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I Hate College

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    I have no friends and terrible social anxiety.

    I KNOW, on a campus of 40,000, there is someone who I can be friends with but I just don't have the courage to join clubs or talk to people so I'm miserable and alone.
    sarahiggins sarahiggins 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    There Is So Much I Hate About It

    Everyone is always telling you "college is great, it's the best years of your life, you will have so much fun." Well I'm almost done with my 3rd year and I have hated every moment of it. My Freshman year I tried hard to enjoy college. I went out and partied, made tons of...
    okamimiyazaki okamimiyazaki 18-21, M 17 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    I am a first semester freshman at a state

    school in Pennsylvania. I have made a couple kind of friends, we get along but I wouldn't trust them. I completed the last two years of high school online while working full time. Coming back to a situation where I have to deal with so many people all at once is terrible. I...
    Keilamarie Keilamarie 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    College Sucks!

    College makes me so stressed out, there are so many decisions to make. What college do I want to go to or what college will accept me. What will my major be and don't make any mistakes because the whole rest of your life depends on the choices that you are making now. And if you...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    (sorry, this is a super long post.

    also I'm new to this website so I'm not sure if I did this right) I'm about to finish up my first quarter of college and I still feel as homesick, lonely, and confused as I did at the beginning of the school year. I live in a suite style dorm with two roommates and another...
    drkelso drkelso 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Feels Like I'm Wasting My Time And Future Income Here.

    I'm a freshman (more or less) and I'm what is considered a non traditional student since I'm in my late 20's and just now going back to school. I live in arizona and I attended the community college here the last 3 semesters and now I'm feeling like I've wasted atleast $10,000.0...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    I'm starting college

    and I'm going without any friends I know people there but I don't like them me and my boyfriend will end up breaking up and I don't know how I'll cope I can just see it urgh I'm so tempted not to go
    cailowe cailowe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When I told my mom I'm tired of being

    constantly stressed, she told me that its just going to get worse after I get a job. She said "What did you expect?" I didn't expect to be overworked 24/7. I didn't expect that I'd be assigned things one after another, to the point where its impossible to get ahead. I didn't...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I am going through a really tough time right

    now. I currently go to a university in Florida and I want to take an editing class for my film major. But they decided not to offer it the year I'm supposed to graduate. The professor won't give me permission for the independent study and all of the other classes in the major...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 22-25, F Oct 23

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    Why College Sucks

    wow, where do i begin? i'm a freshman in college this year, and to sum up the experience in one word i'd say "awful," although that's putting it quite mildly. from stories i'd heard about college in the past, it sounded like a really great experience. i'm one of those...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 96 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Im a freshmen and I agree with this situation

    so much !!! I do like my college but living here .. no ! The way my college is set up is you live in a mini apt with 6 other random females and your expected to make peace. I really dont get along with one of them but we make peace just because we have to live together. I want...
    taytay2277 taytay2277 18-21, F Sep 15

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    I go back in two days

    for my sophomore year, and I'm totally dreading it. I hated my freshman year. It seemed like murphy's law was in effect last year, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I only made a few acquaintances and no friends, I was lonely and depressed, the classes and...
    Djn1223 Djn1223 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    4 Yrs Wasted

    Feel pretty ****** about college, doing something Im not interested in but going through the motions. Had planned to be out in 3 yr with a degree then do something else, im now on 4th yr after repeating and looking like going to have to do five. Im failing this year again. Its...
    MrRager22 MrRager22 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    I just got home from taking a chemistry test

    and I can feel a brain aneurysm forming. -.-' Sadly, this is the one class that I actually like...
    FutureMrsCobos FutureMrsCobos 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I am a freshman in college

    and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of class and absolutely hate it, I don't like my campus at all. I honestly don't know what to do. I know I am going to stick out...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I have two finals tomorrow

    and have yet to study. I'm a Senior in college, fifth year. One more semester from graduating and I feel like quitting and I'm so close. I'm just over college, it's not what I wanted and I wish someone warned me. Depression doesn't help, but that's not even why. I just hate it...
    crazysexlessfiend crazysexlessfiend 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Really freaking confused right now.

