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Test Optional Colleges-Colleges NOT Requiring SAT in 2021-2022

Applying to college? We got you. Here is the ultimate guide on SAT optional colleges beyond the 2021 academic year.

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Usually, they’re high up on the agenda of most high school students who are approaching graduation and the start of a four-year college degree.

In the hopes of achieving the best possible score on your SAT and ACT, hours of tutoring, studying, practice — and if you’re anything like me — tears often go into preparing for them, so that you can attract the attention of admissions teams working at the nation’s most prestigious institutions.

But as far as standardized testing is concerned, things are set to change as schools and students move forward and out of a global pandemic.

This may be the start of a new wave of SAT-optional colleges sweeping its way across the country.

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New SAT and ACT Test-Optional Policies

In light of the widespread disruption that COVID-19 has had on education throughout the U.S. and the entire world, an unprecedented number of schools have recently modified their testing policies.

As a result, 72% of colleges and universities have now adopted test-optional policies; in fact, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) has found that more than 1,570 schools will not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores during the 2021 admissions cycle.

What’s more is that many will remain as SAT-optional colleges beyond this year’s round of admissions, including the University of California system.

On May 21, the leading public university system voted to phase out the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement over the next four years — for those applying to the 10 schools who make up the consortium, submitting standardized tests will be optional through 2024.

Undoubtedly, this news has left millions of high school juniors and seniors breathing huge sighs of relief. After all, applying to college is stressful under any circumstances — I can certainly vouch for that.

But following a year of canceled proms, endless hours of Zoom classes, and constant uncertainty, it only seems fair to remove the added pressure of standardized testing from the equation.

For the most part, this has been done, with 85% of the 100 top liberal arts colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report announcing that they will function as SAT/ACT test-optional colleges during the 2021 admissions cycle.

Yet, long before the coronavirus brought the word to a standstill, many have pushed to make testing requirements more flexible, or to remove them from the college admissions system altogether.

Acceptance into the nation’s most competitive schools often comes with the expectation of an equally competitive test score.

Why Do We Take The SAT/ACT?

Without it, many students — albeit, those with a long list of impressive skills, talents, and achievements to their name — find that their dream school is simply out of reach.

Indeed, I found myself in this exact situation after repeatedly earning the same test score, one that I was told wasn’t good enough to even get my application read by some of the selective colleges that I aspired to attend.

The very fact that so much — namely, a young person’s entire future — can ride on a single test raises questions about the way in which higher education in the U.S. operates.

It suggests that some kind of reform is needed, or is at least a possibility.

Indeed, while some schools or parents may be in the position to offer extra tutoring to students in preparation for the tests, many are not afforded this luxury.

In addition to this, simply sitting the SAT/ACT can be a financial hardship for students living in financial precarity or for those coming from low-income households.

Nowadays, the cost of standardized testing ranges anywhere from $50 to $70.

Therefore, as long as students’ access to test preparation and the test-taking itself remains unequal, should the SAT or ACT continue to play such an integral role in the college admissions process?

Especially when most of us will never even be asked about these scores beyond this period of our lives?

Of course, COVID-19 has only emphasized these disparities, as hours of in-person learning have been lost and the digital divide has widened.

Last March, as the pandemic entered its early stages and schools were forced to close across the nation, a staggering 16 million U.S. K-12 students lacked access to a working device, reliable high-speed internet, or both.

This left many students struggling to keep up with their school work — never mind the ability to perfect their SAT or ACT test score.

Furthermore, in a world where testing policies are relaxed, America’s most esteemed colleges can expect to receive not only more applications as a whole, but more applications from a greater range of students.

A New Way Of Applying

This has proven to be true in this year’s round of admissions; the 2020-2021 undergraduate application cycle witnessed a 36.3% spike in Ivy League applications, with the likes of Columbia University receiving 51% more applications.

Notably, applications to larger and more selective institutions from first-generation students rose by 20%, and with all eight Ivy League schools extending their test-optional policy to include 2022 admissions, supporters of test-optional policies are hopeful that an increasing number of first-generation low-income students and students of color will continue to apply to colleges they may otherwise never have considered.

In fact, research has shown that a student’s high school grade-point average is five times more likely to predict academic success than an ACT score.

Rather than demonstrating a student’s level or intelligence or how likely it is that an applicant will thrive at a top university, standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT often reveal more about an applicant’s background, namely their race, class, and income level.

