7 Stereotypes You’ll Definitely Meet in College
William Hallstrom
CampusTales Editor
June 1st, 2017


College is all about making new friends. In this article, we want to help you navigate the overwhelming social challenges of a college student by listing a few characters that anyone is sure to encounter during their time in college. Some of whom you should avoid, and some of whom you should hold on to. Warning: Some of these may be way too relatable.
1. The over-enthusiastic, yes-man exchange student

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Wanting to make the most of their exchange semester, these guys will attend literally ANYTHING you invite them to. Social vultures in the class will capitalize on this, and you’ll see immediate, yet temporary, BFF-bonds being made in the first week of the semester. These guys travel EVERY weekend and still won’t miss a single social event, seemingly defying the laws of nature. They’re living life in the fast lane, and before you know it they’ll be gone.
2. The “Class Rep”





You know that guy who is “cool with everyone” just because he wants something from them? We sure do. The class rep is the guy who doesn’t believe in real, non-beneficial friendships. He’s headed straight for Washington D.C. upon graduation, or at least for a role in House of Cards. His smirk is far from genuine, and any conversation he engages in will undoubtedly end in him talking about his future career plans.
3. The club promoter

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We all have a certain level of integrity, some more than others. However, there’s one breed of college students who completely lack this trait – the club promoters. Permanently stuck in the freshers’ week state of mind, these people will bombard you with Facebook-messages to the point you stop answering, and then continue.
4. The class secretary

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There’s always that one person that takes great notes. Everyone knows this individual. You’ll be able to identify them simply by attending classes - their hands are frequently raised, which makes them easy to spot. GET TO KNOW THEM. Their notes are better than your sporadic scribbles that turn out more like Chinese calligraphy than anything else, and they will save your ass more than once throughout your college career.
5. The ghost

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Any class is sure to have a few ghosts. You might never see them, but you will hear their names echo through the lecture halls when TA’s take attendance. What they do when they’re not in class, nobody knows. You will hear rumors about them having dropped out, but just as you start believing in these rumors they’ll suddenly appear in first row 2 weeks before exams start. Ghosts live off of the class secretary and last-minute crash courses.
6. The springbreaker

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Springbreakers have watched too many American Pie movies. They see college purely as a chance to make up for hook-ups they missed in high school. Trust us when we say that you’re better off staying under their radar. They are the last person you want to bring home to mom and dad (not that they’d stick around for that long).
7. The extracurricular maniac

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College is a time to explore one’s interests. Most people have one or two passions, and some people seem to enjoy everything. Combining this diverse set of interests with the pressure to build out one’s resume before graduation get the perfect recipe for becoming an extracurricular maniac. You will probably have one or two of these people in your friend circle, but you’ll rarely see them for more than 30-minute at a time, before they have to rush off to some meeting or fund-raiser. Hold on to these friends, as they’re likely to become future presidents or star CEO’s.
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7 Stereotypes You’ll Definitely Meet in College
William Hallstrom
CampusTales Editor
June 1st, 2017
College is all about making new friends. In this article, we want to help you navigate the overwhelming social challenges of a college student by listing a few characters that anyone is sure to encounter during their time in college. Some of whom you should avoid, and some of whom you should hold on to. Warning: Some of these may be way too relatable.
1. The over-enthusiastic, yes-man exchange student

via GIPHY

Wanting to make the most of their exchange semester, these guys will attend literally ANYTHING you invite them to. Social vultures in the class will capitalize on this, and you’ll see immediate, yet temporary, BFF-bonds being made in the first week of the semester. These guys travel EVERY weekend and still won’t miss a single social event, seemingly defying the laws of nature. They’re living life in the fast lane, and before you know it they’ll be gone.
2. The “Class Rep”


You know that guy who is “cool with everyone” just because he wants something from them? We sure do. The class rep is the guy who doesn’t believe in real, non-beneficial friendships. He’s headed straight for Washington D.C. upon graduation, or at least for a role in House of Cards. His smirk is far from genuine, and any conversation he engages in will undoubtedly end in him talking about his future career plans.
3. The club promoter

via GIPHY

We all have a certain level of integrity, some more than others. However, there’s one breed of college students who completely lack this trait – the club promoters. Permanently stuck in the freshers’ week state of mind, these people will bombard you with Facebook-messages to the point you stop answering, and then continue.
4. The class secretary

via GIPHY

There’s always that one person that takes great notes. Everyone knows this individual. You’ll be able to identify them simply by attending classes - their hands are frequently raised, which makes them easy to spot. GET TO KNOW THEM. Their notes are better than your sporadic scribbles that turn out more like Chinese calligraphy than anything else, and they will save your ass more than once throughout your college career.
5. The ghost

via GIPHY

Any class is sure to have a few ghosts. You might never see them, but you will hear their names echo through the lecture halls when TA’s take attendance. What they do when they’re not in class, nobody knows. You will hear rumors about them having dropped out, but just as you start believing in these rumors they’ll suddenly appear in first row 2 weeks before exams start. Ghosts live off of the class secretary and last-minute crash courses.
6. The springbreaker

via GIPHY

Springbreakers have watched too many American Pie movies. They see college purely as a chance to make up for hook-ups they missed in high school. Trust us when we say that you’re better off staying under their radar. They are the last person you want to bring home to mom and dad (not that they’d stick around for that long).
7. The extracurricular maniac

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College is a time to explore one’s interests. Most people have one or two passions, and some people seem to enjoy everything. Combining this diverse set of interests with the pressure to build out one’s resume before graduation get the perfect recipe for becoming an extracurricular maniac. You will probably have one or two of these people in your friend circle, but you’ll rarely see them for more than 30-minute at a time, before they have to rush off to some meeting or fund-raiser. Hold on to these friends, as they’re likely to become future presidents or star CEO’s.
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