Weighing The Decisions Of Going To College Ain't Easy
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Weighing The Decisions Of Going To College Ain't Easy

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Weighing The Decisions Of Going To College Ain't Easy
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Going away to college is a very nerve-racking experience for most. Like all situations, there are pros and cons. Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about why choosing to go away to school is a good decision; but, at the same time, not a great decision.

The three pros of going to college:

1. You get to meet new people.

When you go away to college, you probably won't know anyone, so it is a great time to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Who knows, maybe some of the people you meet will end up being your life long friends. As many people say, "College friends last a lifetime.".

2. There aren't any parents.

This is probably the most obvious pro. Yes, no parents. Going away to school allows you to have more freedom. Although you may have more freedom, that isn't an excuse to do stupid stuff, such as not clean your room and chose to party instead of study. You are still technically an adult, so don't forget to act like one!

3. You get a fresh start.

Going away to school allows you to basically start over. You get to leave all the drama behind in high school and from your hometown, and reinvent yourself. Depending on where you go to school, you could explore the city and try new things.

The three cons of going to college:

1. You will miss your home.

From missing your friends, family, and pets to missing life in general, life at home will continue even if you aren't there. Personally, basically all my friends decided to stay home for college and it is pretty upsetting when you are away. They all get to see each other almost everyday, while you only get to see them every couple months.

2. College isn't cheap.

Going away to school is very expensive, so staying at home and going to community college is the way to go if you are trying to save money. I know many people that had no choice but to stay home for school, because going to a big university is expensive. You're not the only one.

3. College can feel like high school.

If you decide to go to a big university that is near your hometown, you are bound to run into people from high school. So many people end up going to the same college which makes it difficult to "get out of high school".

Overall, there are pros and cons to going away to school. Just chose what is best for you, and don't listen to anyone else's opinion. At the end of the day ,it is your life and you should do whatever is going to make you happy. That is just the truth.

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