Therefore, as much as the influx in SAT and ACT-optional colleges may be recent, trends observed during this year of college admissions alone suggest that more flexible testing policies can be incredibly beneficial for students and colleges alike.

With students expanding the scope of colleges they consider, schools will gain access to a wider pool of applicants, encouraging them to create diverse, well-rounded, and enriched student bodies that reflect the society around them.

Of course, as testing policies change, admissions teams will also have to modify their practices and approaches. Princeton’s dean of admissions, Karen Richardson, recently made a statement addressing the university’s new testing policies.

 

“While our policy has long been that SAT subject tests are recommended but not required, now seems the appropriate time to reiterate that applicants who do not submit subject tests will not be disadvantaged in our process,” Richardson explained. “SAT or ACT test scores are only one part of our holistic review.”

 

In other words, since students now have the choice of whether to submit their test scores and decide if their results accurately reflect their academic abilities, admissions teams will have to evaluate applicants in different ways, ways that will veer them toward the “holistic review” Richardson mentioned.

Above all, now is a time like never before for colleges to truly consider all of the attributes that a student has to offer; notably, those outside of a test-taking capacity.

Williams College, which was deemed the nation’s top liberal arts college by the U.S. News & World Report, declared itself an SAT and ACT-optional college for the next two years, and it seems as if many will continue to join this list — or even go one step further.

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Similar to that of the University of California system, Rhodes College in Tennessee has announced that it will remain test-optional for the next three years as part of a pilot program. Following this period, Rhodes College has said that it will reevaluate its testing requirements.

It goes without saying that test scores aren’t the only thing that universities look for during the admissions process; however, they have traditionally played a significant role in determining which applicants are above average and, therefore, should be offered a place at some of the country’s most renowned schools.

Not only does an exceptional test score showcase a candidate’s academic skills, but many argue that it demonstrates a willingness to prepare for a challenging test as well as an admirable commitment to making a university application the best that it can be.

With this in mind, mass shifts in testing policy across thousands of colleges have not been met without their critics, particularly when some policies are set to remain beyond the 2021 admissions cycle at several institutions.

To a certain extent, I can understand these concerns; the very fact that a universal test is required by colleges ensures some degree of fairness and transparency in the admissions process.

Brandon McCoy, the project manager of education policy at the Manhattan Institute has voiced concerns in keeping with this line of reasoning.

“Standardized tests are one of the closest approximations we have to a uniform metric,” said McCoy in a recent article.

Without the SAT or ACT,  questions inevitably arise as to how colleges will be able to single out candidates from others and guarantee that the admissions process has indeed been conducted fairly.

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Test-Optional Colleges

Below is a list of colleges that have announced that they will be test-optional during this year’s college admissions period and/or beyond the 2021 academic year.

  • Amherst College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Barnard College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Brown University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Cornell University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • California Institute of Technology: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Claremont McKenna College: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Cornell University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Columbia University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Dartmouth College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Duke University: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Emory University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Georgetown University: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Harvard University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Johns Hopkins University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Middlebury College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Northwestern University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Princeton University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Pomona College: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Rice University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Stanford University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Swarthmore College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Tufts University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • University of Pennsylvania: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Vanderbilt University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Williams College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • University of California system: Test-optional until 2024
  • University of Notre Dame:  Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Yale University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.

Regardless of whether these changes have been welcomed or not, stay-at-home orders have prompted the College Board and ACT, Inc. to cancel nationwide administrations of the SAT and ACT exams, leaving the future of standardized testing as we know it to be unclear.

Who knows whether these tests will still exist for college hopefuls in the next decade, or if an entirely new kind of exam will replace what was once the SAT and ACT.

In either case, with so many institutions now operating as SAT-optional colleges, it would seem as if nothing is off the table for college admissions in years to come.

Key Takeaways

  • More than 1,500 colleges and universities have announced that they will not require students to submit SAT/ ACT scores during the 2021 admissions cycle, largely because of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Many colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, will remain SAT-optional beyond this academic year as pilot programs are launched to explore the role of standardized testing in college admissions.
  • This may lead to entire changes in testing policies at schools such as Rhodes College and those who are part of the University of California system.
  • Standardized testing has previously been challenged over various concerns: The ACT/SAT are not true indicators of academic ability; access to and the outcomes of such tests vary depending on a number of external factors, such as a student’s financial circumstances; there is too much importance attributed to a single test and a single score; and certain groups of students are discouraged from applying to top-ranked universities and colleges because of these tests.
  • Some are opposed to test-policy reform, stressing that without the ACT/SAT, the college admissions process may lack fairness and become less transparent as schools may struggle to distinguish exceptional and deserving students from thousands of applicants.

