My alma mater, Wheaton College, is a tiny (~1600 students) liberal arts college in a small town in Massachusetts. When I was living on the East Coast, most people hadn’t heard of it, so I’d give them the whole spiel – and that’s what I knew to expect from people. Here in Ohio (which is technically the East Coast but feels hella Midwest to me) I tend to get a different response from people…
Person: So where did you go to college?
Me: I went to Wheaton College, it’s a small school that you might not have heard–
Person: Oh, I know people who went there! In Illinois, right?
Me: Uh, no, mine’s in Massachusetts. There are two Wheaton Colleges, but they’re pretty different…
Person: *silently judging me bc my school is super liberal and not the conservative, Christian school that they thought it was*
So this is new!!!