Avoiding undergraduate regret
September 15, 2010 10:18 PM Subscribe
Looking for advice on avoiding undergraduate regret...
posted by LSK to education (36 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After not getting into a high-end private school and failing to transfer to one, it's looking like I'm going to end up spending two or three more years at a state school most people attend for its football team than for academics. While I'm not bothered by a sports presence, and I'm definitely getting a lot out of college academically, I worry perpetually that I'm not getting the social experience I would get at a school like Harvard or Yale; conversations are more likely to be about the big game than academic jokes or philosophy. I've found friends in varying capacities, but I still feel like I'm missing a critical component of undergraduate life, and I'm worried that I'm going to be screwed out of that experience for my entire lifetime. I really feel passionately about this; I'm crying as I write these words. I'm just very concerned that I'm missing out on something precious and valuable that's worth more than I can imagine.