University of Richmond Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Julie

Richmond is a place where every student has a different story, and if you look past the surface, you'll find interesting backgrounds and lots of different kinds of people.

John

Only rich kids can go there.

Cameron

Extremely rich. Rediculously preppy.

Emily

There is a stereotype that most of UR's population consists of rich snobby white kids.

Misha

We are extremely preppy, fratty, etc.

Toby

Everybody is rich and snobby. URichmond is a southern school so everyone dresses up to classes, football games, etc.

Kelly

Richmond I think is stereotyped as a school with a lot of wealthy/preppy students. Richmond is also stereotyped as a school with not a lot of school spirit.

Cameron

The biggest stereotype about Richmond students is that they are wealthy white kids from New England, New Jersey, and New York.

Maggie

There is the predominant stereotype that everyone here is rich, preppy, and snobby.

Rachel

That everyone is preppy and rich

Andrew

It consists of a wealthy student body that leads a very preppy lifestyle. A lot of white kids that are supposedly intellectual and ambitiously career-oriented.

Jessie

when i was looking at schools, everything about richmond called it the university of rich men. i heard that it was extremely preppy and extremely conservative on the whole.

Tony

Preppy, Heavily Influenced by Northeasterners, Wealthy, Low Racial Diversity

Rob

very rich, well dressed, preppy, cliquish

Jeremiah

That most are snobby or either stuck up.

Carrie

Some steriotypes about Richmond are that it is an incredibly homogeneous student body, the students lack the ability to think analytically and creatively, and that it is a school for the very wealthy.

Scott

It's hard for me to pick out stereotypes because I never knew any, and then once I got here I made my own decisions. But considering the lofty tuition, I'd say its a generalization that all UR students are rich and snobby. Also people might think they are very socially exclusive.

Ashley

Snobby, rich, attractive, smart

Lauren

That we're all rich, snobby and clique-y, that our lives revolve around being and going Greek, and that we're all preppy white kids.

Ryan

ALL WHITE AND RICH AND SNOBBY

Chris

One of the main stereotypes is that it is a rich kids school, and that everyone is very preppy.

Blake

That Richmond is inclusive, every student is perfect and warm hearted, and the campus is boring.

Rachel

Rich, snotty, more money than brains. Like to party a LOT!

Dylan

Pretty preppy- people tend to change the way they dress when they get here. Fraternity Oriented- All social events are run by frats and sororities Kids usually pretty wealthy

Jenna

That the student body is typically wealthy, good-looking white students.

Terry

Most of the students that go here are extremely rich, high maintance, and stuck up.

Anne

That we're all rich, snobby, high strung, and spoiled.

Charles

Preppies abound at UR. Collared shirts, not always popped though, and polo with those stupid little Nantucket red pants. Gay.

Erin

Preppy, rich white kids.

Katy

Rich, white, small student body, party school, hard teachers, pretty campus

Kris

That they are preppy, wealthy and smart.

Daniel

The University of "Rich-men," Everyones from New Jersey, A bunch of Northeastern rich kids, Very preppy, "Minorities, oh yeah we have those, they are on the football team"

Madison

Polos in every color, collars popped. Way too much Vera Bradley and Vineyard Vines. NJ, PA, NY & New England dominate Overworked and overcommitted We live in a bubble

Ryan

The "normal" students are usually a buch of slappys that belong in fratts.

Kevin

The white students feel that black people do not belong their, or did not work hard to get their because they are on academic scholarship.

Alex

A stereotype about Richmond is that the students are all white, rich, and snotty. They wear their high fashion polos, spend daddy's money, and look down upon those less fortunate.

Jeff

Students from the Northeast and New Jersey coming from wealthy families wearing popped collars and boatshoes 24/7

Mel

We're the University of Rich-Men, preppy white private-school kids from the northeast and New Jersey. We don't engage in the actual city of Richmond; we'd rather drink in our little bubble in the West End.

Kaitlin

All Richmond students are extremely preppy and rich.

Fred

That we are white, wealthy, and inclusive

Colin

Many people see the typical Richmond student as the preppy, white, upper class kid who wears Polo, Lacoste, JCrew. When you think Richmond, you think preppy. I think, because of the tuition cost, people usually stereotype Richmond students as stuck up, disconnected from the real world by money.

Cassie

They are all very preppy. They are all spoiled.

Kate

We are a bunch of affluent, white, J.Crew-wearing Northeasterners who want to get a good education while attending a school that looks more like a country club than a college. All of the girls wear pearls and dresses to class. You better not even think of wearing sweatpants outside of your dorm room.

Rory

I think the first stereotype that comes to mind when most people think of Richmond is "preppy". Also, I've heard the University of Richmond referred to as the "University of Rich-kids".

Kathleen

preppy, too right for their own good, snobs, hardcore partiers

Michael

Contrasted to nearby Virginia Commonwealth University, we are often seen as wealthy, stuck-up, privileged, coke addicts who are not very open minded or progressive. Richmond is often represented by attractive white people and that is certainly a generalization as well. In contrast to state schools, students from Richmond are lots of times seen as nerdy and driven ... lacking a sense of humor.

Lee

Some stereotypes include: non-scholars are very homogenous from similar backgrounds, social classes, orientation, etc. There seems to be discretion over the amount (or lack of) diversity. We are viewed as preppy, middle-upper class wealthy students, a lot of greek involvement.

Tim

Preppy rich northern kids.

Michael

Preppy Rich Snoody Smart Connected

Emmerson

white, wealthy

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