Note: While a school may be test-optional, it is not necessarily test-blind. A test-blind school will not accept or consider test scores in its admissions process.

Meanwhile, a test-optional school may not require applicants to submit test scores, but unless explicitly stated, it will consider any test scores that are submitted to them.

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If you’re in the middle of writing your CommonApp essay and wondering what schools to consider, or if you’re simply thinking about applying to college, then check out this video.

It will provide you with a complete rundown of the latest college admissions trends so that you can go into the process in the best shape possible and with all the information you need.

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100+ Best Flirty Pick Up Lines For Her

Are you trying to get a girl’s attention? Are you having trouble thinking or things to say to her? Check out these best flirty pick up lines for her.

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Are you interested in a new girl? Are you trying to get her attention but are not quite sure how to do so? Are you trying to find a pick up line to use but not quite sure where to start?

You may be looking for some flirty pick up lines.

Maybe you want some cheesy pick up lines, funny pick up lines, cute ones, etc. No matter what type of pick up line you are looking for, you have come to the right place. 

In this article, I am going to provide you with a list of over 100 of the best flirty pick up lines to use. Hopefully, at least one of these pick up lines will work best for who you are interested in.

Or, at the very least, help inspire some pick up lines of your own. 

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Best Pick Up Lines for Her

1. I think there is something wrong with my eyes: I can’t take them off of you. 

2. I need to cross the street. Would you mind holding my hand? 

3. Are you as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside?

4. I think I need a map: I keep getting lost in your eyes.

5. I knew love at first sight was real when I saw you.

6. I would fall for you even in zero gravity.

7. If you were a song, you would be my favorite track.

8. The sparkle is so bright in your eyes–the sun is jealous.

9. I just won hide and seek because I found you.

10. Your beauty makes me appreciate being able to see.

11. Looking at you made me forget my pick up line.

12. If you were a triangle, you would be an acute one.

13. You looked familiar, but then I remembered I had only seen you in my dreams.

14. I am no photographer, but I can picture you and me together.

15. Feel my shirt; it is made of boyfriend material.

16. I am going to call you Google because you are everything I am searching for.

17. Can I follow you? I was told to follow my dreams.

18. Can I be the Romeo to your Juliet?

19. I just checked the crystal ball, and it says you are in my future.

20. So what do you do besides take my breath away? 

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21. You got your first wish granted: I am here. What are your other two wishes? 

22. I am studying history. Today I am learning about our date. 

23. You like raisins? Then how do you feel about dates? 

24. Do you have a name, or can I call you mine? 

25. You must be a Klondike Bar because I would do anything to get you.

26. Are you a parking ticket because you have fine written all over you.

27. Good thing I brought my library card because I am checking you out.

28. Can I borrow a kiss? I promise to give it back.

29. Is it hot in here or is it just you?

30. Did you see what was on the menu? Me-n-U.

31. Do you know what time it is? I want to remember the exact minute I first saw you.

32. They say nothing lasts forever, will you be my nothing? 

33. I am an organ donor, and I will start by giving you my heart.

34. There is something wrong with my phone: it doesn’t have your number in it.

35. I have forks and knives; all I need is a little spoon.

36. Let’s commit the perfect crime–you steal my heart, and I will steal yours. 

37. Was that a cannon firing, or just my heart pounding? 

38. I think I lost my phone, can you call it? 

39. Four plus four equals eight, but you plus me equals fate.

40. Your lips look lonely, would they like to meet mine? 

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Cheesy Pick Up Lines For Her

41. If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together.

42. Did you just come out of the oven? Because you are hot.

43. Are you a loan? Because you sure have my interest.

44. Are you a broom? Because you swept me off my feet.

45. You’re so sweet that you are giving me a toothache.

46. If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute-cumber.

47. Do you have a band-aid? I scraped my knees falling for you.

48. If you were a fruit, you would be a fineapple.

49. I just learned that happiness does not start with an ‘h,’ it starts with ‘u.’

50. If you were a transformer, you would be Optimus Fine.

51. Do you like Star Wars? Because yoda the only one for me.

52. You look familiar? Didn’t we have chemistry together?

53. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk past again?

