15 Types of Students

One LIST of all the main TYPES of STUDENTS found here. Come take a look to see which type of student you are. Every class has at least one of every type.


The vibe at varsity is unlike any other. The energy and overall atmosphere is electric. Everyone feeds off of the unique traits that students bring to the university environment.

But the abundance of multiculturalism isn’t the only part that contributes to this lively environment. 

Every student brings with them their own life-story, views& opinions and passions.

University has a myriad of different personas that – quite honestly – can be tricky to register and understand.

So here are some of the easy to recognize categories that you’ll be sure to identify in no time:


So, you’re at University now.

The cultural diversity is immense.

Yet everyone has a common priority: getting a degree?


Every rule has its exceptions.

And so – ladies and gentlemen – introducing to you the PARTY-ANIMAL.

This type of student is a master of the art of getting ‘’lit’’. They know where all the best booze-deals are and when every happy-hour is.

If you’re looking to have a good time, be sure to bring along this contact of yours.

people dancing in a club with blue-green lighting


Somewhat contrary to the previous type, the study-bug is all about the books.

Be it rain or sunshine, day or night, you can be assured that this type is snuggled away somewhere with their books and a mug of hot coffee, or tea.

computer, iPhone connected to earphones, book and coffee mug on a tablecloth


On the note of dedication and commitment, we also have the athlete who is an all-out guru when it comes to their area of specialization.

These talented individuals have to be commended on their ability to pull off a seemingly impossible juggling act.



These students are definitely given a hard time with the ‘stigma’ they supposedly carry.

They are stereo-typically seen as the punchline of the joke when it comes to the demands of their degree.

BUT we all know that every degree is certainly challenging.

Whether said in jest or not, the stereotype packs a punch.

piece of paper with ''don't yudge'' written on it

5. IDK

Ahh yes, this type is an interesting one indeed.

How so? They simply don’t truly know what is going on.

These are the students that don’t really have a reason to be at university, but have joined anyway because of the relationship between societal norms and FOMO.

computer pointer touching a 'follow' button


If ever you have questions, turn to this individual.

They can quickly be identified in any given lecture: no sooner has the professor’s question been posed, and their hand is already launching into the atmosphere.

young adult man raising his hand at the back of a classroom


If there is anything that can stop the momentum of a lecture – dead in its tracks – it’s this individual.

Ever reached that point of stalemate in an explanation to a toddler?

i.e. ‘’But why?’’

These creative humans are categorized by their innate ability to leapfrog to tangents that are by no means connected.

human figure scratching its head holding a question mark


Got a deadline for a months-time?

For those of us that are of the typical student type, we will wait until the 3rd week before even thinking about the assignment.

But not this type. Before you can blink your eyes, their completion& submission of the assignment will all be in the past.

Related: Power-House Productivity Strategies

checklist being ticked off by a marker


About that one-month deadline

You can expect this student to be pulling off an all-nighter sometime in the not-so-distant future.

Related: Student Time Management Strategies

woman with afro hairstyle looking at a table and holding a mug in her hand whilst biting a pen


In fact, there is a conspiracy theory about this type:

Remember the IDK student?!

Well, rumor has it that THE SOLITAIRE and IDK are the same person

It makes sense that they wouldn’t know what was cracking if they constantly gaming in class.

deck of cards laid out on velvet clothed table


Why make your own food when you can buy it on campus?!

Don’t expect a dinner invite from this student anytime soon – take-outs are their M.O.

Related: 8 Easy Vegan Recipes To Try For Yourself

takeaway meals in container on a windowsill


No need for noticeboards.

At the click of a button, this student will have the GPS navigation route, ready& loaded to get from class to class.

hands of a person holding a phone using GPS


If you haven’t yet had the ‘pleasure’ of experiencing this phenomenon – consider yourself lucky.

This genius individual has managed to successfully re-invent the stink-bomb.

And it all starts with their tuna-filled lunchbox being opened in class.

tuna salad on white plate


We’ve said it before: university is filled with plenty of unique and dynamic people.

The commitment that this student shows towards leaving their epidermal footprint on the face of campus is truly remarkable.

black-ink footprint imprints

15. the wardrobe-wizard

Okay, now this student definitely didn’t get the memo.

Varsity is not a fashion show.

But that wont stop this person from dressing to impress.

No matter the weather forecast, you can sure of a 100% chance of catching them in their Sunday best.

feet of a male with brown dress shoes, and chinos rolled up to reveal multicolored striped-socks

and that’s that!

Now that you are aware of what to look out for. Go and explore your campus with an enlightened perspective.

Chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you can recognize these characters.

I want to know from you:

Which type of student are you?


What is the strangest persona/ character you’ve seen in your varsity experience?

Let me know in the comments down below!

4 thoughts on “15 Types of Students”

  1. I think I’m stuck between Barefoot Bob and 1 Week in Advance student 😂, but either way it was a very interesting read thanks for this man.


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