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I Hate College

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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 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 2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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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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    I Feel Ashamed But Still I Do It

    Since i started college last semester I've started to drink and have sex. A lot. I have had over 11 sexual partners within 6 months. Sometimes it was great, other times not so much however, either way the following morning i'd feel like ****. Hungover and full of regret. At the...
    Oddball16 Oddball16 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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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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    "You cut?"
No.
“Then what are these scars?

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“Freak”
I am sorry
“Why do you cut? Are you emo?”
No
“You are so fake!”
“Attention seeker!”
“Show off!”
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“But you seem so happy and smiling all the time.”
We all have our secrets. 
“Look at his/her arm! Lol! What a...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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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 19 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    This is my last quarter of community college I

    just got promoted to being editorial manager of the schools paper and I'm in the one math class I need to graduate. I hate math I've never been good at it. So while I'm feeling discouraged about that I'm dealing with new problems being one of the top dogs in the office. I work...
    Girlfromplanetearth Girlfromplanetearth 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I have literally never liked school

    since I began Kindergarten 17 years ago. I remained invisible all throughout school never making any real friends. I graduated high school and went to a community college. There I switched from major to major and eventually took a semester off. During that time off I volunteered...
    Jenna22Rams Jenna22Rams 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I hate it here. It's a fine school.

    The people here are generally nice. There are opportunities for networking and making connections and finding internships and all that jazz. The professors are generally caring and invested in teaching. Everyone here tries to ensure that you succeed. It is just 3 hours away from...
    wholesum wholesum 18-21, F Dec 5, 2013

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    Do you see this child in the picture?

    Doesn't he look calm, relax, peaceful, like there's no care in the world to worry for? This is what I WISH I could feel during this college semester.There are a lot of things wrong this semester. I had New Resolutions this year; I was going to work on my attitude and my weight...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 8

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    Hardly those days went on with any subjects

    despite an excellent faculty! What a shame, most of those times went on curfews, reservations for the goons, national commissions and citizen commotions. Days went by erratic and its a boys college throughout. Its quite very symbolic to gain momentum in studies, go for merit...
    elitevenkat elitevenkat 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    It Not The Same Any More

    All my best friend either failed or left or had babies and left too ... I'm stuck with nerds mostly ... they just set for hours working on the projects ... the ironic thing is that I take a lot of breaks and finish my work before all of them 😂😂😂😂 ... I wish that I...
    noora17sage noora17sage 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    College Has Mind Scarred Me.

    First, let me clarify. All throughout high-school I was a very introverted being. I had myself a group of friends that I did like, however, I never associated with them outside of school, and they never cared to talk to me either. Though I had groups to hang out with I always...
    Elkykinz Elkykinz 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Read and follow my politics blog

    that I am setting up to help students by simplifying what they need to know! Mainly British politics, but I want to aim to do lots of US (and others) frequently! studentpolitics.tumblr.com
    SilverQuaid SilverQuaid 16-17 Jul 10

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    The "Real" World

    Words cannot express how much I hate this term. The "real" world. What the crap does that even mean?! My teacher said this the first day of class, and I wanted to punch her in the face. This past Wednesday, I felt like I had the longest day of my life. I left my house...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82 26-30 2 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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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 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Long, boring story. When I graduated from high

    school I wanted to join the army, but knew I would never make it because I'm not tough enough, and didn't want to be forced to spend eight years there or however long you have to spend there. I heard of some people saying they only spent a year there, but the recruiter said you...
    EN89 EN89 22-25, F Jan 7

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    I hate college

    Hello, I'm a first time freshman in a 4 year university , well I never had in plan to come to this university but I came here since, it was the cheapest one.But now that I'm here I don't like it at all because since, I got here I haven't manage to do go in school.I mean I had...
    Fearsucks123 Fearsucks123 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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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 16 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    Got a D in a class (meaning I got no credits

    for all my work) from a 'professor' who on the first day of school admitted she will grade you based on If she likes you or not. I would have a bad attitude in that class because I was upset about not being able to write the way I wanted to, (which what makes the art of writing...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    So I just sat down in child psychology at

    approximately 5:50 which I will be in this hell hole until 8:50... Usually he never keeps us in that late but surprise surprise it's finals week! 😒👍
    KaylaStackhouse KaylaStackhouse 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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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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    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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    ironically enough, my hatred towards college is

    what drives me to work harder. It feels really good knowing I'll be 21 and completely done with school because I chose to give up my free time and take on extra classes and go to school when most of my friends chose to laze around during summer/winter. I just want to be done...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm in my last semester of university,

    taking ONE class that's required of me before graduation. My professor for this is HORRID and I can't imagine another two months. She yelled at me today as if I was her child because I was stapling something while someone was talking. Blah... usually I couldn't care less about...
    ktbakes ktbakes 22-25, F Mar 3

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    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

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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 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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    Not worth the emotional breakdowns.

    Not worth the depression. Not worth the terrible food poisoning. Not worth struggling through sickness and a medical disorder to only get an average final grade. Not worth the financial strain. Not worth a degree that doesn't guarantee me a job but only makes my chances a little...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    The thought of attending college today makes me

    sick to my stomach. I try my hardest all the time and also try my hardest to fit in. The teachers hate me because I'm not what people call 'normal' and it sickens me to think that on the 11th of March there is a parents evening even though I am 18... So much for...
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I really hate college right

    now I've been deviled from all of my university choices and now have given up and totally lost motivation :(
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    I am currently halfway through my second

    semester of my freshman year of college. And I absolutely hate it. Everyone says that college is the best time of your life, but mine has been no fun at all. I live in a quad with three other guys. None of which clean up after themselves, and only one of which I actually like...
    HeyImLogan HeyImLogan 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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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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    Two weeks ago, I paid

    for two college courses for around $2,400. Then, by the and of last week, I get a notice saying that my money was returned to me because I hadn't paid enough money, even though my online Account Summary said I had nothing more to pay for. I was told that I had actually paid a...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Jan 13

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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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    ..... Sigh Full

    M first statement will be I dont hate college.... BUT as I woke up to sign up for my classes I see that every class that I need was full, ALL of them were FULL. The bad part is, its still closed registration. They have category A-F since I'm D I got to sign up yesturday. I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    "Education" in general.

    I put eduction in quotes because school isn't education. All it's doing is training us to think the same. Telling you this is the mark u have to reach and if you don't reach it you aren't good enough.. That's like having a monkey, elephant, turtle and horse in a class room...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 24, 2013

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    *Enter Mel Gibson rant mode* I started college

    in August of 2012. I never really liked school to begin with but I am really starting to hate college. First off, I want to go into film making (particularly screenwriting) and the school I am at now lied to me and said they had great film classes/writing classes there and after...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Don't like it. Don't like my major.

    I have no motivation to be here other than I have to cuz I need a job.. I'm such a positive person lol k I'm done.
    trrrrrrouble trrrrrrouble 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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...
    AspergersandMe AspergersandMe 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Four Things That Are Cheaper Than Class, But Way More Useful

    One day in class, when I was sitting there rolling my eyes at my professor's incredible inability to "teach" me anything, I started thinking of several things that cost way less than my class, but are way more useful. Here's what I came up with. Cost of Class: $700...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82 26-30 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    I'm driving myself mad,

    I'm going back to college tomorrow after two months off for Christmas break and I'm dreading it. I live 2 hours away but I get extremely homesick. And it's not an option for me to go home whenever I want because it's too much hassle. I just can't stop thinking. Thinking about...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    So im starting college

    and no one would help me with getting supplies to start. I have 6 days before school and already feel dumb
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, M Mar 11

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