I Hate College

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    I suppose it's pretty typical to be happy on

    the weekends and then be sad when school starts up on Monday. for me though I go from being happy to being just downright miserable, like on a i-want-to-die-scale. just going to classes reminds me of what an idiot and a failure I am, like I'll just be a disappointment to my...
    Corick Corick
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 17

    Word to the wise: never take 4 major relates

    classes in one semester. I'm about to finish this semester and it's driving me up the wall. Finals look pretty dismal right now.
    Nick8876 Nick8876
    18-21, M
    Apr 12

    College isn't for me.

    Not because I have to grow up and make my own decisions but because sit down and learn **** is not what I want to do with my life. When I graduated highschool I had two paths I was looking at taking. Culinary or music. I was the top clarinet player at my school all four years. I...
    Gardengnome55 Gardengnome55
    18-21, F
    Feb 2

    I don't think college is

    for me. I love the living in my own part just not the schoolwork. But I don't know what else to do. I work at a grocery store but that's not really a sustainable job. My mom will just think I want to stay at home but that's not true. Home is great but I like having the freedom I...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    Everyone kept on telling me

    that college is supposed to be the best time of your life. Where you actually get together with people you like and enjoy being around. But none of that is real. It's filled to the brim with boring workaholics who don't want anything to do with you. They always have some excuse...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1
    18-21, M
    Feb 2

    I want to quit but I don't know how to tell my

    parents. I'd rather work and get enough to move out
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2015

    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

    it's almost too difficult

    for me. I feel like I'm just wasting time and money doing nothing I care about because it's what everyone else does and it's required in society. I haven't been a good student in years because of ADHD and depression. it's not getting solved, and I'm not doing any better because...
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Okay so this is bullshit,

    I understand that it's a requirement to do some of the basic science classes, but I already know it and have to waste a year or two just because of it. It doesn't help that I personally can speak at a level which is expected at more of a second semester junior/ first semester...
    KnightCreator KnightCreator
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 17

    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
    23 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    I decided to ditch my classes today

    and read a book by the lake instead. It was a lovely day and I didn't think I could take another hour in a hard desk under fluorescent lighting. I'd forgotten how relaxing it is just to sit on a bench by the shore and read, observe, and let the mind wander. Maybe I'm easily...
    violincaster violincaster
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 3

    My older daughter has great academics,

    I was brainwashed as a parent to encourage this. Now the least expensive school she was accepted at is $41,000 per year just for tuition. My youngest child says "Dad - I am doing so good in school right now!"....I said no please don't - "GO play with your friends"
    drooniedat drooniedat
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    My college life is the worst.

    No. It's not the academics that make me feel bad about college. I just hate my everyday life, my surroundings, the people. Last night, I just cried for hours because I really don't want to do it anymore... but I have to. I can't tell this to anyone. No one knows how I feel...
    Coffee0606 Coffee0606
    18-21, F
    Jan 30

    I hate college so much.

    I don't know how I'll ever manage to go back tomorrow after having the last month off. I really really really don't want to go.
    violincaster violincaster
    18-21, M
    Jan 18

    But I feel like it's the only way to get a good

    job. Hopefully there's another way. I can't deal with all of this crap. This is too much money and trouble just so I can be financially stable
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I absolutely ABHOR college.

    Now I just found out that the Federal Perkins Loan program expired just recently back in October. *Slides hand down face* I can't do this anymore....like seriously. What is the actual point in all of this? I'm paying money for classes that I don't need, just because the...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    It's all a scam. Bernie Sanders is a nutjob.

    He'll just make the scam official. Go Coursera.
    34rjw3toj 34rjw3toj
    26-30
    Mar 20

    My college also makes you pay to do math

    homework... $90... I have 25 in my bank account.... Had to drop the class.... Could not have passed with a 100 on everything else..
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    I'm dropping out. I'm way too tame

    for the college life. I hate everything about it. And who says I can get a good job without a college degree? I'll still pursue my dreams. Besides, I'll be saving a **** ton of money. I don't care about the "it'll get better" because stfu. I don't give a flying fig. It's not...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    I am so sick of hearing how "college is the

    greatest time!!" I always think, oh dear god I'm going to be beyond miserable in life...it doesn't get any better? I'm having the worst time. I'm doing this all wrong and I think this all day everyday. I either think about how I'm failing everyday, I never ever do well and that...
    BMBreal BMBreal
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 19

    I hate my school. My college is 10 hours away

    from my home which is the main reason I hate it. I'm 21 and a freshmen at this college because it's a small Christian college and a lot of my credits didn't transfer. I only came here to get away from my ex boyfriend and to play basketball, but now that my ex has finally moved...
    Caitlynbraxton Caitlynbraxton
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 4

    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
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    I hate my college so much.

