High School Vs. College

Essay by brian10jonesCollege, Undergraduate October 2007

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As I started to attend college, I noticed an array of differences between it and high school. As soon as I stepped on campus, I thought things would be a little different, but I didn’t realize how much of a drastic change it really is. The actual time spent in class is very different, and your time needs to be managed in order to do well on your tests. The college environment is a lot better, and a lot of money is involved. The main differences between college and high school are the classes, your personal freedom, and your teachers.

Classes are a lot different in college than they are in high school. First of all, in high school, you spend eight hours a day, five days a week in classes. In college you're only in school six to sixteen hours spread out through an entire week.

You have a lot more freedom to have a job, and to do other things. Plus, with all the extra time you get, it gives you plenty of time to study for your tests. In high school, you automatically moved from one class to the other. I remember in high school just walking from class to class with only a 7 minute interval in-between classes. Now I have the freedom of going to class without the worry of being late and being punished for it. Being tardy in high school is carefully monitored by the teachers. In college, being late is no big deal at all. Another huge difference is that, generally, high school classrooms only consist of no more than 30 students. College classrooms are a lot different. Classrooms in college can consist of 75 to 300 students. With this many students, it can sometimes be hard to...