Contact Form

Have queries for this product, fill out this form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours





Get Our Tips Straight To Your Inbox


Is College Harder than High School?

I’ve had a lot of high school students ask me the same question: is college harder than high school?

There honestly is no overarching answer that will apply to all students. I always answer, “It depends, ” because it really does. If in high school you didn’t have that much freedom or choice, you will find college is the complete opposite. And so, it really depends on you whether college will be harder than high school.

#1. You have almost full control of what classes you want to take (most colleges have general education required courses), so it’s up to you which ones you want to take. You can deliberately choose classes that you know you can pass with flying colors or you can choose courses you want to challenge you, or you might just not know how the class will go. You can choose what you want to do with your time, how many activities you want to be involved in, how you want your day to go. You control your college experience.

#2. College is meant to be the stepping stone to adulthood and full independence. This means, with your freedom, control, and independence comes responsibilities such as taking care of yourself, doing your laundry, budgeting your finances, etc. For some students, academics and extracurriculars were the main focus in their high school years, and it wasn’t necessary to think about other things like laundry. In some respects, college can be harder not because of academics but because college is an all-encompassing experience that isn’t just about studying.

#3. Sometimes transitioning to a completely new environment or culture, specifically if you are an international student far away from home, can be both challenging and exciting. High school may have been more familiar because you were accustomed to your lifestyle there, and college might be a drastic change from that. I personally know of a few friends who have to constantly remind themselves that we drive on the right side of the road in the US!

#4. It varies with individuals on how they each respond to a new situation. There are so many factors that play into how students feel about their college experiences compared to their high school experiences, including environment and personality.

Instead of evaluating whether college is more difficult than high school, I would just say that it’s different!

Author: Arden Hu

Comments(0)

Related Posts

Top Five Things to Remember In Your Job After Graduation Ajay Singh

As millions of students graduate this summer and head out to the workforce, here are top five things for them to keep at the top…

Read More

Top 5 IT Graduate Schools in USA Rohit Kapur

International students who want to study engineering in the US will find it as  a growing field with great career prospects both in the U.S.…

Read More

How To Prepare For Personal Interview Of CAT Stoodnt Guest Author

    Deekshant Sahrawat, Co-Founder, MBAGuru    The weightage of Personal Interview performance in the final selection at the Top B-Schools is decisive. Among the Top…

Read More

Brand Management Career in India
Brand Management Careers in India – Career Path, Jobs, Salaries, and Education Tanmoy Ray

A brand is a name, term or a symbol or the combination of all, which let everyone to identify the product (or organization) by its…

Read More