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#1 SunnyHappyVegan

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Posted October 25 2011 - 05:04 PM

I'm sure there are threads like this already, but too bad.

Here's a list of colleges that I've been looking at and will probably apply to (I just need to dwindle the list a bit...)

Temple University ~ Philadelphia
Northeastern University ~ Boston
Suffolk ~ Boston (safety school, perhaps)
Trinity ~ Hartford, CT
Brandeis University ~ MA, near Boston (I think it's a Jewish school, so not so sure...)
College of the Atlantic ~ Bar Harbor (maybe too far)
Marlboro ~ VT
Bard ~ NY
Bennington ~ VT
Hampshire ~ MA

I'm in North Jersey here, and can't go anywhere too far. I'm planning on doing a doubl major in conservation and writing and a minor in art...

Feel free to discuss your choices here too! :)
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Posted October 26 2011 - 03:46 AM

I live in Newark, DE and go to University of Delaware. I wouldn't suggest coming here if you are looking for a hippy college. Although I am a graduate student, so besides teaching them Calculus, I don't interact with the Undergrads, it seems to be the polar opposite of a hippy college.

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Posted October 26 2011 - 07:49 AM

I thought UC Berkley was basically a hippy school-at least it used to be
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Posted October 26 2011 - 07:58 AM

UC Santa Cruz is the hippiest of those on the West Coast, or at least it used to be...

Berkeley is still cool, and probably always will be...even tho there are still lots of conservatives there.

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Posted October 26 2011 - 12:11 PM

Soo many colleges in California seem awesome, but I'm stuck on the east coast...
I am falling in love with Marlboro though, but I still have to visit it :p
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Posted October 28 2011 - 01:38 PM

I'm sure there are threads like this already, but too bad.

Here's a list of colleges that I've been looking at and will probably apply to (I just need to dwindle the list a bit...)

Temple University ~ Philadelphia
Northeastern University ~ Boston
Suffolk ~ Boston (safety school, perhaps)
Trinity ~ Hartford, CT
Brandeis University ~ MA, near Boston (I think it's a Jewish school, so not so sure...)
College of the Atlantic ~ Bar Harbor (maybe too far)
Marlboro ~ VT
Bard ~ NY
Bennington ~ VT
Hampshire ~ MA

I'm in North Jersey here, and can't go anywhere too far. I'm planning on doing a doubl major in conservation and writing and a minor in art...

Feel free to discuss your choices here too! :)

Have you tried looking at colleges here in Oregon? we have some colleges that are quite hippish and they are great, the college i am attending now (oregon state univ.) is a great hippie school and so is UofO

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Posted October 28 2011 - 01:45 PM

Naropa in Boulder, CO is notoriously hippie

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Posted October 29 2011 - 02:33 PM

But I can't leave the east coast.... I live in North Jersey; I want to get out of this state (that I don't love it, because I do- except for Christie), but I have to stay within a 5 hour car ride.

But it's good to discuss all colleges for anyone else interested... yes...

So, right now I am infatuated with Marlboro :daisy:
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Posted November 16 2011 - 10:58 PM

I don't know if you've checked out Temple but that is right in Philly. Super sketchy there.

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Posted November 17 2011 - 02:17 AM

young hippies and sketchy go hand in hand

went to uc berk to visit a friend and visited the free speech cafe. A great gallery of protesters behind a plethora of pre-med, pre-law, and ecks majors on apple computers, clean and all.

don't discount uc berk it's a big school so you can find hippyness if you seek it out.

I mean I was visiting uc davis and I found a small niche of shallow hippyness

I have friends at REED COLLEGE and after you deal with the 50% hipsters 10% richy, 5% frat equalviate. you have a decent size outdoory hippy group. I livied in the area and partied with them. At least a few years ago it was an awesome play hard work hard school. That has a really open drug culture and huge amount of intellegent kids, and awesome proffesors.

I'd say if you always been an ecentric left leaning smarty you should at least check out reed. (if you're poor they have sizable financial age for said smarties)
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Posted November 20 2011 - 05:24 PM

does anyone know of any hippie oriented colleges in ohio?

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Posted November 20 2011 - 05:48 PM

does anyone know of any hippie oriented colleges in ohio?


Sorry, no offence, but this made me chuckle.......

Maybe somewhere in southern Ohio but up here it's like open season on us hippies all year long.....

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Posted November 27 2011 - 05:13 AM

Oberlin is in Ohio, and that's pretty hippy-dippy, I've heard.

It seems like most of the good hippie schools are on the west coast though.

I did look into Temple, but a lot of people told me the area is bad. I think it'd be cool to be in Philly, plus I'd be close to my favorite aunt and uncle.