    It kills me that my parents are spending all this money per year for me to come here and hate my life. The thing is, there's a big divide between my academic life here and my social life. Academically, this is the right school for me. I'm a writing student, and not many...
    oceaneyes16 oceaneyes16
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    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
    99 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    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
    20 Responses Mar 21, 2010

    Drunk College Students

    I know why college students drink so much. At least I know what drives me to drink. Pointless classes, idiotic professors, idiotic students, never ending homework, never ending group projects, stressful exams, stressful presentations, work, the list goes on. Pointless Classes A...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82
    26-30
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    This semester is literally the hardest semester

    ever I'm a full time student taking 13 units and I'm taking my first exerlated class and the teacher is very strict and struggling with my health class I'm always pact with homework or at school it seems like I never have Time to journal or do what I want I'm so stressed out...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez
    18-21, F
    Mar 5

    I'm too tame for college.

    The dorm life is not for me
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    I seriously just want to drop out.

    I have lost all motivation and don't want to be in school anymore.
    TheTruth94 TheTruth94
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    Just a few more weeks.

    .. And then no more wanting to be dead instead of doing work I no longer enjoy. And then I can sleep without fearing the alarm! :) Until I get a job anyway.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015

    I've made a horrible mistake,

    I'm going to fall flat on my face. I've barely started and I can already see that I'm not going to be able to handle this. I'm going to let everyone down and fail. I can't keep up, the work's too hard and there's too much to do. I've been here 2 weeks and I'm already f...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Sep 6, 2014

    I hate college I'm almost 2 weeks behind thank

    to ******* cengage that didn't even work the first week! Then my English Teacher directions are confusing and don't understand a thing. Ugh College is **** and really is stressing me out :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    This is what usually goes on in my college life

    right about now: Get up too early. get a bus, when I get in college I go to the computer room straight away because there is nowhere else. Get to my class, dread that the teacher will talk to me because I know they will cause I haven't bothered to do any work. 99% of our time is...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Mar 4

    X.X My Micro Apps class.

    ...... The teacher is so incompetent..... UGGG And because of her impedance I am getting penalized on my final project...... Me: I just wanted to make sure there were no issues, since I noticed mine did not have the zipper on it after I used 7-Zip. Unlike the ones I saw in...
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    I go back in a little bit less

    than two weeks,and I am dreading it. I love learning. I just hate school.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 12, 2015

    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

    Medical school 🖕🏻u $78,

    000 a semester it's like your trying to ******* kill me.
    justanormaguy justanormaguy
    18-21, M
    Jan 29

    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
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2012
    Realitea Realitea
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    College sucks and let me tel you why.

    You hear this great stories about how college is so wonderful and full of fun stuff to do. Well, it's not. I haven't been so bored in my life. More than 80% of my classmates seem like they're still in mid-school. The campus sucks. There's no activity, nobody says anything and it...
    Floris24 Floris24
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    College is Bullshit,

    so much stress for practically nothing man I hate college so ******* much!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    So i was bad student in high school

    and i decided to go to college.People told me i cant that i am never gonna make it..Now in college i tried hard but still no good results,i failed couple classes and feel like wasted my parents money,college is really stressing me out and i almost had a break down..maybe i would...
    Anka97 Anka97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    I'm not sure if I really "hate" college,

    but the lack of any real hands on learning over the past couple of years is ******* me off to the point of apathy. I have a cumulative book assignment due Monday, plus a quiz, then two more assignments two more quizzes, then finals. And it's all done straight out of the damn...
    Nick8876 Nick8876
    18-21, M
    Apr 12

    I wish my family could understand

    that I no longer have the motivation for this course. I wanted to study in a different college but they shoved the university that I'm currently attending down my throat. I hate this uni with a passion and I hate the course I was forced to take. I hate the stuck up professors...
    cheapthrill cheapthrill
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    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

    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

    I just feel like it's not the happiest time of

    my life, everything bores me. I have been doing only clases that may interest me. My parents are literally forcing me to stay at the institution of hell for me. I know I have to get alot of basic classes done wth but for me to waste away my soul just so I can get a degree that...
    KnightCreator KnightCreator
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 14

    I thought I write this to everyone,

    to let you know my pain. I wouldn't say pain so much and I wouldn't say I hate college, it's just the situation they are putting me through, it's unfair. I started college around a year ago, doing A levels. Media, Photography, Law and Sociology (along with maths because I had...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    Kinda forcing me to work in a subject

    that will never be a part of my life. That they expect that everyone once in a while has to do something they don't want to, which is wrong. By the way, there is always something in life that you can't do, everyone has a certain subject that they can't do. I can't do this...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Feb 9

    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, 2014

    I swear, college is designed to make you fail,

    both in class and life. Everything they've made me do this semester has been ten times more difficult or frustrating than it needs to be. I'm so sick of this crap; every university is the exact same thing. Everyone here treats me like **** and makes my life more difficult. I...
    violincaster violincaster
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 10

    I was never one to get excited at the thought

    of college.I never wanted to go in the first place, but my parents made me. Now I feel like I'm wasting their money because I'm not putting in hardly any effort. I need to dropout but i done know what they'd say.
    iamhannahh iamhannahh
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    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
    162 Responses Sep 26, 2009
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