100+ of the Best Riddles for College Students

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Just because your kids are off on their next adventure, college, doesn’t mean they won’t need a good laugh once in a while. Thank goodness we have the best riddles for college students to take their minds off all the stress of school!

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Riddles and jokes are a great way to relax and destress when life gets a little overwhelming. Thankfully these riddles for college students will come in handy this year as I send Colby off to college for the very first time. He’s excited, I’m anxious… It’s like the perfect combination. I am trying to decide if I can throw some lunch box jokes in his suitcase to ready every day. Okay. I know that is a bit much, but seriously who doesn’t love a good riddle or joke right?

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The Best Riddles for College Students

Q: You’re in a race and you pass the person in second place. What place are you in now?

A: Second place. Too easy?
Riddles for College Students: You’re in a race and you pass the person in second place. What place are you in now? A: Second place. Too easy? in a blue background

Q: How can you go 10 days without sleep?

A: You sleep at night. 

Q: You throw away my outside, eat my inside, then throw away the inside. What am I?

A: Corn on the cob.

Q: An Uber driver is going the opposite way down a one-way street. He passes five policemen along the way, none of which stops him. Why not?

A: Because the Uber driver was walking.

Q: What has 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach?

A: A deck of cards.

Q: If you have it, you don’t share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?

A: A secret.

Q: Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?

A: They are a grandfather, father, and son. 
 
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Q: A man shaves many times during the day, but at the end of the day, he still has a beard. How is this possible?

A: The man is a barber.

Q: The person who makes it has no need of it, and neither does the person who buys it. But the person who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it?

A: A coffin. 

Q: While a cat was outside, it started to downpour. The cat couldn’t find any shelter and got completely soaked by the rain, yet not a single hair was wet. How could this be?

A: It was a hairless cat.
Riddles for College Students: While a cat was outside, it started to downpour. The cat couldn’t find any shelter and got completely soaked by the rain, yet not a single hair was wet. How could this be? A: It was a hairless cat. in a bluegreen background

Q: You are in a dark room with a box of matches. Nearby are three things: a candle, an oil lamp and a log of firewood. Which do you light first?

A: The match

Q: This vehicle is spelled the same from the front as well as from the back. What is it?

A: A racecar

Q: What can go up a chimney down, but cannot go down a chimney up?

A: An umbrella. 

Q: What has no beginning, end, or middle?

A: A doughnut.

Q: If there are three apples and you take two, how many do you have?

A: Two

Q: I call the trees my home, yet I never go inside, and if I ever fall off the tree I will surely be dead.

A: Leaves.

Q: Two people were playing chess and both won. How did this happen?

A: They were playing against other opponents. 

Q: A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How was that possible?

A: Friday was the name of his horse. 

Q: What eight-letter word remains a word as you keep removing one letter from it?

A: Starting.

Q: It has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive. What is it?

A: A glove
Riddles for College Students: It has four fingers and a thumb but isn’t alive. What is it? A: A glove in a gray background

Q: Tom is younger than Dave but older than Jill. Lou is older than Sally who is older than Tom. Dave is older than Lou. Who is the middle child?

A: Sally.

Q: What is heavy going forward but not going backward?

A: Ton

Q: What goes up and never comes down?

A: Your age.

Q: What can go through glass without breaking it?

A: Light

Q: What comes up to let us go, or goes down to make us stay?

A: An anchor.
 
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Q: Here’s a list of sports: golf, darts, tennis, cricket, football, badminton. Which should come next: archery, boxing, squash, gymnastics, or baseball?

A: Gymnastics.

Q: I start in little but I end in full, you’ll find me in half and complete.

A: The letter “l.” 

Q: What question can you never answer yes to?

A: Are you asleep?

Q: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

A: Seven.

Q: What word is always spelled wrong?

A: Wrong.
Riddles for College Students: What word is always spelled wrong? A: Wrong. in a green background

Q: There is an electric train which is headed towards the east. So, where does the smoke go?

A: There is none: An electric train produces no smoke. 

Q: I am a ball that rolls but can’t bounce or be thrown. What am I?

A: An eyeball.

Q: I am the only organ that named myself. What am I?

A: The brain. 

Q: How far can a fox run into the woods?

A: Halfway; otherwise he’d be running out of the woods.

Q: Which word is least like the others? Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth?

A: Third. 

Q: What goes up and down stairs without moving?

A: Carpet

Q: Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die.

A: Fire

Q: What can you catch but not throw?

A: A cold

Q: I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?

A: A nose

Q: Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.

A: A match
Riddles for College Students: Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red. A: A match in a pink A: A match background

Q: What goes around the world and stays in a corner?

A: A stamp

Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

A: Towel

Q: The more there is, the less you see.

A: Darkness

Q: They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.

A: Stars

Q: What kind of room has no windows or doors?

A: A mushroom

Q: I have holes on the top and bottom. I have holes on my left and on my right. And I have holes in the middle, yet I still hold water. What am I?

A: A sponge

Q: I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left. What is this object?

A: A mirror

Q: It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time. What is this object?

A: A ring

Q: The more you take the more you leave behind.

A: Footseps

Q: Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute.

A: Breath
Riddles for College Students: Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can't hold it for much more than a minute. A: Breath in blue background

Q: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

A: River

Q: I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it.