I just have this idea, though, that no matter where I go and what I do, I'm going to be unhappy.
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Posted January 21 2012 - 01:37 PM

what are some really good hippie schools if you don't care how far away it is? I've been looking at uc berkley but looking at other options as well

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Posted January 21 2012 - 02:44 PM

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Posted October 25 2012 - 10:42 PM

Oberlin is in Ohio, and that's pretty hippy-dippy, I've heard.

Oberlin is VERY liberal. It was actually too liberal for me, which prior to my visit there I didn't think was possible. Ohio University (which I attend) is also known for its liberal leanings.

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Posted January 19 2013 - 01:02 PM

Any hippie schools in michigan?

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Posted January 19 2013 - 03:28 PM

The college of St Scholastica in Duluth MN has quite a few old hippy professors but not many hippy students. When I first went there I was surprised to see the voice trainer was a biker hippy with long hair with an amazing voice. First time I heard him singing opera I was very :-) surprised.

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Posted March 23 2013 - 07:40 PM

Don't forget Prescott College in Prescott, AZ and New College in Sarasota, FL. Prescott College is self directed. You can create your own degree, but make sure your program is accredited. Environmentalism and sustainability is a major focus. There's a great neighborhood near the college with all kinds of crazy permaculture projects and minifarms. There's also peace and justice studies, human development and anything you can think of. The adult program allows you to study anywhere and visit mentors frequently for credit. Prescott may be the reactionary conservative armpit of Arizona, but there's SOOOO much cool stuff going on as far as arts and culture is concerned. It's just a strange political divide. I don't know much about New College. Evergreen in Olympia is another self directed one that's technically a state school (cheaper).

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Posted April 17 2013 - 04:41 AM

Champlain College in Burlington, VT is a pretty laid back place, as is UVM (The University of Vermont.) I plan on going there for my bachelors in Sustainable Horticulture after I finish the Associates program I'm in now. Also, if you looking for a course of study involving anything environmental, check out Unity College, in Unity, ME. Maine is pretty good for hippies... plus we have lobsters, moose and pinetrees.
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Posted June 01 2013 - 08:23 PM

does anyone know of any hippie oriented colleges in ohio?

Oberlin and Antioch are both in Ohio. I'm considering them both as possible schools, if I decide to take that route!

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Posted June 01 2013 - 08:55 PM

College.

Except Texas A&M. They're pretty hardcore nazis.

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Posted June 05 2013 - 06:12 PM

I just got accepted to Portland State University, and from what I can tell it's not a bad place for hippies to go. At least I really hope I don't get there and find out it is.

One that screams hippie at me and I'd love to go to if I could afford it is Northland College in northern Wisconsin. I've been looking at their website for years, drooling over it.

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Posted June 05 2013 - 06:48 PM

I don't know if Antioch (Ohio) is necessarily Hippy - but it is definitely Radical Leftist, with a heavy feminist bend. They call it 'The Bootcamp for the Revolution' - [My ex GF went here]

On the West Coast, I did 1 year at Cal (Berkeley), it is way more professionally oriented now than anything near Hippy.

HSU (Humboldt State) is where I graduated from. This is a full on Hippy Haven as far as schools go - and the town is a nice Hippy / Libertarian zone. HSU would get my vote for the most steadfastly Hippy school.

Santa Cruz (UCSC) is still a Hippy Haven but is more and more influenced by the Southern California Transplants. More make-up and less dreads these days. The town of Santa Cruz also is moving more and more from a sleepy hippy town to a standard beachside metro. But there is still a good counter culture there. (I was born & raised in SC)
No longer here - seems like a pretty mainstream group of mostly aggro & unenlightened folks.

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Posted June 06 2013 - 02:53 AM

hippies and university? wut wut?
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Posted September 23 2014 - 10:32 AM

The Evergreen State College voted the number 1 school in the nation by High Times magazine when I went there, and the legalization of marijauna in Washington state probably hasn't hurt


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Posted September 23 2014 - 02:33 PM

The University of Western Connecticut has a killer jazz program

 

They're the ones the movement started from - I don't know if I would call them hippies, but they're definitely hip people to say the least. Jazz musicians are generally hip or downright weird - and more often than not both


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Posted September 24 2014 - 09:01 AM

So I guess you have the smarts and money to go to any of these places, and you're just trying to find out which one is the "hippist"? That's your prime criterion for a college education? Rich daddy? Trust fund? What exactly do you mean by "hippie"? Herb/drug friendly? Environment conscious? Politically progressive? Laid back curriculum? Shaggy professors and students? Artsy? BTW, yes, Brandeis is Jewish and you wouldn't like it, because it's square as all get out. Great school though. The "notoriously hippie" Naropa U. (posst#7) is specifically Buddhist.


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Posted October 09 2014 - 09:32 PM

Look no further than Burlington Vt. as someone else said.  I can attest to that.


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