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Is the social life really that bad?

pilcropilcro Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
The general reputation RPI has is that it's all dudes - nerdy, weird dudes - and that the few girls are mostly unattractive. Is it really that bad, or is it all blown out of proportion?
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Replies to: Is the social life really that bad?

  • PEARL2PEARL2 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    The question is misplaced and insulting to a lot of young ladies who attend this great institution. If this question truly reflects your primary post-secondary goals, perhaps you should attend a good state school. That said, I strongly recommend that you visit your top 3 schools. It's an expense but it's worth it in the end. There are many unfair stereotypes targeted at many great schools. You will find the right place that fits your overall goals if you focus on what's important to you. But you must visit and don't believe all the negative things you read on the Net.
  • OldEngOldEng Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    See my reply on the male/female ratio thread. I mentioned that there were as many females as males at the admitted students reception. I have to watch what I say because I am old enough to be their father but the females were actually quite nice.

    Definitely looks alot better than when I attended back in the Jimmy Carter years.
  • CSMathAsa1994CSMathAsa1994 Registered User Posts: 385 Member
    I love RPI... Maybe in like 2005 that was how RPI was... But not now, there are plenty of girls. (The ratio isn't even but each year the ratio gets better).
  • keepingitlightkeepingitlight Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    My child visited the school twice, for two different overnights......and while he did ultimately decide on another school, he had a really great time on both visits. The nice thing about RPI is that while it is a "techy" school, with a student population that reflects that.......it's also a school where alot of kids play sports - and I think that really helps to round things out. Not that the two are mutually exclusive of course......but I definately think that it's a college that offers the best of all worlds.
  • deerpathdavedeerpathdave Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Well, you have 6000 young adults ages, most of them ages 18-22 all in one place. Approximately 2000 of them are women. I have a tough time believing that their are not an awful lot of them enjoying their youth together.

    Now part of it is what is your idea of a good social time? My daughter is going next year, and I know her favorite activities include sports and technical type clubs where they do things like build model trains and robots. She enjoys the company of young men and women with similar interests. If it involves a party with loud music and drinking, she is not interested. Some may consider that strange, but I suspect she will find many like minded people at RPI.
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