This Comprehensive Quiz Will Determine Your Ideal College Major

By: Zoe Samuel

This Comprehensive Quiz Will Determine Your Ideal College Major
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About This Quiz

The decision to go to college is one of the biggest you can possibly make in your life. Of course, it just makes sense to go to college, but come on, the whole thing is so expensive! While you know that going to college is almost certainly a good idea, choosing a major isn't all that easy.

A lot of people just go with something that they think will benefit them down the road financially, such as business or marketing, and it makes sense, really. Why go to school unless you are majoring in something that could make you a lot of cash down the road? 

Other people take a bit of a different tactic, and they choose something like Political Science or Philosophy. A lot of those people wind up going to grad school down the road. And then there are the college students that are art, theatre or English majors - they usually want a career in the arts and don't really care that much about making a whole lot of cash. 

So many questions. We don't have all the answers, but if you take this quiz, we will give you a pretty good idea about what major you should take in college. If you already graduated, this quiz could tell you what you should've taken. Sorry about that.

Are you good with people?
Only smart ones
Only educated ones
Mostly
Yes

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Do you love money?
Somewhat
So much
I like it fine.
I do not like it at all.

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Are you good with names?
Yes, of things, but not of people
Yes, of concepts
Yes, of people
Yes, of all things

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Do you like numbers?
I love them.
I like them.
I can handle them.
I hate and fear them.

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Are you good with your hands?
I type really fast.
LOL no
Yes, very
Yes, because it helps me be creative.

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Does debt scare you?
Not a bit
I love debt.
It terrifies me.
Yes, but not enough to decide based on it.

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How much do you want to study?
A lot
All the studying for me, please.
Not too much
I want to study really hard in some areas then be super lazy in others.

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Do you learn best from a book or by doing?
Mostly doing
Books
Doing
Mostly books

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Do you want to be your own boss?
No
Probably not
Yes, please
I want to freelance for different clients and bosses.

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How important is status to you?
Somewhat
Highly
Actively not
A little

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How long do you want to be in school?
3 years
6 years
2 years
4 years

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How much do you want to future-proof your career?
I want to kid myself that I have managed this.
Somewhat
I'll be honest, I fear that I may make a bad choice there.
I really need to do this.

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How optimistic are you?
Fairly
Not very
Highly
I oscillate.

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Do you like the idea of scheduling your own hours?
No, thanks.
Definitely not, I want to be a hamster on someone else's wheel.
I love that.
I like it sometimes, but other times I like to be motivated by someone else.

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Do you have any interest in media?
Nope
Only to own it
I like it for fun.
I love it.

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How about the corporate world?
It's tolerable.
It's terrific.
It's boring.
It's evil.

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Is politics of interest to you?
A little
Yes, loads
Less than zero
Quite a lot

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Do you always want to know why things are how they are?
I sure do!
Sometimes
When it's important, yes.
Nearly always

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Are you a fast reader?
Not really
Very
No
Extremely

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Do you need a degree that leads straight to a job?
Yes, please.
Ideally
I want the job first.
Not necessarily

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Do you want to be "accomplished" in the Jane Austen sense of the word?
Not at all
Somewhat
I don't even know what that is.
That's the dream.

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Do you want to travel for your degree?
A little
A lot
Only locally
Ideally abroad

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Would you mind being in a class where most people don't look or sound anything like you, even if it meant a certain amount of bullying coming your way?
I would love that!
I could tolerate that.
I would survive that.
I would hate that.

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Do you want to go postgraduate?
Probably not
Definitely
Absolutely not
If necessary

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Will your parents' approval be a factor in your choice of degree?
Probably
Definitely
No
They will actively disapprove, and I am fine with that.

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Do you think the rat race is silly?
No, it's fine.
It's brilliant.
It's boring.
It's awful.

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Do you aspire to own a home?
Yes, a regular one
Yes, a huge one
Yes, a modest one
I don't imagine I ever will.

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What sort of folks do you want to be around?
Smart ones
Rich ones
Honest ones
Creative ones

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Is college really about networking?
I suppose a little.
Absolutely, I love it.
Not really
Yes, which I hate.

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Will you have to take a summer job to get through your course?
No
No, I will intern.
I will work the whole time.
I will work in the summer.

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