicts. The in-staters fair much better with a rep of hard work as a means to get out of the situation they are in. They work hard to get their grades and earn a chance at great success.

Alex

That we love to party and get wasted a lot.

Julie

That we are just a huge party school

Caroline

That everyone is from RI and everyone likes to party

Samantha

Party school with lots of drinking

Ashley

its a party school

Gina

URI is viewed as a party school. Many would like to believe it is not as big of a party school as it used to be. However, this is only true for on campus. A short drive down the line to a bar or house will prove you wrong.

Mitch

We are a party school, and that we don't care about the type of work we do, that we are just at Rhody to have fun.

Brenden

That URI is a very large party school and there is a lot of pot smoking.

Kelly

its called ur high

Alicia

Everyone is from Jersey or Rhode Island.

Lorie

They smoke a lot of weed.

Morgan

jersey girls, frat boys/sorority girls, there definitely seems to be a major race barrier

Danielle

we like to party, too many New Jersey/New York people

Paige

It's a huge party school and most students would rather be drunk than go to class. Most professors are more interested in doing their research than in actually teaching their classes - if you want/need any extra help, odds are the professor won't even know who you are or want to help you.

David

Jersey Trash, partiers, slackers...

Kelly

party school, alcoholics,

Andrew

uri is a party school. no education... it used to be a better party school, but now that its a dry campus you cant drink

Casey

URI students are typically stereotyped as a bunch of dumb party animals with no drive to succeed academically.

Sara

Party school, lots of people from New Jersey go to URI

jacquelyn

URI is stereotyped as a big party school and has even gained the nickname "U R HIGH." There's definitely an association between the school, alcohol and drugs and people seem to assume there's a lot of students who never go to class.

Chris

Big party school

Angry

THey are all either hippies or from New Jersey/Long Island

Leta

The Faternities, Soroities being the popular.

Phil

Some stereotypes that I heard about URI before I began was that it was a big cocaine school with a social scene which was dominated by greek life. I heard that it was crucial to have a car, or knew someone with a car if you wanted to have a social life because all the parties happened "down the line".

Jeffrey

Some of the main ideas about URI are to make the students to master any major that he or she is willing to take. Me as a URI student, do not have words to explain how I feel today afeter graduating from URI. When I think about the way I started my college education in URI, and the way I feel today so stunned, so proud of myself of achieving such degreed as a BA in History, I honestely do not have words to explain it. Regarding URI professors, there is no doubt, as educators they are the best of the world, because when they were able to teach a person like me, they are able to teach anyone. I am the first college graduate of eight sons that a single mom raised in one of the poorest town in Dominican Republic.

Michelle

its a partying school

Roger

No idea

Dawson

That all we do is Party!! ...not true

andy

no help from counselors

Julie

That it's too close to home if you live in rhode island.

Julie

That it's too close to home if you live in rhode island.

Elana

Beach bums, frat brothers and sorority girls.

Mallory

That it is a party school and that all the students are from Jersey.

Maria

-The students at URI are always getting drunk or high on something. -URI = URhigh -There is nothing to do on or around campus

Chris

I have never heard about these. This is my first year at URI!

Michelle

Rhode Island resident

Emmerson

We party too much and drink constantly

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