What Your Favorite Valentine's Day Candy Says About Your College Choice

We're going to keep things short and sweet in honor of Valentine's Day: what does your favorite V-day candy say about your college choice?

It was only a few weeks ago that you sent in your college applications, asking your top choices to “be mine.” Before you know it, you’ll get your admission decisions in the mail and find out if your love was requited. Then it’ll be time to put a ring on your final college decision…

But not today. No, this Valentine’s Day weekend is about crushes and swooning and heartaches (which, incidentally, are all still pretty relevant to the college search).

We know you’ve put a ton of time and effort into your college search process. But we’re going to keep things short and sweet in honor of Valentine’s Day: what does your favorite classic V-day candy say about your college choice?

Related: Still looking for your true college love? Find it here.

Chocolate sampler = liberal arts college

You want to try a little bit of everything, to explore your options. A liberal arts school is definitely the right choice for you. There you can fill up on lots of different classes and experiences that will prepare you for whatever sweet career comes your way.

Hershey’s Kisses = Big Ten school

Just like those little chocolate smooches, Big Ten schools are popular. They’re spirited. And they’ve got flags flying everywhere. If you’re a fan of the classics—whether it’s milk chocolate or all-American football—this is where you belong.

Conversation hearts = institute of technology

Continued testing has confirmed that those timeless, chalky conversation hearts are edible—yet they don’t decay and can withstand the printer that slaps those cutesy phrases on them. You know there’s got to be some solid science behind that.

Heart-shaped lollipop = music conservatory

Besides the resemblance to a tiny, fruity microphone, these handy little candies will keep your throat nice and lubricated for singing or playing the oboe or what have you. Plus, they’ll stain your lips cherry red, so you won’t have to put on any makeup to standout under those bright stage lights.

Candy necklace = fashion school

You can make anything fashionable, you trendsetter, you. You obviously belong in a college that can grow your talents. Complete your campus look with a cross-body bag and a bold blue Ring Pop, and you’re ready to go.

Chocolate-covered strawberries = Ivy League school

A harder shell to break through, but once you do, the inside is oh so sweet. The combination of fresh fruit and chocolate is refined and sophisticated, and if it suits your tastes, you probably belong in the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. Oh, and both treats will probably set you back a few more dollars too.

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