8. College is All about Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

One of the biggest misconceptions about college life is that everyone drinks, does drugs, and only cares about partying. Entering my freshman year, I was fooled by that misconception and focused more on going out than hitting the books. My GPA ended up paying for that mistake. Even if the nightlife is a big part of your college experience, it shouldn’t overrule your priorities. And you will soon learn that not everyone drinks, not everyone does drugs, and not everyone is preoccupied with partying all the time.

If those things are not what you want in your college experience, find a social scene that fits your needs.

One of the biggest things to remember when entering college is that you are there for an education. Sure, the social scene and joining clubs are a big part of the college experience, but they should never be your priority. There are tons of misconceptions about what college life is actually like and the only way to 100% prove those misconceptions is to get out there and live the college experience for yourself. What are some common misconceptions about college life that you have? Did you disprove any misconceptions about college life when you got into college? What do you think is the most important part of the college experience?

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