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well, if it is anything like university over here in the uk, it is AMAZING! I've just finished and miss it SOOO badly!
Will prob need an answer from an American about the partys etc, as you guys can't drink until 21. But here, freshers week was a massive party for about 3 weeks! Getting to know your flat/form mates and people from your course is great fun!
It is DEF easier to make friends than school, as everyone is in the same situation, no one knows each other and you are similar in the sense that you like your subject and like college.0
Of course, focus primarily on school. You can get a great GPA and still have plenty of time to socialize if you have the right study skills (there is less homework than high school, but there are more long-term projects and papers and such that involve good planning).
As for social life, well I went to a small private college, and on top of that I was in nursing classes, so I didn't meet very many guys. It is very easy to make friends though, since people who are in your classes might be in the same major you are and have similar interests.0
Well for me College is cool,lots of fun yet serious with studies got high grades lots of activities and competetion then audition at school BUT NO Boyfriend and I can say my College Life is the great one :) I've been a cheerleader,try dance sport,etc and ofcourse got awards...And I graduated in college early and now I'm a Registered Nurse... I know you can do it! :)) just be confident :)0
college is what you make it. there's so much available to you. yes there will be wild parties but there is a serious side with the academics. I found it much more relaxing in terms if meeting new guys because it was less judgmental than high school. people just don't care which is super nice. you'll enjoy the freedom you have, I sure did :)10
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College presents more opportunities than high school especially if it's a larger school. From courses to sports to dating to friends, etc. Like anything else you have to put some effort into it to get the rewards. But it can be one of the most valuable and important parts of your life. It may determine what professions you are interested in and at the same time provide you with lifelong friends and a soul mate.
Work hard and play hard! Have fun!10
it's a lot of fun but as fun as you make it. try to be open minded. do as much as you can. participate in things, take advantage of the resources0
it's always been easy for girls to get a boyfriend no matter the environment0
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Depends on which college you go to. More traditional and large colleges are more likely to have big parties.
However, I would recommend not treating it like some huge social event and party all of the time. It's a huge waste of money to sign up for classes but be too tired/drunk/high/etc to do well in classes. I had a roommate that dropped out his freshman year because he didn't take classes seriously and he just wanted to go to parties at the fraternity he joined. Smart guy, just dumb decisions, and now he works at a water park and will pretty much be stuck with those jobs. I take education at my college pretty seriously (but part of that is because its not as traditional and not so big). I think its easier to make friends in college because they have grown up a little. They aren't so wrapped up in their teenage drama and immaturity.
As far as finding a boyfriend/girlfriend...can't really say. I have had a problem finding a girlfriend since my last breakup that lasted through 2.5 years of college. I am sure others find college to be a decent environment to meet some new people, but I am a shy geek who kinda likes to get down to business most of the time when it comes to being on campus. Not to say I wouldn't open up to a relationship though.