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AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

So I’m attending a large, public university.

It’s a good school: people are friendly, inclusive, diverse and there’s a lot of resources, but it’s not what I imagined. Like I said, it’s huge, and the area is just…blah. It’s not the pretty, peaceful college I wanted.

I’m really jealous of one of my friends. She’s attending an amazing, all women’s college set in a beautiful state with really good academics. She’s also on full scholarship so she doesn’t have to worry about working meaningless jobs to pay rent. It’s literally everything I’ve always wanted.

The thing is, I feel like I could have gone somewhere similar and gotten more financial aid if I hadn’t been struggling with such severe depression and trying to get over my crazy dysfunctional family and such an extreme religious upbringing.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m really happy I applied to the university I’m at now–throughout the process I’ve grown a ton, come out of my shell and am way more confident and comfortable with who I am.

I’m happy at my university, I just can’t help but think I’d be even happier somewhere else.

July 27, 2016 at 19:51
Cinnaronda

Cinnaronda

Haven’t been to college yet but I can kind of relate.
In a few more days I’m moving to a different state and the school I’ll be attending doesn’t have me so excited. I was told I’d be going to one school and then they totally changed on me and said I was going to a different school. I looked up the rating of the school and it was worse than the one they had first gave me. Their proficiency rates are terrible.

But maybe there will be something good there that the others schools/colleges don’t have. I think there will at least be some light to having our current schools over the one we would’ve rather preferred.

July 27, 2016 at 22:45
Wolfsmaedchen

Wolfsmaedchen

@Cinnaronda

I’m pretty sure that if you work hard and are really motivated, it will all be okay. At my university, I see so many students that don’t show up for classes, party all the time and don’t take it serious… I would say that the best ratings and the best reputation are useless if you aren’t able to develop the right method and attitude towards studying. Because that will be very useful for your career later on – while the other people may get a job at first, but then they don’t know what to do, how to keep concentrated and to be determined… they are going to struggle when they only rely on their college ratings 🙂

July 28, 2016 at 03:51
Cinnaronda

Cinnaronda

@WolfsmaedchenThank you! I was told it was because of the students there who didn’t care about education but I just wasn’t sure. I guess you really can bring the horse to the water but you can’t make him drink. XD

July 28, 2016 at 07:47
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Cinnaronda~Thanks, I’m sure you’re right. And considering that millions of girls don’t have access to school, we’re fortunate to be able to be able to get an education at all

July 28, 2016 at 18:31
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