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The 25 Most Spirited Colleges

Looking for a college where it’s totally the norm to wear school colors at all times and even start purchasing normal day, outerwear, socks and all kinds of accessories in school colors? Looking for the kind of school where you can regularly cheer your face off at games? Looking for a school where the pride for the school lives on long after graduation?  Well then, according to Inside College, these are the schools for you!

25 incredibly spirited colleges:

Clemson University

Duke University

Gonzaga University

Indiana University

Louisiana State University

Miami University – Oxford

Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Ohio University

Penn State University

Michigan State University

Stanford University

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

University of California – Berkeley

University of California – Los Angeles

University of Colorado

University of Florida

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Southern California

University of Texas

University of Wisconsin

Virginia Tech

Washington State University


Are you looking for a college with major spirit? Is college spirit appealing or unattractive? Share your feelings in the comment section below!

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Colleges on Quarter Systems

While your high school academic year was probably divided into two semesters, your college may follow a different calendar, like say, the quarter system.

It’s important to know what kind of academic system you’re getting yourself into while applying to college because school feels very different in a quarter system versus a semester system.

In a quarter system, the year is parceled into four quarters, while only three quarters make up an academic year. That means students have the opportunity to take more classes, however, the pace is much faster in a quarter system and finals will sneak up on you like woah.  Still, many people find that the shorter periods motivate students to be more focused throughout the quarter.

Here are colleges that are on quarter systems:

Antioch University – Los Angeles, Midwest, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Ashland University Dwight Schar College Nursing

Athenaeum of Ohio

Baker College – Allen Parr, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, Port Huron

Bastyr University

Bellevue College

Bethel Seminary of the East

Bethel Seminary San Diego

Bethel Seminary – St. Paul

California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic State University

California State University

Central Washington University

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

City College - Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami

City University of Seattle

Cleary University

Columbia Basin College

Columbia College – Hollywood

Dartmouth College

DePaul University

Dongguk University of Los Angeles

Drexel University

Dunwoody College of Technology

Eastern Oregon University

East-West University

Humphreys College – Stockton and Modesto 

John F. Kennedy University

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, Denver, Florida, Providence, and online

Kalamazoo College

King’s University

La Sierra University

Life University

Loma Linda University

Louisiana Tech University

Marylhurst University

Midwestern UniversityDowners Grove, Glendale

Milwaukee School of Engineering

National-Louis University

New England Institute of Technology

North Central College

Northwest Indian College

Northwestern University

Ohio Northern University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Olympic College

Oregon State University

Otterbein University

Pacific States University

Pacific Union College

Palo Alto University

Peninsula College

Portland State University

Principia College

Robert Morris University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rush University

Salish Kootenai College

Santa Clara University 

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seattle Pacific University

South Baylo University

Southern Oregon University

Spertus College

Stanford University

Temple Baptist College

The Evergreen State College

University of California – Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Cincinnati

University of Denver

University of Northwestern Ohio

University of Oregon

University of Saint Mary of the Lake

University of Washington

University of Western States

Walla Walla University

Western Washington University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wright State University

Do you prefer a quarter system? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 

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The 7 Preppiest Colleges

Every college has its own personality. Visit one school and you’ll get the sense that the student body is kind of book-wormy. Take a trip to another campus and maybe the students seem more laid-back. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide where you fit in. But one of the more pandemic rages on college campuses across America is preppiness

Thank goodness for all of the modern Zach Morrises of America, The Huffington Post just published its list of the 7 preppiest colleges.

1. Georgetown University
With Georgetown University just blooming with America’s future leaders on the Hill, you’re bound to find abundant polos, Brooks Brothers, and pastel Sperrys.

2. University of Virginia
UVA’s idyllic Charlottesville campus is the Mecca for preppies across the world. The rolling hills and sprawling lawn on central campus afford the perfect weather for students to wear polos with a light knit dangling over their shoulders. Thomas Jefferson would be so proud.

3. Boston College
This private Jesuit university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts has 9,200 full-time undergraduates. Once an actual preparatory school, BC is totally living up to its preppy history.

4. Wheaton College
This small college between Massachusetts and Rhode Island only became a coed school in 1988. But considering Wheaton is one of the oldest institutions for women in the U.S., its “Wheaties” have had a long time to perfect their prep.

5. Cornell University
Perhaps Cornell’s most well-known preppy alumna is The Office’s Andy Bernard. Always dressed like he’s about to go on a sailboat, Andy Bernard is Cornell University’s Everyman.

6. Ohio State University
Not even close to the coast and OSU is taking the preppy world by storm. From wearing argyle while cheering for their football team to Brooks Brothers making a line of Ohio State clothing, OSU is pretttttty preppy.

7. University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama is home to some true southern prep. Just like OSU, Brooks Brothers also has a line of clothes just for the University of Alabama.

What kind of college vibe are you looking for in your college search? Leave a comment in the section below.

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