What's Your College Stereotype?

By: Emily Maggrett

What's Your College Stereotype?
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About This Quiz

College is a place of learning ... but it's also a place where we make friends, meet future spouses and forge a set of contacts that will last a lifetime. In other words, your university or college is a very important part of your social life! That means that, as in any social environment, your personality matters. The way you come across in your daily classes can expand (or limit) your options in life, thanks to the undeniable influence that networking has on your job prospects.

So, what kind of person do your classmates think you are? Have they written you off as a bro? Dismissed you as a nerd? Or are they totally intimidated by your coolness ... which is maybe covering up some secret insecurity? It's possible that people understand your personality perfectly, but it's also possible that they're assuming you're someone who you're not. If you want to understand how best to present yourself, it's key that you find out what people actually think of you.

Luckily, this quiz can help. We've come up with an array of questions that will uncover which college stereotype you're currently embodying. Ready to learn more? Don't delay — take this quiz!

Couple at restaurant You want to ask out that cutie in your English class. What kind of date will you take them on?
Palm readings followed by a cheese-and-cracker picnic
Dinner and a movie (a documentary about fracking)
I'd ask them to "check out" my room.
Protesting, then skating on the beach

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Poetry reading One of your friends invites you to their poetry reading. You say ... ?
"Um, I'll see if I can make it."
"Sure. I want to support you."
"Ew, no."
"Of course. I'm reading too!"

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Hardest class Your hardest class is ... ?
Calculus
Jogging 101
English
Biology

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College club Which clubs do you belong to?
I hate clubs.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Rowing Club (Crew)
Drama Club!

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Friends shopping Your favorite place to shop is ... ?
ASOS
Nordstrom
Banana Republic
Urban Outfitters

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Procrastinating Let's face it: We've all binge-watched TV shows when we were supposed to be studying. Which of these shows do you watch when you're procrastinating?
"Pretty Little Liars"
"Game of Thrones"
"Friends"
"Riverdale"

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Hard time in college In your experience, what's the hardest thing about college?
Trying to keep up with my new friends and my homework at the same time
Acing all my classes
Dealing with noise complaints
Finding the time to maintain my skincare routine

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Internship on summer Your advisor suggests you do an internship over the summer. You say ... ?
"Yes, but only if it's with someone quasi-famous."
"Yes, if it's with someone who can mentor me in my industry."
"No, can't do it. I need to work on my tan."
"Sorry, I already have plans. I'm hiking across the Alps!"

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Meh
Convenient
Normal
Basic

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Study abroad Your professor asks you if you'd like to study abroad next year. How do you respond?
"Sure, if it's in London, Paris or Prague."
"Can you tell me more?"
"Nah. I'd prefer to stick around here."
"Yes, of course! Anywhere!"

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Princeton University How do you feel about Ivy League schools?
They're kind of overrated.
They're my dream!
I deserve to be at an Ivy, but for some reason, I didn't get in.
They're classist!

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Students talking in class People who talk a lot in class are ... ?
Try-hards
Smart
So uncool
Show-offs

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College students You never feel fully dressed without your ... ?
Dozens of rings
Button-down shirt
Polo shirt
Birkenstocks

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Girl reading What's your favorite novel about college?
"The Secret History"
"The Rules of Attraction"
"Wonder Boys"
"On Beauty"

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Mother and daughter at college Are you attending the same college that your parents attended?
No, my parents went to really boring colleges.
No. I'm actually the first person in my family to go to college.
Yes. I'm a legacy. 😁
Yes, but please don't tell anyone!

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Young man traveling People who take "gap" years are ... ?
Savvy
Foolish
Lazy ... just like me!
Cool, if they use that time to travel

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Student eating College students don't have much time to cook, so you pretty much live on ... ?
Take-out
Rice and beans
Mac and cheese
Ramen

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College students in class When you walk into class, where do you sit?
In the back
In the front
Near the window
In the safe, friendly middle

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Student coming home How often do you go home?
As little as possible
Every weekend
I go home for all the major holidays.
All the holidays, plus occasional random visits when I'm homesick! 🥰

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Students meeting Do you think you're going to meet "The One" at college?
As if!
No, that's not what this time in my life is for.
I don't want to meet "The One" for a loooong time. 😜
I hope so.

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Studying all night You're sleep-deprived because you studied all night. How are you going to stay awake today?
Two words: yerba mate
Espresso. Lots and lots of it.
I'm not. I'm going back to bed.
I'm going to take a hot shower, then work out. That always perks me up!

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Happy students In your experience, what's the best thing about college?
Not having any parental supervision
Getting the chance to shape my career
Meeting lots of new people
Learning!

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Student new car Would you rather get a new computer, a new wardrobe, a new camera or a new car?
The new wardrobe
The new computer
The new car!
The new camera

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Student thinking If you had the time to minor in something, what would you choose?
French
Economics
Nothing. I'm just trying to get my degree.
Botany

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Adele Someone famous is performing at your school soon! You hope that it's ... ?
Billie Eilish
Adele
Mumford & Sons
Lizzo

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Frat party One of your friends invites you to a frat party. You say ... ?
"I think I have plans."
"I'd love to, but I'm swamped with homework."
"When? Where?"
"Maybe. Who's going to be there?"

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College friends You couldn't make it through college without your ... ?
Credit card
Planner
Friends!
Hydro Flask

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Legs on sunlit grass For lazing around campus, what's your preferred shoe?
Furry slides
My running sneakers
Flip-flops
Vans

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Volunteers Do you volunteer with any organizations?
Lol, nope
Yes, but it's mostly for my resume.
Technically, my frat is a nonprofit. 😁
Greenpeace, baby!

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"Mistress America"
"The Social Network"
"Old School"
"Pitch Perfect"

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