Valentine’s Day on a College Student Budget

February 12, 2016

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we expect many of you are still searching for the perfect way to surprise your loved one. We also know that, as college students, your wallet might not that large. That’s okay - we’ve all been there. Luckily, we’ve compiled some great last minute options to crush Valentine’s Day on a college budget.

You can use your $10 AdmitSee signup bonus for… You can spend some time preparing your favorite foods and take your Valentine to the park for a nice picnic. It might sound cliche, but a nice, relaxing afternoon can really make for a nice date. You can also spend a nice evening out at your favorite dessert spot, grab a milkshake, and ask for an extra straw.

Take a hint from Lady and the Tramp - sharing a shake is pretty cute. Last but not least, you can do what we all love to do at heart: grab some ice cream and turn on your favorite romantic movie. After a long week of classes, you deserve some relaxation time.

For $50… You can snuggle up at the movies and watch the most recent Nicholas Sparks movie, The Choice. It’ll never be The Notebook, but give it a shot!

If you want the date to be a little bit more hands on… head to your local Color Me Mine for some arts and crafts. If you really know the way to someone’s heart, you’ll know it’s through food. You may not be able to wine and dine them, but all you can eat and drink restaurants are always a fun option.  

For $150… You can really splurge on a night out and hit the nicest restaurant in town (okay, maybe not the nicest). Dress up and look nice for a great wine and dine at a local steakhouse. If you’re looking for something stress relieving, book a couples massage at the spa.

It’s a great way to wind down and ease the stress of all the hard work you’ve been doing at school. Want to do something more upbeat and fun? Snag some last minute tickets to a concert in your area. Listening to great music and hanging out with your Valentine is surely a great way to spend the evening.

Want to treat your special someone? Don’t forget to apply for AdmitSee’s $5,000 scholarshipSign up now and answer our simple question, and you’ll be entered to win. If you’re looking for help on your applications or admissions essays, search our database of students to find one just like you. You can see their stats, essays, and advice on how to get in!

About The Author

AdmitSee Staff
AdmitSee Staff

​We remember our frustration with applying to college and the lack of information surrounding it. So we created AdmitSee to bring much-needed transparency to the application process! Read more about the team here.




Browse Successful Application Files

bwill
Williams ‘19


Accepted to Williams, Claremont (CMC), Amherst, Swarthmore, Pitzer, Northwestern, Tufts, WashU, Grinnell, Rice, Emory, LMU

Hi! I'm a Williams '19 transfer who's passionate about social justice, tech, and STEM. I'd love to share what I learned from navigating this hectic process twice!
b_rod
Harvard ‘20


Accepted to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia, UVA

Lover of physics, math, and chess. Football player and bass player. California born and raised.
mark_pino
UPenn ‘20


Accepted to UPenn

Hello! I'm a Freshman at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. I plan on concentrating in finance, marketing and social impact. In high school I was active in LGBTQ advocacy and music. I can help with any questions you have about admissions
ssen2019
Rice ‘19


Accepted to Rice, Rochester, Case, Emory, Hamilton, Pitt, Union, Miami

Experience applying as daughter of first generation US immigrants. Aspiring physician interested in double majoring in Acting and Cognitive Science.

New Posts

Dartmouth College 2018-2019 Supplemental Essay Prompts
Dartmouth College 2018-2019 Supplemental Essay Prompts
September 17, 2018

Drafted your personal statement and ready to get started on your supplemental essays? Here are the supplemental essay prompts for Dartmouth College.Dartmouth College requires two additional pieces of writing on top of the Common...

What You Need to Know about Athletic Scholarships
What You Need to Know about Athletic Scholarships
September 14, 2018

For many families, the only way to afford a college education is for their student to receive some financial aid. An athletic scholarship is one way that can help lower the price. Here’s what...

Still Figuring Out What School to Apply To?
Still Figuring Out What School to Apply To?
September 12, 2018

The school year is already in full swing. What if you’re a senior who hasn’t yet decided on a final college list? Don’t panic. Let’s get started. If you’re a...

Freshman Year: My First Weeks at Cornell University
Freshman Year: My First Weeks at Cornell University
September 03, 2018

As many of your are settling into your first weeks at college, we thought we’d ask our College Admits how their first weeks at college were. Here’s a reflection from JerBear, a Cornell...

Load More Posts