5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before College
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before College

From the professors to the down time.

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before College
Google Images

I am one of those people who likes to have everything planned out and know what's what going to happen before it happens. If you're anything like me, then what you just read makes sense. I had always heard things about college while I was in high school but I never really understood them.

I'm only a sophomore in college so I don't know everything there is to know about college, yet. So, I wrote this article to future college students and current college students about the things I wish I had known before entering college.

1. You can be who you want to be and you will still be accepted.

Seriously, you can be crazy, quiet, loud, obnoxious, etc. Going into college I was hesitant about what people would think about me (yeah I know, I shouldn't) but I did. I worried that if I talked to someone, they wouldn't talk back or if I was loud or just quiet, that I wouldn't get accepted.

Little did I know, that was far from the truth. There will be people so similar to you that it's scary and some that are completely different but will still accept you. I promise you will be accepted at whatever college you attend.

2. Making friends is soooooo easy.

Yet again, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to make friends or have friendships that stuck since I didn't live on campus. Living on campus allows you to make friends quickly and since I didn't, I was afraid I wouldn't have any.

Let me tell you, I made friends on the first day of my freshman year that I am still friends with today. Just talking to the person beside you can lead to a lifelong friendship. So whether you live on campus or not, making friends is so easy.

3. College isn't as bad as it seems.

All I heard throughout high school was about college and how hard it was and how crazy the professors are. Granted, the work load is crazy and the material can be VERY hard but it's nothing you can't do.

Yes, there are some crazy professors that seem like they live on another planet but it will be just fine. College will only be bad if you make it bad. These will be some of the best days of your life!

4. Community is so important.

Having a group of people that you can go to for anything will be so beneficial in college. Whether it's people in your class or someone from a different major, having someone to go to for advice or help on homework or for prayer is the best. Especially if you live on campus and being away from home, having people who are in the same boat as you is very helpful.

5. Down time is the best time.

Before I got to college, I just thought I wouldn't have time to do anything or go anywhere. Although that may be exaggerating a tiny bit, I realized that when I got some down time, to savor it. To savor the moments that I could just sit down and breathe or take a small nap because let me tell you, college is time-consuming. So, if you have the time to take a nap, take one friend.

Now, there are many more things that I wish I had known before college but these are my top 5. If you have any, I'd love to hear them!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.


Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments