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What is the stereotype of students at University of San Francisco? Is this stereotype accurate?


I would say the most common stereotype at our school is that we are all rich kids. USF is a private university with very expensive tuition, so this stereotype is not surprising. However, like most stereotypes, this is a generalization and does not hold true for all students. Many students value the small class sizes and many other unique benefits that this private school offers, and therefore do whatever it takes to experience this type of education at the cost of many student loans for example.


I believe the stereotype of students at USF is one of elite-class children who are pampered without appreciation.


Because USF is a private, Catholic university, there's bound to be people who assume that the school is very strict and the students who attend it are wealthy, when in reality USF is pretty laid back. USF also is really generous with financial aid which means that you'll find students from many different backgrounds.


USF = "University of Spoiled Foreigners" / "University of Spoiled Fuck Ups" / "University of Single Females" The most predominant stereotype about USF students is that we're all super rich, wealthy, and affluent. For the most part, this is true. The student body is incredibly diverse, with many different ethnicities, and numerous foreign students. That being said, many undergrads are from the West Coast originally (California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, or Hawaii). There is a fairly high proportion of privileged, upper middle class blondes. Because USF is an urban campus, many students are extremely fashionable and trendy. The sex ratio is skewed, and there are way more girls than boys. USF is a Jesuit school, and there are some religious, conservative students-- though they certainly don't form the majority. Most students are pretty open-minded when it comes to religion. I've found that for the most part, USF students are surprisingly engaged. Many want to "make a difference" and "give back to the community." Furthermore, sustainability is an important concern on campus. A lot of students are somewhat "mainstream," though there are significant pockets of alternative kids (especially in the Art and Media Studies departments). Nevertheless, I noticed that many of the coolest undergrads ultimately transferred, citing the oppressively unhip ambiance as a major factor in their decision. While USF students are not unintelligent, they are not particularly studious either. A fair amount are considered "under-achievers" by their families' standards. Many have siblings who went to more prestigious schools. In that sense, it would not be inaccurate to consider USF a safety school for rich kids (particularly rich kids from Southern California). That being said, I've also met a ton of students who attended public high school. Finally, despite the complete absence of fraternities and sororities, USF is definitely a party school. The student body likes to have a lot of fun, and students generally do not take themselves too seriously. International Studies appears to be the most popular major on campus. No matter what you choose to major in, however, you will be forced to fulfill fairly rigid and extensive core curriculum requirements (including a theology class).


My school is mixed by all of those people because they come from different countries.


A stereotype of students at University of San Francisco is that everyone that goes here is wealthy. Granted, the school's tuition and housing is expensive but that doesn't mean that everyone here is wealthy. A lot of students here receive some type of financial aid from the school because without it they wouldn't be here.


The stereotype is that everyone who goes here comes from a wealthy background and that they are a bit stuck. Although there are definitely those who fit into this stereotype, there are also many people that don't adhere to this stereotype. Many of the people who go here have a really laid back personality and tend to be pretty accepting of those coming from backgrounds different from theirs.


Something that I've heard a lot of people say about USF is that it's the University of Stuck-up Foreigners. It's true that there are a lot of International Students at USF-- many from Asia. They mostly stick to themselves, but I have met several that are quite friendly. Another stereotype is that everyone is rich because it's a private school with a 50k tuition, but the truth is many people are on some kind of scholarship/federal aid.


The stereotype at USF is it is a school filled with a lot of spoiled rich kids. I have to admit that yes there are rich kids but they are not necessarily spoiled. The campus has many different kinds of students, including those who come from not so wealthy backgrounds such as me. You might meet the occasional rich spoiled student, but they are not all over. You will definitely find your niche here when you attend USF.


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