Whitman students embrace a variety of fashions and personalities, but all are united by one main quality: without fail, Whitties are nerds. They are unique and more intelligent than the average college student, although they may either be closet nerds or be upfront about it. Academic passions aside, students also tend to pretend not to care about looks or clothes but actually do care (because they care about appearing to not care). As far as girls go, there are the sorority girls who tend to be aware of fashion. Hippies and hipsters follow their own sorts of trends, and the significant “outdoorsy kid” population is ready to go backpacking at a moment’s notice. There are a number of quieter girls who dress more conservatively in simpler styles. Boys are very much the same, with the frat bros, hippies, hipsters and “outdoorsy” boys.
Overall, girls tend to be pretty good-looking, if not also clever and full of personality. There are, of course, the stand-out, attractive girls, and they are notorious on campus. For the most part, it’s the girls who complain that there aren’t any guys who are simultaneously decent and available. With a slightly higher number of women than men, the “good ones” among guys don’t stay single for long. In the small LGBTQ community at Whitman, this is also true. Many attractive guys end up in fraternities, and since Greek life tends to socialize internally, it can be difficult for non-Greek women to have any relationship longer than one night with a Greek guy. Girls tend to argue that, outside of the most attractive guys, who always are in relationships, boys tend to be less attractive. If you’re a straight female, be prepared for some competition. However, for what some men lack in attractiveness, they make up for in personality, sense of humor, and brains.