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If colleges/universities were humans?

skylarkflyskylarkfly Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
As the long waiting process goes on...
Just for fun, what do you think each institution would look like? How would they act? What sports/instruments would they play? Would they have an accent or mannerism? Post your thoughts!

Replies to: If colleges/universities were humans?

  • GeologyRocksGeologyRocks Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    Starting off on Cal Poly SLO:
    They would be your typical Californian: average height with blond hair and blue eyes. They would be pretty down to earth and friendly and you'd find him/her surfing or playing the guitar in a reggae band. They would look like they don't care about school at all, but in reality they are super geniuses who could calculate the force of the wave they are about to ride on without actually riding it yet.
  • foolishfoolish Registered User Posts: 894 Member
    ^ "blond hair and blue eyes" k hitler, it's not like California has a large hispanic/minority population
  • Jwen556Jwen556 Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    Caltech would be the social outcast whom you knew existed but about whom you knew little else until one day, you see that he discovered the cure to cancer. He/she would speak very quickly but used few words, carry a notebook everywhere, and drop out mid-conversation to verify something that he/she suddenly realized.
  • parapp2025parapp2025 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    NYU is the girl who, after a long day of abstract painting and photography, goes back to her loft apartment to be greeted by her feline pet and a warm cup of herbal tea.

    Harvey Mudd used to be best friends with Caltech in high school. Always seemed to be the second smartest kid in the class (Caltech was first), but to most kids he was basically a genius. The tiny amount of intelligence he lacked relative to his buddy Cal was more than made up for by his quick wit and clever sense of humor.

    Oberlin is the kid who would ace his science tests in high school, then pull out his current concerto or solo to mark up the sheet music while everyone else was still only a fraction of the way done with their exam.
  • BouncerBouncer Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    NYU would be a gay guy looking to hook up.
  • GeologyRocksGeologyRocks Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    @foolish
    that's just my stereotypical Californian (I'm from the midwest) and I know Cali has a huge Latino/a population. I thought this was supposed to be fun not politically correct.
  • apkid3apkid3 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Harvard would be a socially awkward Asian.
  • Jwen556Jwen556 Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    A socially awkward asian doctor/lawyer/consultant
  • preamble1776preamble1776 Registered User Posts: 4,731 Senior Member
    Boston University would be the over privileged, mildly alcoholic hockey-bro that always ends up passed out on your lawn.
  • Nitsua24Nitsua24 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    @foolish way to bend that way out of proportion. Cal Poly SLO has TONS of blonde haired/blue eyed people. That's all he was saying.
  • marshmallowpopmarshmallowpop Registered User Posts: 816 Member
    Princeton would be a wanna-be hipster who wears bow ties because he thinks it makes him unique.
  • HawkaceHawkace Registered User Posts: 2,481 Senior Member
    MIT would be that kid that wants to use his creative and innovative skills to **** other people. Hard.
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