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Princeton rated #2 preppiest school in US

natshermannatsherman Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
edited May 2010 in Princeton University
Men in pink?

Just behind Hampden Sidney but ahead of places like Connecticut College and Trinity. Ee-gads. Archrivals Yale and Harvard nowhere to be found on this!

Post edited by natsherman on

Replies to: Princeton rated #2 preppiest school in US

  • hananahanana Registered User Posts: 2,312 Senior Member
    ^ I suppose Princeton could appear preppy. But I don't actually know some of the colleges on this list haha.
  • soccerspaz1245soccerspaz1245 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    I didn't think Princeton was preppy when I visited for Preview. Everyone was super casual, and I'm sure some people wore whatever they slept in the night before when they went out. However, there probably is a preppy segment around. It's just not overwhelmingly preppy or anything close to that.
  • christiansoldierchristiansoldier Registered User Posts: 1,342 Senior Member
    I fully plan on wearing oxford shirts and having sweaters tied around my neck.
  • pigs_at_seapigs_at_sea - Posts: 2,899 Senior Member
    I saw a bunch of people in tuxes at the preview. I also saw a lot of polos (maybe this wasbecause I was on the eating club parts of campus)
  • hananahanana Registered User Posts: 2,312 Senior Member
    Hey wait, doesn't preppy mean like of New England preparatory schools?
    So how could college be preppy?
    Although many Princeton students attended elite prep schools, I'm sure they weren't all the snobby/stuck-up student type.
  • MarsdenMarsden Registered User Posts: 654 Member
    Preppy means of similar mien to the major prep schools. Clothing is a popular and often misleading marker. Traditionally, Princeton has always been considered more 'prep' than Harvard or Yale (even in years when either or both of those schools actually had more prep grads in attendance) but at present I think the ranking is silly.
  • ray121988ray121988 Registered User Posts: 433 Member
    @soccerspaz1245: If you had visited today, which was Lawnparties, you might've thought differently :-P

    @pigs_at_sea: I think you visited during the Pi Phi formal.
  • erikadizzleerikadizzle Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    When I went for Preview, I thought it was pretty damn preppy, but I don't get why that would bother anyone. Everyone I met was wonderful, helpful, and welcoming and I could really care less if they were wearing polo shirts with loafers. Silly ranking.
  • AlumotherAlumother Registered User Posts: 6,233 Senior Member
    If the rankings mean that fewer people wear black, they are right. It's the suburbs guys, the suburbs. Suburbs. Stanford is just as "preppy," only the West Coast version. And, in all fairness, Princeton is more politically conservative than Yale or Harvard - by about 2-5% I'd guess. The current emphasis on artists is providing a real blue hair note in the old sea of pink and green.
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