Build Your Perfect Dorm and We'll Reveal if You Should Go To a Big or Small College

By: Tori Highley

Build Your Perfect Dorm and We'll Reveal if You Should Go To a Big or Small College
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About This Quiz

With everything to consider, choosing a college is tough work. It is essential to be sure your college has majors that interest you, but the atmosphere of a campus can make or break your college experience. Without a college visit, it can be hard to tell if you'll click with a college. However, there are a definitely few indicators of the atmosphere that you can find just from the online stats.

While pamphlets and statistics can say a lot about what the students at a campus care about, the size of a college can say even more. Larger schools tend to be fueled by athletics and club involvement. These schools are excellent for outgoing people who are always looking for something to do and new people to meet. Small schools tend to be fueled by academics and close-knit friendships, making them great for people who emphasize quality in their relationships and work. And medium schools get the best of both worlds! 

This quiz can help you make sure you get everything you want out of your college experience. Not only will you start thinking about your adorable dorm room, but you will also find out what size college will work best for you. Let us help you decide on the perfect college size for you with our dorm room quiz!

Which sheets would you love to put on your new Twin-XL mattress?
White sheets.
Polkadot sheets.
Cartoon-printed sheets.
Flannel sheets.
Other.

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How many roommates do you want?
Three or more.
Two would be plenty.
One is fine.
I'd rather be by myself.

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Which of these throw pillows will keep your bed comfortable?
Something with an inspirational quote.
A rainbow tie-dye pillow.
An emoji pillow.
Why would I need a throw pillow?

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What extra do you have to have room for in your room?
My bicycle.
My mini-fridge.
My television.
My record player.
Something else.

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From these options, how do you plan to set up your bed?
Bunk beds!
Lowest to the ground.
Lofted, so my desk fits underneath.
Captain height, for storage.

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What style bathrooms would you rather have?
My own bathroom.
A suite-style bathroom would be great.
I'm fine with a communal bathroom.
None of these sound okay.

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Which of these posters are you definitely putting up on your wall?
Movie poster from my favorite cult classic.
Artwork from my high school art class.
My favorite band poster.
A poster of my role model.

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Which of these desk chairs will inspire you to study?
A big gaming chair, with speakers and cup holders.
A tufted, country chic desk chair.
A big exercise ball.
Any chair works for me.

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What will be the best use of your command strips?
Hanging fairy lights.
Putting up hooks for my jackets and hats.
Holding cords in place.
Damage-free artwork.
Some other function.

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Other than posters, what will adorn your walls?
Pictures of my friends at home.
Mail from my parents.
My favorite inspirational quotes.
Newspaper clippings.
I have something better to brighten up my walls.

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What kind of music will be playing to drown out your neighbors?
Country music.
Disney songs.
Heavy metal.
Classical music.
Something else.

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Which potted plant will bring serenity to your room?
A small Chia pet.
A nice spider plant.
A mini-succulent garden
I'm not a plant person.

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What kind of snacks will you need a three month supply of?
Cheez-Its.
Nutella.
Animal crackers.
Keebler cookies.
Something better.

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How many fun coffee mugs will you need?
Probably more than six.
Four matching mugs.
Two, for me and my roomie.
One, for me.

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What style of furniture would your dream dorm have?
Modern and sleek.
Industrial and reclaimed.
Traditional.
I don't care much.

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Which of these tabletop games can you not leave at home?
Cards Against Humanity.
Settlers of Catan.
Uno.
Exploding Kittens.
Something else.

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What will you use to hold all of your pens?
An old coffee mug.
A tin can I decorated.
A leather-wrapped pen holder.
I'll just keep them in my pencil bag.
I have a different idea.

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Which of these blankets will you use to stay cozy on those late study sessions?
Big fuzzy blanket.
A handmade quilt from home.
A big knitted blanket.
A picnic blanket.

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Of the following, how will you add ambiance to your room for movie nights?
Lava lamps.
Twinkle lights.
A desk lamp.
Battery-powered candles.

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Where will your prized stuffed animal from home be located?
Under my pillow.
In my bed, front and center.
Hiding in a box for only the worst days.
I left that at home.

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Of the following: which window treatments will help cozy up the room?
I'll probably hang some school pennants in the window.
I'll put some nice white curtains to add dimension.
Blackout curtains are very necessary.
Why would I need anything other than the blinds that are already there?

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How will you improvise extra seating in your dorm?
Use an ottoman that also holds my games.
Use the antique trunk that holds my valuables.
A folding camping chair works for me.
Borrow my roommates bed.
Something else.

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Which of these sounds like the best way to add extra style to your room?
Displaying my guitars.
Gold washi tape for furniture and doors.
Adding a fake tufted headboard.
Adding small mirrors to brighten up the room.
Hanging a big, boho tapestry.

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Which of these will most help you organize your on-campus life?
Storage bins for my gear.
A cute lucite makeup organizer.
A canvas backpack with tons of pockets.
Command hooks for hanging all of my accessories.

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Of the following: what would adorn your door?
A pennant from my favorite sports team.
Holiday-specific greetings.
Record-artwork from my favorite album.
A whiteboard for people to write messages on.

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Which of these views would you love to wake up to every morning?
The college square, where everything happens.
A view of the whole town.
The natural beauty of nearby parks and mountains.
The cityscape.

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Since candles are a no-go, what will freshen up your room between cleanings?
Febreeze.
Aromatherapy diffuser.
Decorative essential oil diffuser.
A vanilla-scented plug-in.
Something else.

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Which shower curtain would brighten your morning?
One with a nautical stripe.
One with nature-inspired prints.
Something with a funny silhouette.
I don't care.

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Which of these rugs will help cozy up the drab dorm floors?
A big shaggy rug.
A homemade braided rug.
A chevron pattern rug.
I don't want a rug.

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Of the following: what feature would draw you to hang out in the dorm lounges?
A big television.
A cozy fireplace.
A pool table.
A cozy window seat.

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