Updated: May 18, 2021
What Type Of Student Are You?
In the last couple of posts, we dealt with the different component of a student's application to a college or university. But one which isn't talked about much in this space is the student themselves. This is especially important as different types of students have different types of work ahead of them when applying to college in terms of what they focus on and how to structure their application in such a way that it maximizes their strengths and minimizes their weaknesses.
In this post, we're going to go over the different student types and in our subsequent posts, we're going to discuss what each type means and how it affects how a student applies to the school of their dreams.
In this post, we're going to cover a survey of the different types of students and analyze the types of extracurriculars they typically do during their high school careers. Then, in subsequent posts, we're going to analyze how this impacts the universities and colleges they apply to and affects their futures in that way.
The different types of students are:
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Here is a breakdown of how common each type of student is:
The Athletic Academic is a student who is a good student, not necessarily at the top of their class, but is a sought after candidate for schools primarily for recruitment reasons, or, they hope to stand out through their participation in sports and their accomplishments there.
The Humanities Intellectual is a student who is primarily a Humanities student first and foremost. They excel at literature, english and anything in the humanities discipline. They also tend to do clubs and extracurriculars related to humanities discipline like theatre, the school newspaper, poetry club etc.
The Stem Scholar is a student who is primarily a STEM expert. They are good with math, physics, chemistry and excels at nearly any STEM subject or discipline they are placed in. They tend to participate in clubs like Science Bowl, Engineering Teams, and often work on their own side projects where they pursue science concepts they find interesting.
The Sharp Social Scientist is a student who excels in the social science fields. Whether it is business, politics, psychology, etc. These students are excellent in any of the social science disciplines and are often the students who are leaders of their school’s History Bowl teams or class presidents and officers.
The Professional Polymaths are the students who can do it all. These are the students who seem to be exceptional at everything. They are the captains of the football team who are also the class president and school valedictorian. These people don’t quite fit into a box as they excel in both the STEM, Social Science, and Humanities disciplines while also excelling athletically.
When applying to certain types of schools, each type of student has certain advantages or disadvantages and challenges they personally face.
In our next post, we'll unpack the best schools each type of student should apply to where that unique student type will excel and have the best odds of getting into that school. Then we'll go over the things all students can do to help increase their odds of getting into their dream school substantially.
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