    I got an email this morning that no college student wants to get. I don't see how what they're saying is possible. I did well (for the most part) this semester! College sucks so much right now. Happy Christmas break to me! I'm not happy.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Lost In College

    Hi. I am a freshman in her first semester of college at a well known university in Boston. Last year, I graduated High School among the top ten in my class. I was excited (and a bit frightened) and thought I was well prepared for this next big step in my life. I imagined college...
    Greywrld Greywrld 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    It's not the learning I hate,

    I enjoy going to my classes. But there's so much emphasis on the social side of college, which is isolating to people like me who were never social butterflies at school. If you don't party every night it's like you're a different breed to be avoided. Even the acedemic side isn...
    LittleLonerJ LittleLonerJ 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I'm currently a senior at a small private

    school. I'll be spending my three day weekend doing homework. I'm so tired of homework, exams, essays, and presentations. School needs to be over now.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Looks Like I'm Not Insane...

    It only took me one semester in college to realize that all I'd been told about it, from childhood through high school, has been a lie. In high school, I was anxious from day one of my senior year to graduate, to finally be able to begin my life in college. Not only...
    ImperialTobacco ImperialTobacco 18-21 8 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    I've only just started

    but I don't even want to carry on.
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I Just Don't Like People My Age...

    Let me start by saying that I found high school really annoying. I've always felt older than the students around me; I've never thought drinking or smoking made me look cool (many people in my family have had issues with drinking so I plan to avoid it completely), I'm not...
    BittyBetsyBett BittyBetsyBett 18-21 22 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    I can't wait until this semester is over!

    I'm taking a year off. I hate being tired all the time. In high school, I was smart without even trying. I don't even know what degree I want anymore...
    FutureMrsCobos FutureMrsCobos 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I HATE College..

    College is horrible. I almost dislike everything about it. It is not fun nor exciting like people have told me in the past. Here is my growing list of grievances... 1. The classes are always across campus so it literally takes me 15-20 to walk to class! 2. I never seem to get...
    JustmeAsh JustmeAsh 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    College Loneliness

    I am a junior in college and am incredibly sad and lonely. I have met a few people with whom I hang out with at least once a week, but even when I am with them I am unbelievably lonely and I cant stand it. My life consists of going to class, doing homework, calling my boyfriend...
    ghostwriter23 ghostwriter23 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    So I have a thought. I sat down to write a

    paper today. And I realized I didn't order the correct book for the paper. And I won't be able to get one in time to write the paper, but here's the complaint. I rented the book from amazon for 55$. Now is that some bullshit or what. It was a history book with several old...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Soul Crushing Experience

    I've heard many people say, "When you go to college, you go to find out who you are." I say that I already knew who I was, and that college made me completely lose myself. I used to be a person who didn't care what anyone thought of me, who believed in myself to...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82 26-30 4 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    I'm about to mess up some tests in a couple of

    hours. Don't know what's wrong with me.
    AngrySantaCat AngrySantaCat 18-21, F Oct 27

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    So Confused.

     When I was looking at colleges my senior year, I found one that I thought would be perfect for me.  I am a quiet person who doesn't drink or do drugs at all.  The college that I looked at was a smaller school and it had a beautiful campus.  The...
    ccdd9898 ccdd9898 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    I feel so confined here.

    It's funny because I feel so lonely and so suffocated here. I didn't realize importance of saying hi to someone until I longed for it. A simple "How're you doing today?" is all I want. NOTHING. I hate feeling sorry for myself but I can't help it anymore. Pain is all I feel, and...
    janewsmith janewsmith 18-21 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I don't understand the point of spending all

    your money on this education that doesn't even guarantee a good job, I don't understand having to learn a whole bunch of crap that has no relation to the field you want to work in.
    Fisherr7 Fisherr7 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I study biological engineering in one of the

    best colleges in my country but i hate biology, I really want to change my major and fight for my dreams however I'm afraid that I will regret it, I'm so miserable searching for any help
    Essma Essma 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    The course I'm on is full of retards

    who can't even understand basic **** so I get angry a lot
    salicaria salicaria 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    It's only the second day here

    and I already had a break down I miss home and everyone back home and I feel like I'm not gonna enjoy it here my roommate is really nice but she's way more outgoing than I will ever be so she made friends really easily nd I still haven't managed to make a single friend I've been...
    samanthaha samanthaha 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm originally from Calgary,

    and moved to Kelowna about a month ago. My mom has wasted so much money on me to get me a place, and to actually get me into the school. Writing this makes me feel guilty. Just the thought of wasting all her effort for my selfishness makes me want to crawl into a hole. I HATE...
    JFIIIIG JFIIIIG 18-21 3 Responses Oct 19

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    I Hate College Culture!

