13 Different Friends You Meet In College

13 Different Friends You Meet In College

College is the time to try new things and meet new friends.

College is a time to meet new friends, and the friends you make while away at school will be very different than the friends you had at home. Your home friends were your friends because of tradition, you'd known them for years, you did the same activities, so you were friends. In college, you make friends to literally help you survive. Every friend group has all of these different types of friends, and if you can't think of a friend in your group to fill the slot, you are that friend.

1. The kinda nerdy, super goal oriented, president's list friend

This is a friend you'll likely meet in one of your more advanced classes, and you're always going to be jealous of their work ethic. It's unlikely that you'll see them out on a weeknight (or a weekend, for that matter), but you'll probably see them giving a speech when you graduate because of all of their hard work.

2. The party pooper friend

This is the friend who bails on the plans every time. Actually, you're going to wonder why you still even bother to invite them out with the group anymore because they always find a reason not to go.

3. The slacker friend

This is the friend who skates on the thin line between having a C-average and academic probation, they either party way too much or watch way too much Netflix.

4. The friend with the unfairly high metabolism

This is a friend you'll never run into in the recreation center, but you'll definitely always see in the dining hall pigging out. This friend will maintain a size 2 figure while eating enough food for four people multiple times a day, and you'll probably secretly pray it all catches up to her some day.

5. The friend who can party 24/7 and maintain a 3.5

How do they do it? It's so hard to keep up your grades even when you don't go out every night and reserve your fun time for the weekends.

6. The stressed out all the time friend

This friend lives every week like it's finals week. I get it, college is stressful, but you don't need to drink seven energy drinks because of one quiz on a Wednesday. Be prepared to get stressed out over nothing every time you talk to this friend, because all of their worrying will rub off on you.

7. The sorta-friend

This is a friend you see around, but don't really hang out with. You might grab a bite to eat together every once in a while or hit the library for a study session, but they probably don't know too much about you and vice versa.

8. The obsessed-with-her-boyfriend friend

She will never, ever want to hang out with you if her boyfriend is available too. Be prepared to be the second choice all of the time and third wheel whenever he ends up eating with the two of you.

9. The well-dressed friend

This friend will bring her entire, zillion-dollar wardrobe from home and constantly look nice while going to class. Pro tip: sweatpants are just as rewarding and take less than half of the effort of looking decent.

10. The out of place friend

This friend is one that never really fits in with the crowd, and probably has multiple friend groups because they don't really fit in anywhere. Really nice, always available.

11. The lazy slug friend

This friend brushes her hair maybe three times a week and it's obvious. When she does decide to get out of bed for class, it's because there's a test that she can't reschedule and she can't risk failing it.

12. The homebody friend

This friend is one you will never see on the weekends, because they will be home hanging out with their parents. No shame, but isn't that what breaks are for? What was the point of even going away to college?

13. The embarrassment

Beware, because every time you go out with this friend, you'll end up embarrassed and probably covered in some kind of bodily fluid. This friend has no self control and loves to make a fool out of themselves. On the bright side, they'll make for some really hilarious Snapchat stories, and you'll never have to worry about embarrassing yourself.

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Shoutout To My Parents For Giving Me My Best Friend In The Form Of A Younger Brother

He's not as bad as I first anticipated.


This is a story about my best friend.

I was lucky enough to have a built-in bestie from the day he came home with my parents and I immediately questioned who they stole the "creature" from.

My brother's name is Andrew and he and I have always had a catty but close relationship, which has developed into something I wouldn't trade for the world.

When we were younger we were the most jocular kids you could find and spent our days running around with our school friends shooting each other with nerf guns, hiding in every corner to leap out and give the other a heart attack.

We would hang out for hours until someone antagonized the other (Andrew was always the trouble maker) and yelled for our mom to intervene, or took out our ager by practicing our yellow belt karate skills on each other until our fake punches got to be too much and we would die laughing.

I never realized how special my relationship with my brother was until I heard how my friends talked out their siblings. My friends would endlessly complain about how much they hated their brother or sister and wished they were never born; and me, being who I am, would be shocked that they used the h-word, and tell them that they must still love them which they would relentlessly deny.

Seeing these failing relationships taught me to cherish what my brother and I have, and that is honestly the most important responsibility, and gift, I could've ever been given.

Looking back, the best childhood memories I have include him, and I wouldn't have it any other way. From founding the science club (his closet that we would do experiments in, and give our friends golf balls with their name on it as a key), to sledding down a three-foot hill in our neighbor's backyard for hours, to surfing and boogie boarding until we turned to prunes, to the endless games of HORSE we played (I don't understand how I'm still terrible at basketball), he's been with me.

Since then, our relationship has blossomed into much more than snow wrestling and movie binging; now as an adult, coming home from college is the most stress relieving and exciting time, because I know I get to hang out with my brother and talk about the most obscure things until he makes me get out of his room (because teenage angst, you know!!).

Thankfully, the required familial love has turned into a never-ending love for my best friend and little brother, and I can't wait to keep growing up side by side and to see what the world has in store for us.


ANDDDD HE'S 17 (as of the 15th)https://www.instagram.com/rebecca_miller38/

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