54. There is just one thing I want to change: your last name.

55. How was heaven when you left?

56. I must be in a museum because you are a work of art.

57. You better tie your shoes; I do not want you falling for anyone else.

58. Are you a keyboard? Because you are just my type.

59. Are you from Tennessee? Because you are the only ten-I-see.

60. If loving me is wrong, you do not want to be right.

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Cool Pick Up Lines For Her

61. Sweetness is my weakness.

62. Would you touch my hand so I can tell my friends I was touched by an angel?

63. You must be a broom because you swept me off my feet.

64. Is this the Hogwart’s express? Because it feels like you and I are heading somewhere magical.

65. How does it feel to be the most beautiful girl in the room?

66. Does your watch have a second hand? I want to know how long it took me to fall in love with you.

67. Can I take your picture? I want to show Santa what I want for Christmas.

68. I was going to buy a drink, but I got distracted by you.

69. I’m sorry, were you talking to me? No? Well, then please start.

70. You are like fine wine. The more I drink in, the better I feel.

71. I am horrible at math, but I do care about one number: yours.

72. Someone pinch me–you are too cute that I must be dreaming.

73. Are we flying? Because you seem Wright for me.

74. Are you the package I ordered, because I have been waiting for you all day?

75. If I were a cat, I would spend all of my nine lives with you.

76. I need sunglasses–your smile is blinding me.

77. We are like socks: we make a great pair.

78. You just proved that aliens exist because you abducted my heart.

79. Do you have a couple of minutes for me to hit on you? 

80. Let’s play a game. I win, you take me out; if you win, I take you out.

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Funny Pick Up Lines For Her

81. If you were a burger at McDonald’s, you would be a McGorgeous.

82. I’m good at algebra. I can replace your X, and you wouldn’t need to figure out Y.

83. Was your Dad a boxer? Because you are a knockout.

84. I think you are suffering from a lack of vitamin me.

85. Life without you would be like a broken pencil: pointless.

86. If I were a booger, would you pick me?

87. Call me Shrek because I am head ogre heels for you.

88. You are hotter than the bottom of my laptop.

89. Are you a goldfish? Because you are a snack that smiles back.

90. You’re so gneiss, I would never take you for granite.

91. Are you Franklin D. Roosevelt? Because you are a dime.

92. Are you made of copper? Because I Cu with me.

93. Are you my appendix? Because there is this feeling in my stomach that makes me want to take you out.

94. You are sweeter than 3.14.

95. Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.

96. Do you like coffee? Because I like you a latte.

97. Are you a cat? Because I feline a connection between us.

98. Did you swallow magnets? Because you are attractive. 

99. My name is Microsoft, can I crash at your place tonight? 

100. Your middle name must be Gillette, because you are the best a man can get. 

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Cute Pick Up Lines For Her

101. Forget hydrogen, you are the number one element in my life. 

102. Your eyes are like the ocean. I could swim in them all day.

103. Kiss me if I am wrong, but the Earth is flat, right? 

104. When I text you goodnight later, what phone number should I use? 

105. I am not a hoarder, but I want to keep you forever. 

106. You’re so cute that it’s distracting.

107. Is your name WIFI? Because I am really feeling a connection.

108. I’m fighting the urge to make you the happiest woman on Earth tonight.

109. How come you are not on top of a Christmas tree? That is where angels belong. 

110. I am new in town. Can you give me directions to your heart? 

111. I need a dictionary, because since I saw you, I have run out of words. 

112. You may want to keep your distance–I may fall for you. 

113. Are you an interior designer? Because you made this room more beautiful. 

114. I do not want to use some cheesy pick up line, so can I buy you a drink? 

115. You know what is beautiful? Read the first word.

116. Tonight I am wearing the smile you gave me. 

117. If you were a potato, you would be a sweet one. 

118. If kisses were snowflakes, I would send you a blizzard. 

119. You should never play hide-and-seek. Finding someone like you would be impossible. 

120. I know someone who likes you, but I am too shy to tell you who. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for cheesy pick up lines or funny pick up lines, this list has the pick up line that will catch the attention of the girl you are trying to attract.

This list of the best flirty pick up lines has something for everyone. It has a line for every situation, no matter what pick up line you are trying to find. This list has some of the best pick up lines on it.

