NEW: Brown, RISD Named Top 10 Hipster Colleges in US By Her Campus
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Brown: Uber Hip at #4
Weighing in at a truly hip #4 nationally, Providence's Brown University is described as one of the few schools in the nation with no core class requirements, which does, in the words of Her Campus, breed true freethinkers. "The only things higher than these students’ high-waisted shorts are their GPAs," according to the Her Campus Team. Clara Beyer, a Her Campus summer intern and a senior at Brown, is reported saying that, “The phrase ‘that's so heteronormative’ is a campus-wide inside joke… Everything we do is ironic. We get drunk ironically. We party ironically. Bro tanks are a huge phenomenon over Spring Weekend, but I think it's only because we like to be ironic about it.”
Brown students are self-aware, says Her Campus, but that doesn’t stop them from indulging in their hipster ways. “PBR is literally too mainstream for most people; we prefer Narragansett,” Beyer said.
RISD: Also Hip at #6
Ranking #6, Providence's Rhode Island School of Design was credited as the home of "the world's artsiest college kids," as well as being named the best design school in the world by Business Insider. "When [RISD students] aren’t hitting up the thrift stores, they show off their schoolwork at events like the MFA Furniture Show, where students re-envisioned and redesigned regular furniture to find a deeper meaning—very philosophical, and totally hipster," said Her Campus. "If the sheer concentration of art appreciation at this school doesn’t have you convinced, RISD is located in the sixth best town for hipsters in the U.S., according to Travel + Leisure."
Brown and RISD placed behind the following hipper than hip colleges:
"At these schools, the students have an affinity for hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, raggedy sweaters, ironic mustaches, and TOMS," said Her Campus of the hip list. "That band you’ve never heard of? These students have all of their music (on vinyl, of course). These schools harbor the most intense hipster vibes on their campuses (we’re talking bearded students sitting near the art department listening to indie rock—trust us, you’ve never heard of that band, either)."
To read about all the Top 10 Hipster Schools in America, go here.
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