Negative Side Effects Of College To College

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Being accepted to college can be the most exciting time of a person’ life while also being the most disappointing. According to an article from Forbes, titled “Too Poor For College, Too Rich For Financial Aid,” author Robert Farrington wrote a story about his daughter’s college application experience. She patiently awaited to hear back from her top choice school, the prestigious John’s Hopkins University. After months of pure anxiety, a giant envelope arrived in the mail. The colorful exterior gave away the seemingly great news that the envelope enclosed. After opening the envelope, her acceptance letter revealed itself. According to Farrington, at first, the family was over joyed. Their kid got into her top choice college! But after moving…show more content…
Not attending an institution post high schools seems to show a plethora of negative side effects. In a 2014 research paper by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, published in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economics and Finance section, titled “Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?” Abel and Deitz found that the benefits do in fact outweigh the cost because the “Average wages for those with a college degree are far greater than average wages for those with only a high school diploma” (Abel, Deitz, 2). Economically speaking, those who obtain a college degree will earn far more than those with only a high school diploma. As shown and explained in a series of charts in Abel’s and Richard’s paper, “The period between 1970 and 2013 shows those with a bachelor’s degree earned about $64,500 per year while those with a high school diploma earned only $41,000 per year” (Abel, Dietz, 3). That data shows that those with a bachelor’s degree, or a college education, will earn 56 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Not attending college also makes it harder to buy a home for the student. It makes parents pay extra money to care for their child that can not afford a home of their own, money that would…show more content…
According to Best College Reviews, an authoritative and editorially independent college review journal, schools like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California in Los Angles, and Johns Hopkins University are the top three universities that contribute the most to scientific research. UCLA alone has “over 350 research labs, centers, and institutes, 290 of which are medical centers, and over 1,800 inventions have come from this research powerhouse.” These schools, along with others, are helping to find cures for huge issues like cancer, and the more donations they receive, the closer these schools come to finding a cure. Colleges live from donations, especially the science departments, which is a department that every university has; contrary to the common belief, money is not the only thing that can be donated to universities to help them prosper. Universities are limited to testing their research on animals. Although the anatomy of certain animals is similar to that of a human’s, animal organs are not as great as human organs when it comes to testing certain cures for certain diseases, and it is also a very controversial topic on its own. Additionally, animal testing is very costly. The animals need to be fed, which requires purchasing food, they need to be kept in an

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