College campuses are interesting places. They’re like their own little community-I’ve heard my sister refer to my school as a ‘tiny town’. As such, they’re diverse, and mean that there are tons of different types of people you run into. No matter what school you go to, there definitely are a few types of people found on all college campuses.
HERE ARE SEVEN TYPES OF PEOPLE YOU MEET ON CAMPUS, AS TOLD BY NEW GIRL:
1. THE STUDENT ATHLETE
The student athlete is easy to spot. Whether they’re dressed in athletic gear or have ice packs taped to various places, you can usually expect them to be sporting some sort of athletic gear or athleisure. (Or, expect an Instagram post about how they ‘clean up well’ when they switch it up.) Bonus points if they’re wearing a team jacket.
2. THE VALLEY GIRL
Oversized crewneck, yoga pants, Uggs, and a blinged out cellphone case. We ALL know the telling signs of a valley girl. These girls take things to a whole new level; if they’re casual, they’re REALLY casual, and if they’re glammed up, you can tell from a mile away. If you can get through a conversation with one and not have any brain cells die, you’re my hero.
3. THE WANNABE HIPSTER
These are the people who really, REALLY want others to think they’re total hipsters. Check their Instagrams, and you’ll most likely find pictures of them sipping their French press coffee with a caption that seems deep, but when thought about for two seconds, actually means nothing (layered with a VSCO cam filter of course).
4. THE ACTUAL HIPSTER
These are the people who are SO LEGITIMATELY HIPSTER that it’s clear that that’s just who they are. Check their closet for vintage jackets, boots, and hats. Oh, and ask for Sriracha-they’ll probably pull it out of their backpack, hand it to you, and continue sipping their kombucha in silence.
5. THE MUSIC AND THEATRE ADDICT
Probably carrying a cello or a script or something, every campus holds people who either a music hall addicts, or couldn’t get enough of Broadway. You can probably pinpoint their location by listening for the show tunes being whistled.
6. THE PARTIER
Out until 3 A.M. on the weeknights and the first one to suggest a late night out, I’m pretty sure every college circle holds a partier.
7. THE (ABOVE AND BEYOND) HONOR STUDENT
This is the student that will check their planner, put it away, and then pull it out and frantically check it again to make sure they didn’t miss anything. They’ve gotten the project that’s due two weeks from now done, and are making A++s in all their classes, but they still have every weeknight blocked off for homework. As much as they need time to finish polishing their 30 page paper, they’ll be there ASAP if you need help with math homework.
There are definitely more than seven types of people you find on all college campuses, but I’ll leave it to you to figure out the rest. As an added note, there’s nothing wrong with any of these people-they’re just fun to stereotype. When you run into one, don’t judge-just smile and tell them, “You keep doing you.”