A: Splinter

Q: What can fill a room but takes up no space?

A: Light

Q: It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?

Q: A hole
Riddles for College Students: It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter? Q: A hole in bluegreen background

Q: No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

A: Silence

Q: Only two backbones and thousands of ribs.

A: Railrod

Q: Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for every one. When it came time to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not one has lost and all have gained, Tell me, now, this can you explain?

A: Four men in a dance band

Q: Jack and Jill are lying on the floor inside the house, dead. They died from lack of water. There is shattered glass next to them. How did they die?

A: Jack and Jill are goldfish.

Q: Why don’t lobsters share?

A: They are shellfish
 
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Q: A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds?

A: Holes

Q: Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?

A: A kitchen strainer

Q: A girl was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

A: She lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

Q: He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

A: A priest

Q: If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?

A: None. Roosters don’t lay eggs.

Q: You can’t keep this until you have given it.

A: A promise

Q: Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?

A: An onion

Q: What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.

A: A telephone book

Q: What can go up and come down without moving?

A: The temperature

Q: What do you serve that you can’t eat?

A: A tennis ball

Q: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?

A: A yardstick
Riddles for College Students: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle? A: A yardstick in gray background

Q: What has to be broken before it can be used?

A: An egg

Q: What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

A: A coat of paint

Q: What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

A: “Are you asleep?”

Q: What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?

A: To hold cows together

Q: Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”

A: Neither, the yolks are yellow.

Q: You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

A: A telephone

Q: What has a face, but can’t smile.

A: A clock

Q: 4. What is a bunny’s favorite kind of music? 

A: Hip hop music.

Q: What begins with T, finishes with T, and has T in it?

A: A teapot.

Q: What is brown, has a head, and tails, but no legs?

A: A penny.
Riddles for College Students: What is brown, has a head, and tails, but no legs? A: A penny. in green background

Q: 10. What room do ghosts avoid? 

A: The living room.

Q: What belongs to you, but other people use more?

A: Your name.

Q: What is bright orange with a green top and sounds like a parrot? 

A: A carrot.

Q: What two things can you never eat for breakfast? 

A: Lunch and dinner.

Q: You buy me to eat, but you never eat me. What am I?

A: A fork.

Q: What has an eye but can’t see anything?

A: A needle.

Q: What do dogs have that no other animal has? 

A: Puppies.

Q: I have no eyes, ears, or legs, but I can help you move earth. What am I?

A: An earthworm.

Q: What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing? 

A: An elephant’s shadow.

Q: How can a pants pocket be empty but still have something in it? 

A: If it has a hole in it.
Riddles for College Students: How can a pants pocket be empty but still have something in it? A: If it has a hole in it. in pink background

Q: Why is the Mississippi such an unusual river? 

A: Because it has four “i’s” and can’t even see.

Q: Why isn’t your nose 12 inches long? 

A: Because then it would be a foot.

Q: What is the best place to grow a garden in school? 

A: In kindergarten.
 
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Q: Why did the boy bury is flashlight? 

A: Because the batteries died.

Q: What kind of shower doesn’t need water? 

A: A baby shower.

Q: A girl fell off a 25-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How? 

A: She fell off the bottom rung.

Q: What is the hardest part about skydiving? 

A: The ground.

Q: A king, a queen, and two twins are in a room. How are there no adults? 

A: They are beds.

Q: I shave every day but my beard stays the same. How? 

A: I’m the barber.

Q: A dog crossed a river without a bridge or a boat, but didn’t get wet. How? 

A: The river was frozen.
Riddles for College Students: A dog crossed a river without a bridge or a boat, but didn’t get wet. How? A: The river was frozen. in blue background

Q: What has lakes with no water, mountains with no stones, and cities with no buildings? 

A: A map.

Q: What do dogs and trees have in common? 

A: Bark.

Q: I can travel up to 100 miles an hour but never leave the room. What am I? 

A: A sneeze.

Q: I have seven rings that you can’t wear on your fingers. What am I? 

A: Saturn.

Q: I can be 100 yards long but you can hold me in your hand. What am I? 

A: A ball of yarn.

Q: What is really easy to get into but really hard to get out of?

A: Trouble.

Q: What can be full without eating a thing? 

A: The moon.

Q: A boy throws a ball as far as he can and it comes back to him without anyone touching it. How? 

A: He throws the ball straight up.

Q: What five letter gets shorter when you add two letters to it?

A: Short.

Q: If a rooster is sitting on top of a barn and lays an egg, which way will it roll off? 

A: Roosters don’t lay eggs!
Riddles for College Students: If a rooster is sitting on top of a barn and lays an egg, which way will it roll off? A: Roosters don’t lay eggs! in bluegreen background

Q: Which weighs more: a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? 

A: They both weight a pound.

Q: Grandpa went for a walk in the rain with no umbrella but his hair didn’t get wet. How is that possible? 

A: Grandpa is bald.

Q: What starts with P, ends with E, and has over a thousand letters in it? 

A: The post office.

Q: What do you find at the end of the rainbow? 

A: The letter W.

Q: What can you put between a 7 and an 8 so that the result is greater than a 7, but less than an 8?

A: A decimal

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