    I never drank in high school.  I had a couple very close friends who I've known since kindergarden, but never had a really close circle of good friends.  I hated how I was seen as such an innocent person because I never drank, felt like people treated me differently...
    penpal17 penpal17 18-21 10 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    I Hate College.

    I hate college, but I don't hate to learn. School in general has never been easy for me, because I get bored. I have always been extremely creative, and when I'm not in a creative environment for extended periods of time I loose interest in just about anything happening around me...
    Green23 Green23 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    Damn son, everywhere I go there are just fake

    friends and friends that just shun you after sometime for no reason. To think that it'll be better after a new semester. I'd rather be alone than join these kind of people.
    Unicornycorn Unicornycorn 18-21, F Dec 3

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    this is PURE trash. I go to hunter college it

    is PURE trash...I always throw all my books in the garbage...I wish I never came here I hate this place and all of the SKELS here...distractions and SPIES...all they do is cause environmental stress I DO NOT NEED....Pure trASH you will never use....
    Igiveyounothing Igiveyounothing 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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    In my country we have a national "contest"

    where we choose 6 universities/courses or just one course in 6 universities and so on and it's devide in 3 phases. I have never thought of going to college in 9th grade i kept saying how sick i was of school, but everything changed when i was in 10th grade i met a person who is...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I'm currently a freshman in college

    and I really dislike it. It's only been a month and I'm still trying to figure out why people say it's going to be "some of the best years of your life!" I'm a commuter, which might add to why I dislike it but I don't really think so because many commuter friends I have still...
    marialadelbarrio marialadelbarrio 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 17

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    My College Experience: College Isn't The "best Experience" Of Your Life

    We've always been led to believe that the college years are "the best years of your life" or the "best experience" of your life. We've been conditioned to think that it's in college that we meet our best, life-long friends. Since I have a strong desire to accomplish and achieve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    Do I Really Hate It???

    I love biology and nature, and as far as i remember i've always loved it, so right now im studying biology at university. Im halfway through and i think i really hate it :O i dont know what to do!! classes are soooo boring, i cant pay attention for more than 15 minutes; waking...
    danonino0o danonino0o 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    Finals week got me like.

    ... Fuuuuuuck college lol. Anybody wanna study for me and take my tests? Lol been up for like two days now literally. I need a drink or five after this week! && a blunt😤😤
    LyricDrayton LyricDrayton 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I Am A Failure... My Life Is Becoming Miserable And Meaningless..

    So, I go to community college . Trying to get my associate's degree. I went right from high school into college (was going to take a break but because of peer pressure and some minor urging from the 'rents I decided to go. Due to lack of planning, not choosing a major, and...
    Delete151 Delete151 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    I'm Not Motivated.

    I never considered not going to college .  There never seemed to be another option.    Even with AP courses in high school, I was bored out of my mind.  It was hard to find motivation to study because everything came too easily.  I figured that I would...
    BandOfAids BandOfAids 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I always hated high-school

    because of the simple fact that I never fit in there. I was always different from the other kids and I hated the city I lived in so I couldn't wait for the day that I'd leave it behind. Some months ago I got into college, after being in home for a year, in a really good school...
    HelenaMaiden HelenaMaiden 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I Can't Stand My College

     I'm a college freshman, and its been a month since I moved in.  In the beginning I had high expectations.  I knew it would be hard, but I thought I could handle it.  I went around to peoples rooms and introduced myself (im a really shy person, so I...
    cbear98 cbear98 18-21, F 149 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    College Was Terrible!

    As soon as a graduated high school, I applied to several universities to be able to study geography and believing that it would be far superior than high school ever was. Everyone told me that it would be fun, exciting, and that I would make lots of friends there, because, since...