In your opinion...

<p>What are some of the more academically renowned east coast academic institutions that adhere to a somewhat elitist, partying, preppy reputation? I know it is a stereotype, but I'm curious as to what you guys think...</p>

<p>I think it's more so true in the south.</p>

<p>East Coast extending to South... Virginia, North Carolina... or do you mean in the deep south heading West? Also, name some.</p>

<p>^Top Southern schools are rather diverse... maybe even surprisingly diverse. This is especially true for Duke and Emory which have been ranked 1 and 2 in terms of diversity on campus. That ranking included not just racial diversity among students, but also in faculty etc. The notable exception from my observation is perhaps Vanderbilt.</p>

<p>Anyways, I do agree that preppy and partying reputation will generally be found in Southern schools... maybe UNC Chapel Hill? I cannot speak for its diversity though.</p>

<p>I took diversity out of the original OP because it doesn't really relate to exactly what I was asking. I was just wondering what CCers consider schools with stereotypically wealthy, preppy, party, elitist, academically renowned reputations are (even if it is only a fraction of the school) ... more specifically in the Northeast.. extending to VA/NC I suppose</p>

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<p>Washington & Lee</p>

<p>Princeton of the ivies and many good, but not very top LACs with a high percentage of kids not on aid.</p>

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<p>Princeton, W&L, Richmond, UVirginia, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Georgetown, Wake Forest, Villanova, Hamilton, Colby, Colgate, Lehigh, Lafayette, Trinity, Bucknell, Holy Cross</p>

<p>UNC, UVA, Wake, Vanderbilt.</p>

<p>Any second tier LAC</p>

<p>My school more or less fits the bill. Majority of people here are upper middle class Caucasians. </p>

<p>The other major Catholic universities - Georgetown and Notre Dame fit into this category as well. In fact, most major Catholic schools are usually home to a fair number of preps.</p>


<p>Gettysburg College.</p>

<p>UVa for sure. URichmond.</p>