So You Wanna Be a College Student?

Player Rating2.93/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 60 ratings since
played times (finished )

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.


Congratulations! You have just been accepted to your two dream schools, Cornell University and Northeastern University. Now, all you have to do is choose one to attend. While deciding where you will spend the next four or five years of your life shaping your academic and professional future may seem daunting, there are definite actions you can take to make sure you decide upon the school best suited for you. Take the webpages of universities, for example; while you may have only glanced over department pages online to make sure your majors of interest were offered before applying, reading these pages carefully can actually tell you a lot about what to expect as a student at the universities in question. Try your hand at decoding the webpages of Northeastern and Cornell to figure out which university is best for you!

Player Comments

Watching a snail is actually more interesting than this. Unlike the snail, who may do something interesting, this dragged on by slower than I could tolerate.
The language seemed far to formal making me believe that some cranky, old Englishman was speaking those dreadful words. This is also a tragedy due to your wide vocabulary used within the story.
Furthermore, you wrote a story about researching colleges. If I wanted to research Northeastern or Cornell, would it not seem more logical to simply Google them instead of reading this?
Finally, whenever I see the title of this story, all I can hear is John Lennon singing, "So you say you wanna revolution?" Why does the title have "wanna" when the rest of the story seems more akin to a college essay?
-- WouldntItBeNice on 2/23/2016 11:57:50 AM with a score of 0
Didn't end by telling me which I chose. What's the use of playing this game without a concise end answer? Extremely disappointing. Please give a final decision based on the hard-thought questions' results. My rating would significantly increase.
-- Quorrah on 12/25/2016 4:35:34 PM with a score of 0
Educational and useful for college students who've never had to evaluate the subtleties of college websites. However, it wasn't at all difficult and not entertaining. Good grammar, proofreading (will people on this site ever stop typing that as two words?) and originality I guess.
-- MsGwinn on 11/24/2016 6:23:10 PM with a score of 0
I mean when it comes to writing there are many different ways people approach it. A lot of people here expected to be entertained while this was something more informative which you did pretty well. While i despise Cornell University to the core. You managed to give valuable information to those who might have interest in such schools and even put the time to use links to help people with searches. Good informative story.
-- Digit on 9/12/2016 11:35:44 AM with a score of 0
Not a game at all. Just some advice.
-- Jimmysutton on 3/31/2016 10:06:11 AM with a score of 0
It was okay, but I found it slightly boring. I think next time you should try to engage your readers more. I also don't really feel like it's a CYOA story. Felt more like a quiz...
-- breezy134 on 3/4/2016 11:14:24 AM with a score of 0
Was this written with good grammar, spelling, and accurate research? Yes.

Did it have branching choices and logical progression? yes.

Was it an actual storygame?


There was no story. This was basically an information pamphlet delivered in storygame format, with no real plotline or characters. There wasn't even an interesting puzzle to solve. Therefore, I can't really rate this any higher than a 3, because it simply has nothing to hold the reader's interest, no matter how well-written or researched it might be.
-- the_quiller on 2/29/2016 4:21:30 PM with a score of 0
I can't give this a 1 or a 2 because it was written coherently and well-researched, but honestly I can't see this being interesting to anyone except maybe a tiny subset of students stuck between the two given colleges.
-- Aconc on 2/23/2016 9:58:48 AM with a score of 0
I just randomly clicked the first option every time and "Won". I don't really know what you were even saying. 1/8 here. :/ Wasn't too fun.
-- mattstat716 on 2/23/2016 9:18:06 AM with a score of 0
BOO! The words are too big. I can read them, but it just is too boring for me to stay focused on it. I'm sorry, but no :( 1/8
-- CurseOfTime on 2/22/2016 5:19:58 PM with a score of 0
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