How college is different from highschool?

2 years, 7 months ago

I am now a first year college student. And i notice my classmates, every now and then, murmuring about how highschool is more fun than college. That highschool is stress-free than college. And they talk a lot about how college is greatly different from highschool.

For me, i think it’s still the same. Well, college just gets more difficult than highschool. Then, you call your teachers professors, you have different subject schedules and etc.

But what factor/s really differentiate/s college than highschool?

Anyone? Thanks.

July 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

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Profile photo of FindYourGreatness FindYourGreatness C (@jpete011) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Depends on where you are in your life, and your self-knowledge, ‘security,’ and maturity. I was a confused sole in high school and mostly throughout college so neither were very enjoyable for me. But I did learn how to be a tool for society.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

I would definitely say their is a lot more responsibility, getting assignments done and constant due dates with no warnings from your teachers. Personally I notice their is a lot more professional help as well as resources you can use from university which is a big plus. I’m pretty sure you’ve said most of the main stuff already but college is more setting you up for your career than high school. I would also say that the people your surrounded by tend to be more serious about their education. For me college was a massive change from high school, one for the better.

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Profile photo of Zenn Zenn (@ilovepeeta) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@jpete011, @limitedmoon, thanks for your answers. They really have enlightened my mind and understanding about college. :)

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Profile photo of dartanion dartanion (@tanion) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Well it’s been awhile since I graduated from college but for me it was vastly different than high school. From an academic standpoint I actually had to apply myself in college to get decent grades whereas in high school I was pretty much on autopilot and good grades came easy. No more parents or teachers caring about whether or not I did my homework.
College had way more distractions and with that made me more accountable for my own successes and failures.
College was the most fun 4.5 years of my life. All the new experiences and new people right there at my fingertips was amazing.

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Profile photo of Thoth Thoth (@thoth) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@ilovepeeta, Well, I’m now in a gap year between high school and college and I have a couple of months left, But the thing is the whole thing about college being harder than high school, depends on your interests like here in Egypt there are only two popular majors that everyone tries to get into disregarding their interests that’s engineering and med school and it’s funny because it’s all in the promise of getting a good job and having a “respectable degree” . The thing about college is that it gets way more specific than high school I guess, you get to pick a major and it depends on your choice and interests whether that major is gonna be easy or not, but at least college garners you way more freedom than high school and with freedom comes responsibility, guess it depends on your maturity, you get start getting treated as an adult instead of a hormone crazed teenager

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Profile photo of Zenn Zenn (@ilovepeeta) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@tanion, @thoth, thanks you so much for your wonderful answers. :)
wow. its starting to dig in my mind deeper that college is really important also as part of our life..

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Profile photo of Thoth Thoth (@thoth) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@ilovepeeta, Not really, I don’t think so, I’m only going to college because I’m majoring in something that I like, but I’m not sure if my degree is going to define what I’ll be doing later in my life

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Profile photo of Jay Jay (@jaygran7) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

It’s what you make of it. If you want to learn about a particular area of life, then it’s good. You can learn all kinds of stuff too. I guess it’s all about going into it with an open mind, and for me, staying sober while I’m there.

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Profile photo of trevormsu trevormsu (@trevormsu) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@ilovepeeta, For me, the biggest difference is how self-directed college is. In high school you get a basically non-descript diploma, whereas in college you don’t just graduate with a diploma… you have a specific one. You have to choose your major and tailor it so that it best serves your interests and future (which you also have to figure out!). Colleges do provide phenomenal resources, however you are responsibly for finding them and using them. In high school you just have a yearly or bi-yearly appointment with an adviser, in which you take care of all your scheduling.

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Profile photo of Zenn Zenn (@ilovepeeta) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

thanks guys for your meaningful answers. :)

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Profile photo of Kelli Kelli (@kankles) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Personally, I think college is so much better than high school. I grew up in a community where we all knew each other by the time we graduated. When high school came, groups were already made and though borders were blurred they were still there. In college, I have been able to start with a clean slate and fill my life with amazing friends. That and the independence is awesome, both educational and social wise.

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Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

High school and College are as different as Baby and Adult diapers.

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Profile photo of KE KE (@eldahank) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Looking back on my HS vs. college experience, I can say that the major difference for me was the amount of freedom and self-direction I had in college. For reference, I went to a tiny high school (85 in my class) and a tiny college (450-ish my year) which means I was always around familiar people. High school was intellectually and socially mundane for me compared to college. The college lifestyle was fantastic. I could arrange my classes such that sleeping in until noon was possible a few days a week, or so that I would force myself awake for an 8 am class. Going out for the night was always an option. I could study whenever I wanted to, eat whenever I wanted to, run to the gym or bookstore whenever I wanted to. The intellectual freedom I had was sweet, too. I could dabble in anything from the history of science fiction to the origins of the universe. It taught me to balance my life between the serious academic rigors I was put through and the nights of having fun being a college dude. Not a bad training course for the real world. College is a time where deeper connections will be made, more opportunities will be found, and, most likely, more challenges will be encountered and overcome.
Gooda lucka!

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Profile photo of Eliz Eliz (@Eliz-Brown) 1 year, 4 months ago ago

You might have heard that, unlike high school, college is a mythical land where parties overrule study sessions and professors don’t care if you skip class.While the college experience certainly has its perks, the high school vs. college faceoff isn’t as simple as good vs. bad, or work vs. fun. It’s important to know the differences between the two. First of all, it’s Flexibility in schedule, More course choices (and, of course, more possibility that you will need fast writers help ), more workload, difficult exams, more interesting social life , but, unfortunately, more difficult exams.

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