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The 10 Signs You're Quickly Getting Over The College Life

ByJames Teague
The college years might always and forever be the best time of your life. Finally living on your own, embracing the independence without conforming to any rules, which your parents might enforce while you’re home under their roof. College is a time…

The Post Grad Dilemma: Adjusting To Life After College

ByAshley Fern
The world after college can be a scary and awkward place. You leave college thinking you are an adult ready to start the career you’ve spent years preparing for. Honestly, this could not be further from the truth. You think freshman year was…

The Major Life Differences Between College And The Real World

ByJames Teague
It has been almost four months since I graduated from college and started my quest in the “real world.” So far, it's really not so bad. I'm working in my parents' State Farm Insurance office for the time being, while also balancing freelance…

How College Establishes The Blueprint For The Rest Of Your Life

ByMichela Parisi
If your freshman year of college was anything like mine, you were overwhelmed by going through this significant transition at a very young age. During the first week of school, I remember laying in my twin-xl bed at my out-of-state college with the…

5 Reasons Why College Is The Happiest And Saddest Time Of Your Life

ByAnnette Szproch
From the day we are born, college is a thought; parents set up funds before their children are even born while the rest of the family is excited to push a new member of the family to go to their alma maters. We are all expected to attend college to…

6 Ways To Find The Love Of Your Life When You're In College

ByShelly Greenstein
We all know how hard it is to find that one special person to settle down with in life. You work your ass off every day to look good, to be funny in the hopes someone will think you're "worthy" enough to date. It's hard enough as it is to date in…

College Won't Be The Best 4 Years Of Your Life, And That's Perfectly Fine

ByEmily Joseph
As graduation approached last year, I was filled with incredible anxiety and pressure. Ironically, none of it was the result of final exams, but that's a different subject. I was on the brink of a significant milestone (particularly in American…

#NoRegrets: How To Make Your Four Years Of College The Best Of Your Life

ByAadya Dube
Ever seen “Good Will Hunting,” “Euro Trip” or “Van Wilder” and wondered what happened to the college life that was supposed to be? All the fun, craziness and drama that these college flicks portray seems like such a sham. Trust me; I am in a law…

Zack And Cody From 'The Suite Life' Graduated College And We Feel Old

ByAdam Pliskin
The eponymous kids from Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" aren't kids anymore. Cole and Dylan Sprouse are all grown up and just graduated from college. The twins received their diplomas yesterday while clad in purple robes for their…

10 Years Later, 10 Life Lessons We Learned From Kanye West's 'The College Dropout'

ByJames Teague
On February 10, 2004, the hip hop community was in for a very unexpected change. A 27-year-old rapper/producer from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois by the name Kanye West had released his debut album, The College Dropout. The album showcased…

After College Comes Life: Why Your 4 Years At School Won't Be The Best

ByShannon Zuber
Last week was one of those weeks: tests upon tests, a bad experience with a boy and the seemingly-endless sickness that all college students know far too well. On the verge of a meltdown, I called my best friend. As I recounted my stress and…

Why The 'Best Years' Of Your Life Actually Don't Exist

ByColleen George
I remember around high school graduation when people casually mentioned that my college years would be the “best years of my life.” Scribbled beneath Hallmark wishes of “Congratulations!” and “You did it!” on my grad cards were handwritten cursive…

For A More Fulfilling Life In College, You Need To Break Up With These 7 Things

ByRachel Chapman
College is more than late-night study sessions, showing your school spirit at games, and figuring out the perfect major. It really is an experience, and most importantly, the transitional period when you're testing the waters of being an adult, but…

7 Most Haunted Colleges In The U.S. That'll Make You Reconsider Dorm Life

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Believe it or not, I very briefly lived in a 19th-century-manor-turned-dorm-room at Bard College that was said to be haunted. It was beautiful, but also creepy AF — the kind of place that was a little too dark, and could have easily served as the…

5 Reasons That College Is The Best Time Of Your Life To Be Single & Dating

ByElana Rubin
There's no one-size-fits-all experience when it comes to dating in college. It's the perfect time in your life to explore, experiment, grow, and figure out exactly who you are — and that can happen regardless of whether you're single, dating…

Life After College: 9 Reasons To Join A Club Outside Of The Office

ByCaroline Nelson
In college, I was part of a few different clubs. The social benefits were great, but I also gained professional experience and learned to work as a team. As I was graduating from college, I had a sobering feeling these would be the last clubs I…

10 Ways Your Life Changes When Your Sister Goes Away To College

ByRachel Chapman
If you're the little sis in the family, you've most likely experienced your big sister move out of the nest first. It's definitely weird transitioning from having your sister around all the time, to becoming the only child left. Even if she's only…

Why Junior Year Of College Is The Ultimate 'What If?' Time Of Life

ByAmanda Mehall
Looking back on the last two years in my career as a student, I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve pushed myself and how much I changed for the better. Coming in as a freshman, I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I was ahead of the game, and I…

5 Things College Taught Me That Totally Changed My Outlook On Life

ByAriella Sharf
When you think about college, you think about the final school experience of your life. It's a continuation of your education, and once you graduate, into the real world you go. I used to associate college with textbooks, lecture halls, mounds of…

9 Reasons Why Going To College In The Midwest Will Be The Best Time Of Your Life

ByAaron Kaufman
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I was nervous about moving to the Midwest for college. For those of us born and bred on the East Coast, Middle America seemed like a foreign country. I worried about committing myself to spending a monotonous…

5 Ways Your Life Isn't Over Just Because College Is

ByMelissa Roberto
I remember two things about the day I graduated from college (or what I refer to as the worst day of my life). Firstly, my face was swollen. Senior week doesn’t do the body good. Second, there was a lump in my throat. That lump didn’t go away for a…

7 Underrated Things You'll Wish You Knew In College, Before Real Life Happens

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
College can definitely be given major props for providing us with some of the most amazing golden years of our lives. The bittersweet part of this nostalgic experience, though, is that it comes to an end, and little things will remind us of it…

6 Valuable Life Lessons I Wouldn't Have Learned Without College

ByMichele Eilertsen
With my impending graduation right around the corner, I feel obligated to share some of the valuable life lessons I have learned over the past couple of years. Your 20s are the years when you truly start to find out who you really are and what you…

4 Things You Can Do To Make Post-Grad Life Better Than College

ByMary Rebecca Harakas
The years between 18 and early 20s are full of milestones, and the two biggest ones are often referred to as “college” and your “first job.” Some people think that college is the best four years of your life, and when you’re in college, it does seem…

Why You Don't Need Greek Life To Have An Amazing College Experience

ByDan Scotti
College is -- and will always be -- whatever you make of it. That’s the essence of college; it’s the time when you can finally grab the reigns of your own life and apply a touch of your own creative direction. For many of us, it poses the first…

20 Luxuries That Disappear From Your Life When You Graduate From College

ByAlexandra Leigh
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to “enjoy it while I can” in college, I may be able to afford the Whole Foods trips and Soul Cycle classes in which I convince myself I’m not too broke to indulge. I took the advice from my elders to…

From College Girl To Working Woman: 4 Obvious Life Changes

ByMary Rebecca Harakas
I edited my résumé, drafted cover letters, interviewed and finally landed a position at my dream PR agency. I had the credentials, the extra-curricular activities and the grades to prove I would be a successful, valuable candidate for the office. I…

Rush Through It: 4 Ways Greek Life Shaped My College Experience

ByHannah Kwawu
I’ll be honest: I never thought I would join a sorority. My initial impression of Greek Life at a Southern school was that it was just a large organization of girls looking for an easy way to get boys and popularity. Having had primarily male…

The Life Lessons You Learn After You Graduate From College

ByBrendan Marshall
When I look back on the last twelve years of my life, they appear in thirds.  It’s a simple visual really, since the first four make up my high school years, next four are dedicated to college, and the most previous four years were spent gaining the…

24 Reasons Why Your College Friends Will Be Your Friends For Life

ByAshley Fern
The friends you make in college are completely different from any other friends you will make in your entire life. Unlike your high school friends, you actually chose these bonds based on common interests, not simply because you grew up with…

7 Ways Your Social Life Is Bound To Change After College Graduation

ByBradley Walker
I never thought I would become that guy. The guy who leaves a party at 11 pm because the new season of "House of Cards" was recently added to Netflix. The guy who requires at least eight hours of sleep to prepare for a big Saturday at IKEA. The guy…

10 Ways To Handle The College Roommate From Actual Hell

ByMarquaysa Battle
College life is about getting a great education, but let's be real: It's also about the overall experience. You'll be enjoying the social activities, cafeteria food (if you're lucky), and of course, dorm life. In fact, dorm life will be the biggest…

4 Ways A College Job Better Prepares You For Life After Graduation

ByAli Carey
The adjustment from college life to the working world is one of the hardest transitions out there. For some, the most difficult aspect of this transition is moving toward full financial independence. However, according to a recent study called "How…

Scared Of The 'Boring' Office Life After College? Good News! It's Changing.