Now, of course, not every single pick-up line is on the list, but this is a great place to start. 

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Badass Nicknames for Guys and Girls – The Ultimate Guide

Are you trying to come up with a great nickname for your friends in college? Check out these badass nicknames for guys and girls.

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What is a nickname? 

The Dictionary Definition: 

nick·name 

/ˈnikˌnām/ 

noun 

  1. a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.

Author’s definition: Any name apart from your actual parent-given name that others can call you. I, for example, go by, “Ad” which is short for Adam. 

There are many badass nicknames that you can choose from. I’ve included a comprehensive list below. But don’t forget that you can come up with your own as well. If you want a nickname, then look no further than this list.

Here are hundreds of badass nicknames to choose from. You do not want to miss this list!

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50 Generic Badass Nicknames for Girls 

1. Rebel

2. Magic

3. Siren

4. Fabulous

5. Crimson

6. Dusk

7. River

8. Flame

9. Lover

10. Lifer

11. Wave

12. Ocean

13. Creature

14. Corruption

15. Fantastic

16. Queen

17. Princess

18. Nessie

19. Red

20. Pom

21. Liquor

22. Lime

23. Crime

24. Forest

25. Canopy

26. Epiphany (Piphany for short)

27. Eclipse

28. Silence (Sy for short)

29. Privy

30. Pree

31. Bree

32. Sonnet

33. Riley

34. Cunning

35. Magnet

36. Whisper

37. Lust

38. Porcelain

39. Smoke

40. Sun

41. Sunshine

42. Silo

43. Sea

44. Plymouth

45. Star

46. Dark

47. Trident (Tri for short)

48. Pyre

49. Lover

50. Sanguine (Sang for short)

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50 Generic Badass Nicknames for Guys

1. Byron

2. Lord

3. King

4. Prince

5. Fire

6. Morbid

7. Darkness

8. Mortimer

9. Cry

10. Mane

11. The Quickening (Quick for short)

12. Love

13. Tiny

14. Biggie

15. Closeness

16. River

17. Dusk

18. Smoke

19. Sanguine (Sanger for short)

20. Sing

21. Blue

22. Red

23. Meyer

24. Sin

25. Gargoyle (Gar for short)

26. Silhouette (Sil for short)

27. Sight

28. Corrupt

29. Ninja

30. Might

31. Strong

32. Cormorant (Cor for short)

33. Raven

34. Eagle

35. Fly

36. Higher

37. Bother

38. Brother

39. Silence

40. Ace

41. Flight

42. Simon

43. Liger

44. Tiger

45. Lion

46. Pit

47. Smith

48. Villain

49. Hero

50. Ant

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Badass Nicknames Based on Personality

1. Gem (Rich)

2. Fire (Hot-tempered)

3. Flame (Hot-tempered)

4. Hydro

5. Leaf

6. Crimson

7. Greatness

8. Lover

9. Meltdown

10. Gray

11. Mortimer

12. Lace

13. Crazy

14. Lifer

15. Pomegranate (Pom for short)

16. Poem

17. Cry

18. Turtle

19. Sire

20. Porcelain

21. Depth

22. Tourniquet (Turn for short)

23. Diamond

24. Ruby

25. Sapphire

26. Emerald

27. Pearl

28. Rhinestone

29. Canopy

30. Light

31. Anima

32. Animus

33. Jet

34. Darkness

35. Gray

36. Stutter

37. Lively

38. Lilith

39. Admire

40. Freeze

41. Beautiful

42. Weather

43. Storm

44. Lightning

45. Thunder

46. Sunshine

47. Moon

48. Luna

49. Rain

50. River

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Badass Nicknames Based on Interests

1. Shark (Swimming)

2. Jet (Flying)

3. Pen (Writing)

4. Byte (Computers)

5. Angel (Medicine)

6. Suit (Business)

7. Runner (Running/jogging)

8. Hercules (Weightlifting)

9. Ace (Cards/gambling)

10. Magic (Magic)

11. Rusty (Tools/building)

12. Chestnut (Trees)

13. Two-by-Four (Carpentry)

14. Hax (Hacking)

15. Spotless (Cleaning)

16. Fighter (Boxing)

17. Picasso (Painting)

18. Amadeus (Music)

19. Pavarotti (Singing)

20. Swing (Golfing)

21. Pitch (Baseball)

22. Net (Basketball)

23. Pigskin (Football)

24. Moves (Dancing)

25. Bravo (Acting)

26. Shutter (Photography)

27. DiCaprio (Cinema)

28. Graphics (Design)

29. Chef (Cooking)

30. Poe (Poetry)

31. Graphite (Drawing)

32. Candy (Candle-making)

33. Jump (Parkour)

34. Bling (Personal Finance)

35. Fly (Hang-gliding)

Badass Nicknames Based on Zodiac Signs

1. Shark

2. Lion

3. Scorpion

4. Ram

5. Ocean

6. River

7. Lioness

8. Mane

9. Leonidas

10. Fire

11. Flame

12. Cappy

13. Cap

14. Scorp

15. Lionheart

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Badass Nicknames for Lovers

1. Lover

2. Love

3. Moonshine

4. Luna

5. Sunny

6. Lust

7. Lucky

8. Luck

9. Kiss

10. Kissandra

11. Sweet

12. Sweet-thing

13. Lullaby

14. Light-bug

15. Chocolate

16. Peppermint

17. Treat

18. Highness

19. Sire

20. Porcelain

21. Fruity

22. Paris

23. Queen

24. King

25. Perfection

26. Glory

27. Juicy

28. Cupid

29. Eros

30. Forever

31. Beautiful Sky

32. Lovely

33. Longing

34. Buttercup

35. Sugar

36. Like

37. Loving One

38. Juniper

39. Berry

40. Scrumptious

41. Sizzle

42. Smile

43. My Universe

44. My World

45. Poem

46. Poetry

47. Sonnet

48. Melody

49. Hope

50. Happiness

Tips to Find a Perfect Nickname

There are many ways to find the perfect nickname for you. I hope that the suggestions above at least guide you in the right direction. But in case they don’t, here is a list of tips for you to find the perfect nickname just for you.

1. What is my personality? How could I fit my personality with a nickname?

2. Where am I from? Did I move? Could I call myself by my city name (e.g., “Cali”)

3. What am I good at? What could I call myself that pertains to the fact that I’m good at something?

4. The best tip I have for you is to find a nickname that you can use around ALL of your friends. A universal nickname is the best idea since sliced bread because you’ll be able to use it anywhere

The Takeaways

The best names come from those who know us best. Or by us exclusively. I would talk to your friends and loved ones or have a brainstorming session to find the perfect badass nickname. There are many to choose from in the lists above, or, as I said before, you can pick your own.

I hope you found something worthwhile in this guide, and I hope I’ve helped you at least narrow down the nickname you want to eventually go by.

This is Adam, aka “Ad,” signing out.

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200 “Favorite Things” Questions to Ask to Get to Know Someone Better

Are you meeting new people? Check out these awesome “favorite things” questions to ask to get to know someone better!

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College should be seen as a great time of learning in a person’s life, whether it be in school or off-campus.

A good portion of this learning should come from making friends with students from all different walks of life and understanding their perspectives on the world.

However, college is a little bit different from high school, where you spend time with the same classmates for eight hours a day and five days a week.

Making friends, especially when you’re a freshman, can be very difficult. How do you get the conversation started? How do you fill in awkward silences?

Small talk is effective, but how do you begin to form a deeper connection? The best way to figure out if you and your potential friend have anything in common boils down to sharing the same favorite things.

With this list of two hundred “favorite” questions, which reflect on topics such as food, travel, and music, you can get to know anyone better! 

In this article:

Favorite Questions About Random Things 

  1. What is your favorite color? 
  2. If you have tattoos, which one is your favorite?
  3. What is your favorite season?
  4. What is your favorite ghost story?
  5. What is your favorite car to drive?
  6. What is your favorite Halloween costume? 
  7. What is your favorite work of art? 
  8. What is your favorite comic book character?
  9. What is your favorite book?
  10.  Do you have a favorite sports team? 
  11.  What is your favorite flower?
  12.  What is your favorite moment in history?
  13.  What is your favorite magazine? 
  14.  What is your favorite type of weather? 
  15.  What is your favorite planet?
  16.  Android or Apple: which is your favorite? 
  17.  Where is your favorite place to relax? 
  18.  What was your favorite stuffed animal?
  19.  What is your favorite perfume/cologne scent? 
  20.  What is your favorite color of nail polish?

