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Without a doubt, UMass has some remarkable student bodies and more than its share of attractive people—you can observe some beautiful scenery walking around campus. It's easy to meet people because there are dozens of possibilities and places to do so, whether it's in class, at a party, or getting food at the dining hall. Random hookups happen here all the time, but by no means is everyone doing it. It is also very possible to find people looking for serious relationships if you look in the right places (i.e. NOT at a frat party).
It is difficult to describe the average student because there are so many differences, especially among living areas on campus. A stereotypical girl who lives in the Southwest Residential Area wears Uggs, spandex, and a North Face jacket, and a stereotypical Southwest guy is athletic and wears sweatshirts and flat-rimmed hats. Central residents are considered artsy, hippies, or both. Orchard Hill has a reputation of housing smarter students, while Northeast is for the nerdier students. Sylvan is simply for the unfortunate or the recluse. Of course, none of these stereotypes is true for all individuals. When it comes down to it, there is someone to suit everyone's tastes at UMass.