Originally Posted by auto90403
Since I'd gone to prep school, college was like getting out of prison.
My college is old and prestigious and attracts students from seemingly everywhere. During freshman orientation, I met so many amazing people I thought I was admitted by mistake.
A few days later, by the time classes began, I realized I was surrounded by some of the biggest fakers and phoneys and dipshits on the planet. I wondered how in hell did they manage to scam the admissions office into accepting them.
Reading through this thread, this is how I'm feeling about university so far.
Pretty interesting to hear the university experiences of guys on this forum. I've only heard experiences from my dad's friends who went to school 20-30+ years ago, and from my recently-graduated cousin who is a complete sheep anyways.
Right now, I'm about three months into college and I'm having mixed reactions. I go to Xavier, if that accounts for anything. I realize it's going to be a bit different than state schools. I also realize that three months in is hardly a time to judge, just wanted to give a little update on my experience thus far.
Academically, I'm doing pretty well, and I really like it here. I'm studying, not cramming, and I'm getting all my shit done. I've been told all my life that my gen-ed classes would be taught by barely-articulate TA's, and my professors would drop in every Friday to brag about their research. Not so. So far, I really respect most of my professors. They seem to genuinely give a shit. Maybe they're just fakers, but they're good fakers then.
Socially, things are a little disheartening. I can't believe how many idiots and fakes I'm meeting. The guys come off as being casual and cool, but when you talk to them for more than five minutes it seems like all they're interested in is how many dicks are drawn on their forehead when they wake up on a Saturday morning after a night of blackout raging. The girls here seem a lot more intelligent, mature, and fun than in high school, but I still don't understand why the guy that sleeps all day and doesn't do much of anything is more appealing than normal guys. Maybe I'm the naive little college student, who knows.
Of course, I'm meeting great people here, and I am generalizing way too much, but you get the point.
Three months in is a bit early to judge college. I've had some fun times, some shitty times, and some incredibly blah times.