Before you said that, I had a feeling that you wanted a Hollywood style university experience. Maybe those exist, I don't know. I equate it to a woman desiring a Hollywood romance.
I think you've gotten some good advice and I'll just expand on it by saying that more people will give you more opportunities to make friends and have fun. However, if you don't have the skill set to do that in a small pond, how can you expect yourself to be able to pull it off in a larger setting?
These have all been said, but I agree with them....
- Join clubs/organizations
- Involve yourself in class/study groups
- Make conversations with your fellow students
From my own experience, it's actually easier to meet people in smaller classes than large lectures. You get to know the others in the room and talk to them.
Now, the following that you wrote hardly demonstrates that you're up to the challenge of fitting in to a social setting. You're arguing a bit, being condescending, etc. Not exactly the marks of a charm school graduate. If I were to make a bigger suggestion to you, I'd evaluate my own approach to making friends/having a social life.
I do not think you read my statement
1. applications have been sent in
2. decisions have been made
3. things have been packed
4. plans have been made
5. I am getting out of this dump
you can make friends with older students, whatever, that isn't me, I want my age group of kids and honestly, I am just not ready to "grow up"
to me, fun in life is experiencing the moment of getting drunk, wasted, sleeping with a random girl, and seeing crazy stuff happening at a party with kids your age
I never experienced that and I want to. So screw the creativity, I am leaving, and graduate school?
LOL, dude, I have had to do internships and work with grad students, you don't have time to really live life as a graduate student at all. You are too busy doing other things to even consider anything other than schoolwork.
Regardless, thanks for your advice and I am glad things worked out for you as they did.