College. It’s supposed to be the best four years of your life. However, a survey states that many college students wish they could’ve lived their college life differently. A survey conducted by the American College Health Association in Spring 2013, found many interesting details explaining why students regret their four years of college. The study found that 23.3% of students surveyed had felt, “very sad,” in the two weeks immediately prior to the survey, with 10.1% reporting having felt depressed to such an extent that it interfered with their everyday lives. In areas that can be directly linked with college experience, 34.8% of the students claimed to have found managing their finances traumatic and difficult to handle, with 26.6% experiencing similar stress over career issues.
With it being a New Year, it’s time to make changes to avoid the same 10 biggest regrets post-grad students had about their college experience:
10. Not making the most of what their campus has to offer.
9. Not studying harder.
8. Casual hook ups.
7. Choosing the wrong course.
6. Career related regrets.
5. Not having traveled more.
4. Not making/up-keeping friendships.
3. Not saving more money.
2. Not joining Greek Life and/or clubs.
1. Romantic regrets.