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In high school, college isn’t always the most encouraging topic. It brings up the stress of one of the first big decisions you have to make on your own, and even once you’re in college it’s easy to get distracted with the pressure of bursar bills and exams. Despite all the drama that might come with, college is so much better than high school. Here are five reasons why:

  1. You get to study what you’re excited about.

Some of the camaraderie of high school was banding together to survive those terrible teachers or tougher classes. College has it’s own range of tough classes and subpar professors, but for the first time YOU get to pick those tough classes. Your education is your own! It’s exciting to know that you’ll never have to take another class in (fill in your least favorite subject here) again and you can study the subject you love.

happy dance

  1. You can eat what you want.

Momma’s not here to make you eat your veggies. Cookies, ice cream, burgers, chips–you name it, you can eat it. (Though I wouldn’t recommend that all together.)

eating lots of food

  1. What’s a curfew?

Gone are the days of being home by a certain time, being the one to ruin everyone’s night with the “Yeah, my mom says I have to be home soon….” In college, nobody cares how late you stay out. In fact, you’ll find that there are plenty of people out and about at all hours. It’s a refreshing kind of independence to get home at the time you want to, versus the time your parents said you had to.

I do what I want

  1. You can take a nap in the middle of the day if you want.

This one doesn’t need an explanation. Naps are always a good choice.

Everyone needs two naps per day

  1. Be yourself without feeling judged

In high school there’s this pressure to fit in, to have the right friends, to say the right things. In college, someone can roll down the sidewalk in Heelys on the way to class and no one bats an eye. You do you man.

I like being weird

A summary of why college is better than high school:



Adelaide Risberg

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