Should College Be A Community College? Essay

841 Words Mar 13th, 2016 4 Pages
No matter how many movies you watch, no matter how many stories you read, and no matter how many questions you ask, college is never what you expect it to be; especially if you are not going away to a four-year school. All throughout their high school years, teens dream about moving away, gaining an independence, and maybe even joining Greek life. When I decided to go to a community college senior year of high school, I felt a variety of emotions. Sadness was the most prevalent emotion. I chose to go to a community college because I was paying for college on my own (as so many college students do). I chose the logical path instead of the popular one. I would receive my Associate degree in two years and transfer to a university. This option cost me ten thousand dollars after two years, half the expense of only one-year tuition at most universities. Even though I chose my college education wisely, I was not happy about it. I did not see the possibility of what the first two years of college could have been.

As the first year of college went by, I was sad and upset about the lack of time I spoke to my friends, which also caused me to be upset about the lack of new friends I made at the community college. For the most part, students who attend a community college show up to class and then leave. This makes it difficult to become actual ‘life-long’ friends with other students. While my friends were away at school making life-long friends, partying, and gaining their…

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