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College Students Get Real about Finals

As finals season approaches, college students all over the country are preparing for the worst few weeks of the school year. To understand how people truly feel about exams, I asked various college students around the country some questions about their experiences with finals. Here are their answers to some of my questions:

Question 1: If you could describe finals in one word, what word would you choose?

Student 1: Melancholy

Student 2: Sh@*$y

Student 3: Gross

Student 4: Draining

Student 5: Torture

Question 2: Which one of your finals are you dreading the most?

Student 1: Microeconomics

Student 2: Financial accounting

Student 3: My kinesiology exam 110%

Student 4: 12 page research paper for a history class about coffeehouses in London

Student 5: Administration and Organization in Sports

Question 3: Would you rather be able to eat anything you want for the rest of your life or never have to take finals for the rest of your educational career?

Student 1: Never have to take finals

Student 2: Eat anything I want, DUH

Student 3: Option 1

Student 4: Have any type of food

Student 5: Being able to eat whatever I want for the rest of my life

Question 4: If you had to pick an evil villain, real or fake, to symbolize finals, which one would you pick?

Student 1: Voldemort

Student 2: The Grim Reaper

Student 3: The old woman from Snow White…You let your guard down thinking everything’s good when in all reality it’s trying to kill you

Student 4: Zerg from Toy Story!!

Student 5: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and FerbQuestion 5: Is there anything you hate more than finals?

Student 1: Standardized tests

Student 2: Nope, finals are definitely the WOAT

Student 3: TBH no, they super suck

Student 4: Getting put in a tank with sharks

Student 5: Terrorism. That’s definitely worse than finals.

Question 6: What is something that makes you feel the same way finals do?

Student 1: Getting pulled over

Student 2: I mean nothing really comes close, however, I’m not a fan of waking up early…But even that doesn’t compare.

Student 3: Hangovers

Student 4: Being punched in the stomach

Student 5: Stepping on glass, the feeling you get when you crack your phone, and stubbing your toe

Question 7: Is there anything good about finals?

Student 1: When they’re done, then you’re done for the summer!

Student 2: Yeah…being done with them

Student 3: You see just how much you really know/learned

Student 4: Finishing them

Student 5: Calories don’t count during finals week

Question 8: What is the craziest thing you would do to get out of taking finals?

Student 1: Hookup with my teacher

Student 2:  Honestly I would do anything but I know that at some point I’d have to take them so I’d rather just get them over with.

Student 3: Jump off of the bridge on my campus

Student 4: Eat a spider

Student 5: I think I would fake hospitalization, or maybe flee to Canada to get out of a final exam

Question 9: What is the first thing you will do when you’re done with finals?

Student 1: Drive home

Student 2: SLEEP and PARTY

Student 3: Go home and sleep

Student 4: Shotgun a Twea

Student 5: Hit up Wendy’s, get a Frosty and French fries, and then turn in my scathing course evaluation for the teacher that stood up every single time someone said “um” in their presentations…obviously this will NOT be submitted until my grade is finalized.

There you have it, folks! Maybe you identify with the way some of these college students feel about finals, or maybe you don’t. Regardless, finals week is tough for everyone. Her Campus BC wishes you all the best in your last few weeks left of the school year! 


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