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June 6, 2014

Does regional personality affect a college campus?

by Grace

If this map is accurate and different regions of the country have different personalities, perhaps this information should factor into choosing a college.

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Regional personality could influence a campus vibe.  Keep in mind that higher education tends toward a personality type all its own, and schools that draw most students from outside their area will probably have a more diverse mix.  But in some cases this map may indicate subtle differences between universities across the country.  Are you “relaxed and creative”?  Then maybe a Pennsylvania school would be too “temperamental” for you.

That bright yellow color of Texas stands out amid all the blue and green in the mid section of the country, suggesting their “Don’t Mess With Texas” slogan was an appropriate choice.

Related:  ‘A quick way to find if a college has many out-of-state students’

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“This Map Explains Why Midwesterners Find New Yorkers Weird”, Science of Us, June 3, 2014.

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