10 Benefits Of Going To College In Your Hometown
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10 Benefits Of Going To College In Your Hometown

"Your college is the same distance from your house as your high school was? How unfortunate..."

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10 Benefits Of Going To College In Your Hometown
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any people don't like the idea of going to college in the same place they grew up in. They want to break free and get away from their parents and their pre-college life. They want a new beginning. They want to be independent, spread their wings and fly. From experience, I can tell you firsthand that going to college in your hometown is not a bad thing at all! In fact, I thoroughly enjoy it.

I lived on campus my first year of college, but because my house is literally the same distance from the college as my high school was, I am deciding to move home to save money!

1) You are a hop, skip, and a jump from your home if you need anything.

I often ran out of medicine, lotion, shampoo, and other items. Instead of going to the store, my parents didn't mind if I borrowed from them.


2) You don't have to do your laundry at school.

I know some students who also lived in Huntingdon and went to Juniata would take their laundry home for their parents to do. For me, it was a lot less hectic to do laundry at home than to do it with the other 100 kids living in the dorm. Also, it saved me from losing clothing or having it stolen!

3) No long drives home on breaks.

I don't know about you, but come fall, winter and spring break, I was so exhausted, and I needed a break from life. I couldn't imagine having hours to drive home or having to catch a train or a plane!


4) If any family catastrophes happen, you are close by.

Thankfully, this hasn't been the case yet, but I am so fortunate to be home in case anything drastic does happen.


5) Your mom is going to want to bring you real food to your dorm.

I can't tell you how many times my mom would show up with a bowl of fresh fruit. I was so thankful to be so close in those moments.


6) You can help others around town and make friends that way.

I always had people asking me questions about Huntingdon, and I was glad to answer. It helped me be more social and not as shy.


7) All of your friends come home, and you are already home.

I lived for the weekends I knew my best friends from high school would be around. All week I would count down the days until I got to see them. They say you make your best friends in college, but for me, nothing will come close to the relationships I formed in pre-college years.



8) You can't get lost.

You know this place like the back of your hand. You don't have that awkward month to adjust to the new place you live. No matter how small the town is, there will be kids that aren't local who get lost.


9) You will probably know the staff or know of the staff.

Living in a small town, I had already heard of most of the professors I had before, knew them or knew their kids. It was great to already have a familiarity with my professors.


10) You will appreciate where you come from even more.

I fell in love with my hometown even more since college. I appreciate the true beauty of my hometown and the people in it. I love the comforting feel. I love everything about it.


Going to college in your hometown is not a bad thing. Especially if you live in a place like little ole Huntingdon.

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