ByJoseph Milord
In August, writer Jonathan Brill contributed an article to Forbes regarding the things people could do to raise their kids to become entrepreneurs, and the reason behind doing so was simple. Let's face it, the prospect of becoming a self-made mogul…

Teen Given Life In Jail For Plan To Carry Out Mass Murder At College

BySean Levinson
A UK teenager was sentenced to life in prison for planning an attack on his former college. The Guardian reports, a couple years ago, 19-year-old Liam Lyburd of Newcastle, England was expelled from Newcastle College due to bad behavior after taking…

7 Of The Best Decisions I Made In College That Changed My Whole Life, TBH

ByMarisa Casciano
College is a dream come true for so many of us. It's a fresh start, and gives you the chance to create your life from the second you step foot on campus. You'll get involved in all sorts of activities and clubs, and meet a bunch of new people. Once…

5 College-Dating Habits To Incorporate In Your Post-Grad Life

ByThe Ambrose Girls
When it comes to dating, we are smarter and wiser in our mid-20s than we were when we were in college. We are more mature, have a firmer grasp on who we are as individuals and we have goals for our futures. We are better partners and are able to…

How My College Teammates Turned Into My Family For Life

BySierra Vandervort
They say that college is the best four years of your life; it's where you’ll meet your maid of honor, your best man or your future cul-de-sac neighbors. Well, I don’t know who they are, but unless they’ve met my rugby teammates, they have no idea…

The Time Of Your Life: 23 Things You Will Most Definitely Go Through In Your 4 Years At College

ByLauren Ramesbottom
After the four (or five) years of high school and drinking booze stolen from your parents' liquor cabinet, college can seem like a sanctuary of sorts. Freshmen flood their chosen campus with eager expectations of independence and freedom, classes…

17 Times Your College North Face Absolutely Saved Your Life

ByAshley Fern
Having a North Face in college was basically just a rule of feminism — everyone had one and if you didn't, well, then that's irrelevant. Whether it was your fleece or puffy jacket, one thing is for certain: that thing came in handy in a variety of…

College Graduates: It's Not A Quarter-Life Crisis, It's A New Beginning

ByStephanie Pletcher
If you’re in college, according to very notable comedian Louie C.K., you probably haven’t done anything for anyone in your life. You have just been living in a fantasy world of free liquor, bar tabs, fraternity formals and apartments you probably…

5 Ways Being A College Athlete Stole My Identity And Ruined My Post-Grad Life

ByKathryn Kvas
I played Division I tennis in college and it’s been almost a year since I graduated. It was a bittersweet ending. I would miss my team and miss the school, but I was definitely burnt out from tennis by then and I must say, I felt ready — excited,…

5 Tips From A Recent Grad To Help You Prep For Life After College

ByAlex Rash
I remember being in college, working two jobs, going to class and finding time to drink in my spare time. I had a stack of papers waiting to be completed, sitting right next to my growing to-do list and empty piggy bank. I remember thinking to…

It Gets Better: How College Rewrote My Life After A Lacking High School Experience

ByCecily Trowbridge
Celebrities appear on bright, shiny screens and tell you it'll get better: the bullying, boredom and all-around nightmare that is high school. Like many teens, my experience wasn't fantastic. Between my small group of friends being labeled "The…

How To Turn Your College Clothes Into ~Fashun~ After You Graduate

ByAriana Marsh
Art history. Financial management. The best way to cook meals with only a microwave. How to peacefully share one shower with four other girls. Going to university teaches you a lot of very useful and important things. Unfortunately, how to make your…

Dormcest Is The One College Dating Phenomenon That Can Make Life Awkward Fast

ByElana Rubin
It's finally college move-in time, which means first-year students all around the country are moving into their dorms, awkwardly making small talk with their RA, and on their own for the first time. The newfound freedom can be exhilarating, but, as…

Graduation Dresses That You'll Be Able To Wear Again In The Workspace & Beyond

ByAriana Marsh
Entering post-grad life is both thrilling and daunting at the same time. Will I be able to get a job? Where will I live? Can I somehow make my bandage skirts work appropriate? All valid questions. To help you with that latter inquiry, I've rounded…

Katie Ledecky Is Passing Up $5 Million A Year To Live That Ratchet College Life

ByAdam Silvers
US swimmer Katie Ledecky returns home from Rio a hero. The 19-year-old won five medals — four gold and one silver — at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil and even gained the admiration of the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps. Her…

10 Ways To Slay Corporate Life Like A Pro After College Graduation

ByStacey Politis
Some people say I got lucky, and I'd even say that I was in the right place at the right time to get to where I'm at today. But I know I've worked hard, and deserve everything I have. I've been working for a global e-commerce company for a little…