My top 8 Dislikes About College
Start writing a post

My top 8 Dislikes About College

Sometimes we need to look at the negatives rather than the positives to get a change of perspective.

My top 8 Dislikes About College

College is meant to be a time where you expect to enjoy every aspect of your "dream college experience", but what if that is not the case for every college student?

It's totally normal to dislike certain things you have to do or put up with while you are in college. I know I do.

Don't get me wrong, I love my campus and I'm thankful I get to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but sometimes college becomes too hectic where I start to believe I don't belong in college.

People tend to focus on how much fun and excitement college brings. Although that is true and something bound to happen, there are many other different cards college brings to the table that you may not enjoy.

1. Feeling Alone

College opens up the opportunity to meet different people, make new friends, and figure out who you want to be, but if you have a hard time getting adjusted, there's a lot of alone time you face. Even if you're used to being alone and deal with things by yourself, you will get lonely in college if you don't get involved in something.

2. Paying For Textbooks

The bills roll out of your wallet as soon as you look up a price of a single textbook. If you expect me to buy a brand new textbook for $300, think again. Look for those used textbook deals, but even then they're expensive. It's even worse when your professor decides they have no need for textbook use.

3. Messy Sleeping Schedule

Getting any sleep is a blessing, especially if you have a hectic schedule that determines if or when you can sleep. Even a 10 minute "nap" may be all you get in a day. What's sleep when you need to focus on that 10 page essay you were supposed to start two weeks ago?

4. Balancing Work, School, and Personal Life

This one's always tough. Life will always get in the way of work or assignments no matter how much you try not to let it. Work schedules may cause you to rip your hair out especially if you have a class right after your shift ends. The exhaustion never ends.

5. Sharing a Bathroom

The toilet paper is always the first to disappear. You could have sworn you bought a whole pack the other day. When there's multiple people living with you, your privacy is no longer a given thing.

6. More Responsibility

Maybe people enjoy being able to take care of everything by themselves, but sometimes that gets too complicated. You'll always need someone, at least a parent or a friend to get you on the right track when you end up spiraling down a dark hole that you may not notice you're doing.

7. Stressful Workload

A quiz and a test in the same class in the same week is stressful enough, but having to complete two quizzes, a test, an essay, and a project in a span of a week or a week and a half is an overload of material. It's hard to balance and keep track of everything that needs to be done.

8. Picking Out a Major for the Future

Many people go into University undeclared and that may cause panic when choosing classes. No one wants to waste money on a class that will not help towards their degree. It's even worse when you know what you want to major in, but change your mind halfway through your college experience. Trying to figure out what you want to do is stressful especially since it basically defines your future.

Even if you don't necessarily enjoy everything college has to offer, stick with it and get that degree you're working so hard to get!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Ask Your BFF These 20 Questions To See If They Know You As Well As You THINK That They Do

My best friend has been in my life since we were 3 years old, now that we are adults now, I'd like to ask her these questions to see how well she knows me.

Keep Reading... Show less

Alone At The Met

I survive a day alone in NYC.

Wikimedia Commons

It was six in the evening. I was sitting in the courtyard of a Renaissance-era Italian villa, glancing around at the statues, most notably one of a boy removing a thorn from his foot. Despite the supposedly relaxing setting, I was incredibly anxious. My phone was at less than 5 percent battery, and once it died I would be completely disconnected from my family and peers, alone in one of the largest art museums in the country.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

College 101: How To Ease The Back To School Blues

Getting back into the school groove when you just can't seem to let go of summer.

Beyond The States

With fall classes just beginning, many of us find ourselves struck with summer withdrawals. Especially for those who refrained from taking courses over the summer, it can be quite difficult to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately, there are various ways to help make the transition back to college as smooth as possible.

Keep Reading... Show less
Dating Apps

We Met At A Bar

Salvage what you can; if you can't, it's alright to walk away.

We Met At A Bar
Anne Waldon

We met at a bar.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Mets And Me

They may be the worst sometimes, but this baseball team has given me more than I could ask for.

Rich Schultz/Getty Images

On September 3rd, 2001, a sea of children littered my home's navy-carpeted den to watch baseball during my dad's 40th birthday extravaganza. A baseball game flickered on the TV, and a red and blue bubble of a scoreboard sat in the bottom right corner of the screen. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies were in a wild game at Veterans' Stadium. As I, a five-year-old boy with a jumble of curly blonde hair, sat in the back of the kid clump, I wondered which team I should root for. After a long debate with myself, I decided that I should root for the team that's winning (duh). But, as the ninth inning rolled around with the Phils maintaining a 7-5 lead, some magic occurred. The Mets put up five runs in one frame, stunning the Phillie fans in the room and winning the game 10-7.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments