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Tell us what's important to you and we'll create a personalized list of schools to consider.
How it works
Take the quiz
Tell us a bit about who you are and what you're looking for
We'll create a personalized list of colleges we think you'd love
Use our suggestions to find where you belong
Find your best fit with our College Quiz!
Choosing a college is tough. A lot goes into the decision, and everyone has different priorities. You might be looking for a school with the best academics and top-notch professors, while your friend wants a great party scene in a warm climate.
And let's be honest — not everyone knows what they want in a school right away. Your parents and teachers want you to get into a “good college,” but have you thought about what that means? If the answer is no, don't worry — you're not alone.
That's why Niche created the College Quiz, a quick and easy survey that zeroes in on what matters to you.
About the College Quiz
We start with your grades and test scores. For better or worse, they matter to admissions officers. But they don't necessarily disqualify you from attending your dream school (many schools have started relying less on test scores, so don't count yourself out too soon).
Once you've told us about your grades, we move on to what's most important to you in a school, including:AcademicsAthleticsProfessorsDormsCampus diningThe campus in generalStudent lifeThe party sceneDiversitySafetyThe city/townFinancial value
You tell us how much these factors matter to you, from “not important” to “very important.” It's a sliding scale, so you don't have to worry about rating things or putting them in order.
We recommend choosing a few top priorities. You can say that everything matters, but we can narrow down the results better if we know what matters most.
When you complete the college quiz, you'll get personalized college recommendations based on your answers. Every school on the list has a Niche profile so that you can compare them in detail.
How it works
The concept is simple. You answer a few questions honestly, and you get a list of colleges that could easily work for you.
See, we love data here at Niche. We think it's fascinating. But more importantly, we know it's the best way to connect students with the schools they'll love best.
So we collect data — lots of it. We have more data and reviews than any other college search site. We look at every kind of data we can get our hands on, from student surveys to statistics. We aim for a healthy balance between hard numbers and feedback from real humans.
Then we take all that data and analyze it. We check every piece of info to ensure it's valid and helpful to our college-bound audience. We weigh its importance and put it through our carefully designed algorithms.
(If you're a data person who's interested in these things, learn more about how we rate and rank schools. We think it's fascinating — but we may be slightly biased.)
Save time and find a better fit
We spend a lot of time talking with students, so we get it — your life is busy. And researching takes time, especially when you're still learning how to pick a college.
Let our quiz help you find your college match faster. We'll screen out the bad fits so that you can review the schools you'll like best. Who knows? You might find a college you never knew existed.