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Favorite Questions About Career & Aspirations 

  1.  What is your favorite job that you have had so far?
  2.  What is/was your favorite thing to do at that job? 
  3.  Who are your favorite coworkers?
  4.  Who are your favorite former coworkers? 
  5.  Who is your favorite boss? 
  6.  When is your favorite time to work?
  7.  What is your favorite story from work? 
  8.  Where would be your favorite place to work?
  9.  What is your favorite benefit from work? 
  10.  What is your favorite thing to do after work? 
  11.  What is your favorite goal you’ve achieved? 
  12.  What is your favorite goal you’re currently working on?
  13.  What’s your favorite memory from college?
  14.  What was your favorite thing you learned in college/trade school? 
  15.  Where would be your favorite place to live?
  16.  What would be your favorite way to spend a million dollars?
  17.  Where would be your favorite place to retire? 
  18.  What is your favorite thing on your bucket list? 
  19.  What is your favorite language to study? 
  20.  Where would be your favorite place to get married? 

Favorite Questions About Traveling & Adventures

  1.  What is your favorite country to travel to?
  2.  What is your favorite continent to travel to?
  3.  What is your favorite cold place to travel to?
  4.  What is your favorite warm place to travel to?  
  5.  What is your favorite historical monument/artifact to visit? 
  6.  What would be your favorite fictional place to travel to? 
  7.  What is your favorite vacation that you have ever been on? 
  8.  What is your favorite picture taken on vacation? 
  9.  What is your favorite mode of transportation to use on vacation? 
  10.  Who is your favorite person to travel with?
  11.  What is your favorite thing to bring with you when traveling?
  12.  Do you have a favorite beach? 
  13.  What is your favorite thing to do at the beach? 
  14.  Swimming or boogie boarding – which is your favorite? 
  15.  What is your favorite food that you have had while on vacation? 
  16.  Where is your favorite place to go hiking?
  17.  Do you have a favorite hiking buddy?
  18.  What is your favorite road trip? 
  19.  Skiing, sledding, or ice skating – which is your favorite?
  20.  Where is your favorite place to picnic? 

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Favorite Questions About Entertainment

  1.  What is your favorite romance movie?
  2.  What is your favorite Oscar-winning movie? 
  3.  What is your favorite movie setting?
  4.  Who is your favorite director?
  5.  What is your favorite movie to watch with friends?
  6.  Do you have a favorite Harry Potter movie? 
  7.  What is your favorite sci-fi movie? 
  8.  What is your favorite tearjerker movie?
  9.  What is your favorite coming-of-age movie? 
  10.  Watching movies in theaters or at home: which is your favorite? 
  11.  What is your favorite television series? 
  12.  What is your favorite television character? 
  13.  What is your favorite streaming service?
  14.  Who is your favorite fictional villain? 
  15.  What is your favorite fictional relationship?
  16.  Do you have a favorite hobby? 
  17.  What is your favorite sport?  
  18.  Do you have a favorite sports team? 
  19.  Do you have a favorite sport to watch?
  20.  Where is your favorite sports arena/stadium? 

Favorite Questions About Animals 

  1.  Do you have a favorite pet?
  2.  If you have a pet, what’s your favorite thing to do with them? 
  3. What is your pet’s favorite place to go? 
  4. What is your favorite brand of pet food to buy?
  5.  Dogs or cats: which is your favorite? 
  6.  What is your favorite breed of dog? 
  7.  What is your favorite bird?
  8.  What is your favorite fish?  
  9. What’s your favorite insect? 
  10.  What is your favorite reptile?
  11.  What is your favorite amphibian? 
  12.  What is your favorite thing to buy at the pet store?
  13.  Do you have a favorite wildcat?
  14.  What is your favorite fictional animal character? 
  15.  What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?
  16.  What is your favorite underwater mammal?
  17.  What is your favorite farm animal? 
  18.  What is your favorite extinct animal? 
  19.  What is your favorite anthropomorphic animal? 
  20. What is your favorite small animal? 

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Favorite Questions About Food & Drinks

  1. What is your favorite spicy food?
  2. What is your favorite fruit?
  3. Do you have a favorite vegetable? 
  4. What is your favorite type of cuisine?
  5. What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?
  6. What is your favorite fast-food restaurant?
  7. What is your favorite upscale restaurant? 
  8. What is your favorite appetizer?
  9. What is your favorite soda?
  10. What is your favorite dessert?
  11. Ice cream or cake: which one’s your favorite?
  12. What is your favorite diner?
  13. What is your favorite candy? 
  14. Coke or Pepsi – which is your favorite?
  15. What is your favorite dish to cook? 
  16. What is your favorite pasta dish? 
  17. What is your favorite healthy meal? 
  18. What is your favorite breakfast food?
  19. What is your favorite kind of cheese? 
  20. What is your favorite caffeinated beverage? 

