Ian Wed, 07/13/2011 - 12:20
I was just checking in on Facebook this morning and saw that A friend has posted a link to a Huffington Post Article that Puts Miami 3rd in their list of the preppiest Schools in the Country. The article states:
Once upon a time, the prep was a variation of a traditionalist, East Coast-born, equestrian-riding, upper class WASP that attended a northeastern private university and boarding school before that. But the elusive noun is ever-changing, and nowadays members of this subculture are more defined by their attitudes than their creeds: If they play lacrosse, wear boat shoes, and bring a date to a football game, they're preppy. The attachment to traditional "old school" beliefs and attitudes isn't necessarily there, just an outfit that makes 'em look like their parents own several yachts and a place on the Vineyard. We're ringing in an age of the "New Prep."
Despite this distinction (One that I am not necessarily proud of) Miami University was and continues to be a great University. The Article did enlighten me about the fact that Miami is the 10th oldest Public school in the United States, and the 2nd Oldest in Ohio.
While Miami University may be labeled as one of the preppiest schools in the country, at least its not being labeled as one of the best schools to party at.