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Colleges with the Friendliest People

jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
edited February 2008 in College Search & Selection
I know this seems like a generalization, but please try and respond anyway. I want to know which of the top ten to twenty usnews schools(national, not lacs) have the friendlist, least preppy, little partying, open and diverse, community oriented, intellectual, least cliquey, religiously diverse people. I don't want to end up somewhere where people are not accepting, or one group of people is overwhelming rude or in charge. Besides Brown(which is what I hear a lot of times). Thanks!
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Replies to: Colleges with the Friendliest People

  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    by little partying I mean the least partying
  • asdfjkl1asdfjkl1 Registered User Posts: 1,950 Senior Member
    You have a lot of requirements on this. Er, I though that Cornell had incredibly friendly people around. People in Ithaca are incredibly nice!
  • Native NJNative NJ Registered User Posts: 259 Junior Member
    My generalized stereotype is that Midwesterners are the most friendly, least pretentious. You'd have to find a school where there are more of these folks than others. Grinnell?
  • 43901164390116 - Posts: 344 Junior Member
    it probably goes without saying, but southern hospitality spills onto southern colleges, ie vanderbilt or emory. (but those are both huge party schools). look for a conservative southern school, ie a christian school. one of them would fit both your criteria.
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    well, i already applied, so I am looking to see which schools I applied to are like this, i didnt do a very good job selecting before i applied, so I want to know now the characteristics of each school, but I dont want to disclose where I applied, so let's just stick to the top twenty usnews national unis(i didnt apply to all of them, just some of them)
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    but no southern schools, i didnt apply to any, dont want to go to the south
  • kknightkknight Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    People are going to party everywhere.

    It's going to be hard to find friendly, outgoing people who stay inside all the time. I wouldn't look at partying as a lack of morals, or even those seemingly preppy as bad.

    And on a quick note, partying's pretty prevalent at Brown. They're still wonderful people, maybe even more so because of it.
  • SeniorSlackerSeniorSlacker Registered User Posts: 321 Member
    u of chicago? intellectual and not a lot of partying.
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    cool, i applied there, thanks, i have seriously considered that college. can you guys add in laid back to that list, anymore ideas for colleges
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    i was referencing brown because of the free thinking, non preppiness, or at least that is what I have heard, please let me know if I am just totally uninformed
  • browngirl4546browngirl4546 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Brandeis University in Boston- this is not top 20 but it is number 31
    The people are so nice and it completes your list!
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    thanks, any other suggestions
  • jkjkjkjjkjkjkj Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    i know, i am impatient, but bump
  • arbiter213arbiter213 Registered User Posts: 3,572 Senior Member
    Northwestern- just stick to south campus.
  • Ernie H.Ernie H. Registered User Posts: 1,224 Senior Member
    The bigger a school you choose, the more likelihood that you will find people that you like.
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