From as early as middle school, students are told the only way they will ever get a well-paying job is by earning good grades, being accepted into college, and getting a degree. Statistically, this is true: college graduates earn much more money in a lifetime than high school graduates. However, it has become a common occurrence to graduate from college and have trouble finding a job. And with studying, completing assignments, doing projects, writing and essay editing, how does one find any free time?
So why go to college at all? College does have its benefits, and college days can bring about great experiences, yet there are still quite a few reasons to hate college.
1. The Cost
Higher education is becoming increasingly expensive, and the better quality and education, the more expensive it will be. In our society, quality education is a privilege given only to those who can afford it. And what if you can’t afford it?
2. The Catch-22
Sure, you can apply for grants and scholarships to pay for your education, but if you need extra help paying for tuition, chances are you will have to take out student loans. After you’ve graduated, you will need to pay for the loans plus interest. How is this possible when you can’t find employment?
3. The Lack of Free Time
It’s typical to hear a college student complain about the amount of homework and/or they’re required to do, and rightly so. It’s expected for a student to spend two to three hours a week studying per credit hour they earn. Where in this equation could you possibly fit sleep, a social life and a job?
4. The Assignments
Professors typically expect a lot from their students, with good reason. However, many professors fail to take into account the amount of work other professors give to their students. What happens if you’re stuck with professors that ask you put in far too much effort? You’ll probably end up limiting your sleep, free time and work time to make more time for reading, writing, peer essay editing, and so on.
5. Missing Out on All the Fun
If you’re serious about your education and want to put your all into your classes, then you probably won’t be having much fun. College days are meant to be spent partying and having fun, but to truly succeed you will be stuck with no time to experience college life the way it’s meant to be experienced.
About the Author – Len Wine is writing a book on his life at college.