Stillman -- the party dorm, the people who smoke weed live there
East -- the nerdy dorm, people there are smart and involved with community service
Gate House -- the ghetto - it was supposed to be a temporary house that turned into a permanent dorm. The rooms are big though, but that's about all the good about it
Andrews -- the hardest dorm to get into. It has huge suites, nice rooms, but don't rely on living there
Curtis -- the biggest freshman dorm on campus, but its rooms are tiny. Apart from that it is nice inside, and because of its size you get a lot of diversity in there.
West -- I don't think it really carries any stereotype attached to it. Rooms are big enough, the building is nice, you can't really go wrong with West.
With all due respect to nz12, freshman room assignments are made randomly, so there is really no way for certain dorms to develop "stereotypes." Maybe in any given year you might find a higher-than-average concentration of certain personality types in a given living unit, but every year starts with a clean slate -- unless there is something in the carpet fibers that induces that type of behavior, which I doubt. Of course, you could always request to be placed with other weed-smokers and see what happens...
International students are placed just like everyone else.
Andrews is trashy, loud, and an awful place to live. Stillman is awesome, curtis is awesome, east is great, west is ok, and everyone that lives in 'gate house loves it.
If anyone is worrying about dorms, which dorm they're going to live in, etc., it's not worth it. You get placed randomly, no one can request a dorm. Trust me, you'll love where you end up regardless of sterotypes.
The common room is big enough that all four desks fit in there, my d had their futon, a bigger fridge, a rug down etc. On the adult end, easily six to eight of us could still stand in the room. The bedrooms were decent sized- there was room to walk between the two beds. They were put up higher so there was room under the beds, she had shelves in there that we bought. The other room had a humongous closet that they hung up all of their stuff in. The boys across the hall had a corner room with a fireplace that the common room was huge. Never went in there to see more than that to help you with dimensions. When she went, there were blueprints of each room on the web. We tried to find them the next year for her dorm and never did.
Hope this helps