Disadvantage Of College Life

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All or most of us have gone through it. The countless hours we spent filling out college applications, scholarship applications, visiting colleges, and taking the dreaded tests. Whether it was the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or other college entrance exams, it was a big hassle. After visiting such a great number of colleges, the advantages and disadvantages of the schools seemed to run together in my mind. The endless paper work and deadlines seemed as though they would never end. When I thought about college, it seemed like it was not real, like it was a figment of my imagination. I imagined what it would be like, wondering where I would go. The questions of "What did I want to major in?" and after I decided that, "What schools had my major?" circled…show more content…
What school was I going to spend the next few years of my life at? When the financial aid packages arrived, I was torn between two colleges. After sitting down with my mother and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of both schools, I came to my final decision. It seemed like a year ago I was imagining what college life would be like and suddenly before my eyes, I would be a college student in a matter of four months. After attending my summer orientation, I started to adjust to the idea of college life a little bit more. I met new people, got to know a new area, and overall became more acquainted with the life I would be living for the next couple of years. Overall, orientation made college a reality for me. After orientation, I started asking others around me, and myself, the same questions most college students ask before they head off and take the big leap. According to Judy Moseman, some common questions asked by students entering their freshman year of college are, "How do I survive without my car?", "What are my new friends going to be like, will I make them easily, and what if I get homesick?", "What if my parents won 't let go?", "What is the 'freshman fifteen '?", "What about long-distance relationships?" and, "What if I can 't keep up with my work?" (Moseman) I had all of these questions roaming through my mind before I went off to college. Another thing…show more content…
One of the ways they find most convenient is the money issue. Of course these perfect environments are not cheap. You are paying thousands of dollars to live in these buildings, use these facilities, and most importantly, learn. You also pay approximately five hundred dollars per semester of books that you will probably never use again in your life. Besides that, being in a new area, one is going to generally want to spend money. Whether this means going to concerts or buying a new shirt or even buying soda at the grocery store is irrelevant. The parents want to know exactly what you are spending your money on, when , and how. This often times causes a new student to feel like they are being monitored by their parents. In turn, this may eventually lead to poor communication between parents and student. Let 's face it, students feel bad because they have very little money to begin with, without parents constantly reminding them of it. Another issue that college freshman, as well as all college students endure, is the partying lifestyle. Students often feel pressured by their new friends to go out and have a good time. Being around new people, some may feel they have to prove themselves to keep their newfound friendships. Sometimes, going to bars or parties, and drinking is one way for new students to prove themselves. This often becomes a habit from the first time

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