College Matchmaker.

<p>Anyone knows an online college matchmaker who searches by "fit" ? Like with a personality quiz or something... ?</p>

<p>I already know of the College Board one and the College Results online.</p>

<p>Truth is, most colleges are multi-faceted and big enough that they are governed my multiple factions of students. If they're too small, then students rewrite the "culture" with every new class that comes in. You could "fit" almost anywhere.</p>

<p>The only thing you're going to find are general trends, most of which become obvious when you search around this site. Most flagship state schools balance decently intelligent kids with partiers and are large enough that anyone could find their niche, lesser state schools are generally fixated on one or so disciplines and are usually not quite so diverse, all top 25 private schools will be populated with above-average folks. </p>

<p>Only outliers might be extremely religious schools (BYU), the military academies and maybe (maybe) UChicago/MIT/CalTech if you're willing to further divide the top 25 into science nerds and LA nerds. </p>

<p>"Fit" is much than school personality and your own personality. It basically encapsulates all the reasons a person would choose to attend the school. Any school with more than 1000 students per class will have people you can get along with.</p>

<p>Well, this website has a college search option that attempts to find schools matched with your needs and interests. As you said, there's College Board. There are guides out there with pages of information on thousands of colleges. If you browse those, you're sure to find schools that pique your interest. </p>

<p>Truth is, even if you find a school that has everything you could want and need, you might not fit there. You can make a more profound and informed decision after visiting the school, since that way you get a taste of its ethos. But, other than that, "fit" doesn't exist as an extrinsic concept. It's something you can choose to make for yourself.</p>

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<p>I wouldn't say that's necessarily true. My school has more or less maintained its culture over the century its been around. We're still a bunch of awkward smart kids who have a genuine passion for learning and life. It's true that we've added traditions over the years, and that each class contributes something new, but the academic ethos of the place has stayed the same. </p>

<p>You could actually argue that smaller schools are more likely to maintain tradition, actually. It's a really close community, and so the things that define that community are extremely important. How do we define communities? Mainly through culture.</p>