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I Hate College

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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 97 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    I guess I just need a place to write this down

    because nobody else I talk to seems to have this problem. First off, the school is pretty nice. I never really connected 100% with any college I visited/looked into but the college I ended up attending was basically my first choice. I might have been harboring a tiny bit of...
    Anonymous0730 Anonymous0730 18-21 3 Responses Aug 16

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    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 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    College life in movies is

    so inaccurate and different from what it really is. When I was younger and watched movies with college kids, they were finding true love, partying all night, and everyone looked like models. Reality: I'm in college, I have 2 close friends, I look like my high school self with...
    Moonlight0runner Moonlight0runner 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I knew that my college was a bad fit the day my

    parents moved me in freshman year when I and my dad both cried. I chose, after a considerable amount of pressure from my mom, to attend her alma mater. I was told that it's a good school, that it's only an hour from home so I can come back whenever I like, that it's small so I...
    michaelame michaelame 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    I was embarrass today.

    As a student worker if I call for assistance then someone should assist me... not engage in a lengthy conversation with the students I report about how much of a liar u think I am. I wouldn't walk down a flight of stairs to report a lie. it's exam time I don't have the energy...
    undeniablyMe undeniablyMe 22-25, F Apr 22

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    I have seen in the movies

    when a guy goes for the first time and he's all bullied and **** :3 Why are certain white guys always so skinny and weird looking?? Why not be nice lean and strong! Make a freaking impression of yourself and not be so skinny minny :3 weird part is chicks like such skinny people...
    Aku7879 Aku7879 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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, 2014

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    Ok so I am at university.

    It is the Australian equivalent of college. I agree with all of you. I am 23 and did work for a few years across a few different jobs first so not one of those oh god what was I expecting situations but I hate the people. I recently moved onto campus after a couple of share...
    tstyles tstyles 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm a college sophomore

    and I absolutely hate it here. i like the course I've taken but i do not get along with anyone here. I loved high school. I had friends who were on my same wavelength and we got along really well. I never expected to be in a place where i can't find people who i feel comfortable...
    stacym123 stacym123 18-21, F Jul 22

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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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    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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    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 12 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Hey guys! I'm a senior this year in high school

    and I just wondered on your opinions on college. I'm still undecided if I actually want to go to college. It seems like everyone around me is pressuring me which is really turning me off on that whole idea instead of encouraging me.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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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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    Moonlight0runner Moonlight0runner 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I have a panic disorder

    so when my class ended upsetting our teacher, I ended up feeling unsettled. So much, I'm sweating all over. I can't believe something so small could set me off. But really my class is filled with brats. I'm like the oldest. Not that age defines maturity. I can definitely feel...
    Sorasinger Sorasinger 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    Just started a couple weeks ago

    and I miss high school dayzz. Already hate writing essays.
    LadyTxxx LadyTxxx 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 honestly don't know what's wrong with me.

    I can't sleep at nights, I am dead tired with painful headaches while attending classes in the morning/afternoon, I can't concentrate or study anymore, and I've lost all of my motivation and positive thoughts. My emotions and life are a total rollercoaster, nothing is stable for...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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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 151 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    That moment when you realize you have a quiz

    over a book you haven't read yet... My english professor thought that it was a fantastic idea to make us all purchase a copy of this one book (fortunately I found the online EBook and downloaded it for free) and give us quizzes over it. We started the book (or were supposed to...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    College is Bullshit,

    so much stress for practically nothing man I hate college so ******* much!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I hate it just as I hate secondary school.

    I don't look forward to classes everyday. I'm just so tired, but still i manage to go for classes. I'm just there for a future although sometimes I feel like there isn't one.
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F Jul 26

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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 5 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M Aug 18

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

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    quit college and start living

    and having adventures.
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Mar 21

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    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

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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 7 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    Why do the "intelligent" shun

    and ridicule those who struggle to make it in college?
    ameera20 ameera20 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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 26-30, F Jul 3, 2014

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    I know I already wrote a story

    for this experience but whatever, I feel like writing another one. I'm supposed to walk on Friday and this is a day I've been dreading for the past four years. My parents are thrilled and they keep forcing me to be thrilled too. I keep telling them that the way college is, a...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 22-25, F Apr 26

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    It would be just ******* grand to have a clear,

    simple list of things to accomplish for an assignment or test or something. Sadly, my professors just ramble on and on about things that sometimes are and sometimes are not relevant to what I need to know. The cycle: go to class, accidentally loose attention, get confused, stay...
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 4 Responses May 4

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    apparently I have a math quiz today.

    .. crap, good thing I studied.... did not know I had a quiz. I guess it would have helped if I looked at my notes... awesome.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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