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Favorite Questions About Clothes & Accessories 

  1. What is your favorite outfit?
  2. What is your favorite hat? 
  3. What are your favorite pair of shoes?
  4. What is your favorite jacket? 
  5. Do you have a favorite pair of glasses? 
  6. Do you have a favorite bracelet?
  7. Do you have a favorite pair of earrings? 
  8. What is your favorite sweater? 
  9. What is your favorite type of formal wear? 
  10. Where is your favorite place to go shopping for clothes?
  11. What is your favorite clothing brand?
  12. What is your favorite fashion show?
  13. What is your favorite sweatshirt? 
  14. What is your favorite makeup item? 
  15. What is your favorite swimsuit?
  16. Who is your favorite fashion icon?
  17. What is your favorite outfit to wear on a lazy day? 
  18. What is your favorite backpack/handbag? 
  19. What is your favorite hairstyle?
  20. What is your favorite hair color?

Favorite Questions About Music

  1. Who is your favorite songwriter?
  2. What is your favorite album?
  3. What is your favorite song about love?
  4. What is your favorite song about heartbreak?
  5. What is your favorite rap song?
  6. What is your favorite song from your childhood?
  7. What is your favorite concert you have been to?
  8. What is your father’s favorite song?
  9. What is your mother’s favorite song?
  10. What is your favorite guilty pleasure song?
  11. What is your favorite cover song? 
  12. What is your favorite band? 
  13. What is your favorite song to play in the car?
  14. What is your favorite song to play in the club?
  15. Who is your favorite guitar player?
  16. Who is your favorite drummer? 
  17. Who is your favorite vocalist? 
  18. What is your favorite musical instrument? 
  19. What is your favorite piece of music?
  20. Who is your favorite classical composer? 

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Favorite Questions About People & Family

  1. What is your favorite thing to do with your family? 
  2. What is your favorite family tradition? 
  3. What is your favorite family recipe? 
  4. What is your favorite family vacation?
  5. What is your favorite gift that you have received from your family? 
  6. Who is your favorite family member? 
  7. Who is your favorite parent? 
  8. Who is your favorite cousin?
  9. Do you have a favorite friend? 
  10. What is your favorite activity to do with your friends?
  11. Where is your favorite place to go with your friends? 
  12. Who was your favorite crush? 
  13. Who is your favorite author?
  14. Who is your favorite illustrator?
  15. Who is your favorite chef? 
  16. Who is your favorite celebrity?
  17. Who is your favorite historical figure?
  18. Who is your favorite inspirational figure?
  19. Who is your favorite sports player?
  20. Who is your favorite neighbor? 

Favorite Questions About Memories & Childhood

  1. What was your favorite thing about your childhood home? 
  2. What were your favorite childhood television shows?
  3. Who was your favorite childhood friend? 
  4. What was your favorite animal as a child?
  5. What was your favorite childhood food?
  6. What was your favorite childhood movie? 
  7. Who was your favorite teacher? 
  8. What was your favorite playdate? 
  9. Did you have a favorite childhood toy? 
  10. What was your favorite childhood song?
  11. Did you have a favorite school subject? 
  12. What was your favorite school lunch?
  13. What was your favorite after-school activity?
  14. What is your favorite memory?
  15. What is your favorite memory of school? 
  16. What is your favorite holiday memory?
  17. What is your favorite birthday memory? 
  18. What is your favorite memory of being with your family?
  19. What is your favorite memory of being with your friends?
  20. What is your favorite vacation memory? 

Final Thoughts

In college, the benefit of having friends in your classes cannot be understated. If you miss a class, your friend can always fill you in on what you missed.

If you have trouble understanding an assignment, you and your friend can brainstorm together.

Sometimes, the biggest factor when it comes to acing a class is the solidarity and comradery you share with your classmates.

However, in order to build a deeper connection with your peers, you have to get to know them better.

Ask them about their favorite things with this favorite questions list to see if you have anything in common. Who knows? Maybe it will be the start of a wonderful, thoughtful friendship!

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