Inspired by this great article from Missouri!
1. James Madison University = Cinderella
Cinderella is the embodiment of a Duke, and not only because she's blonde and pale. We, too, have a bad tendency of stumbling home late at night with only one shoe on, but at least we clean up all our messes!
Tech and UVA are our evil stepsisters.
2. George Mason University = Tiana
Our favorite frog princess 100 percent represents Patriots. George Mason is one of the most diverse colleges in the state, and has an exceptionally strong business and politics programs--Tiana would be so into it. Plus, she's already dressed in school colors!
3. Virginia Tech = Merida
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Smart, independent, and already sporting orange, Merida would be one heck of a Hokie. Cold weather? Castle-like buildings? Archery? Strong accents? Blacksburg is almost indistinguishable from Scotland!
4. Old Dominion University = Ariel
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Not only is Norfolk practically underwater anyway, but there are already mermaids all over the city. Ariel barely knows the world above water, and ODU is primarily a commuter school--they're both safe inside their local nautical communities!
5. Christopher Newport University = Sleeping Beauty
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Did you forget about CNU? Sometimes I do, too. That's why they're Aurora--because CNU is slept on. Ha? Get it?? Puns! Anyway, CNU's severely underappreciated and I wouldn't doubt that there were fairy godmothers flying around their campus.
6. William & Mary = Belle
Everyone saw this coming. Belle is witty, bookish, cunning, and lives in a historical village. Historical Williamsburg is a practically the same thing as provincial France, and half of William and Mary's buildings were probably built around the same time as Beast's castle!
7. Virginia Commonwealth University = Rapunzel
She's creative, young, wide-eyed, and scared to go outside! VCU students are known for being artsy (and often barefoot), and for being at the forefront at all trends (like the trend of fiercely independent Disney princesses)! They also all have great hair, whether they keep it short or long.
8. Radford = Meg
"I'm a damsel. I'm in distress. I can handle it". Radford students take no shit, no matter what other people say about them. Left alone in the middle of the mountains, they're bored, sarcastic, but still manage to be a cult favorite among our age group. I'm not going to comment on whether or not Radford students have made a deal with the Devil, but...
how do they keep their tuition so low?????
9. University of Virginia = Mulan
Could you imagine any other Disney princess proudly shouting "wahoowa"? Me neither. Mulan's strong, cunning, and does not stop working until she's achieved her ultimate goal:
getting accepted to UVA winning the war. She may not be a preppy girl in Vineyard Vines and Sperries, but Mulan still represents UVA best out of all the princesses.
10. Longwood = Elsa
This one's simple: they're both cold and trapped in the middle of nowhere.
Do you agree? Disagree? Think I left out too many colleges/princesses? Let me know in the comments!