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Being a College Student Is...  

Ellie Best
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List Rules Any words that complete the sentence 'Being a student is...' from your own experience, or stories heard!

Being a student isn't always as easy as it sounds. Sure, there are the parties, the booze, the moving away from home and living without your parents - but there's also a whole lot of stress, worry, studying, and exams. It's an experience everyone lives differently, affected by location, campus size, their major. There is no one word to sum up being a student, as there are so many different ways to look at it, but this list attempts to cover every element. 

What is it like being a student? This collection of descriptions has it covered, with everything from how being a student is an investment in your future, to how sometimes it can nevertheless be dull. There are opportunities everywhere you turn in student life, if only you can be bothered to take them, and sometimes you meet friends who will stay with you for life. Keep an eye out for that one word you feel describes what being a student is really like. 

Think there is some advice for students missing? Then add it to the list! Be sure to vote on the words you think perfectly sum up student life, and downvote the ones you don't agree with. 
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Expensive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Expensive
Living on a budget is not easy - and student living isn't cheap!
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Challenging is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Challenging
Pushing the boundaries of what you know with increasingly difficult theories.
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Stressful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Stressful
A particularly bad symptom during exam season.
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Exhausting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Exhausting
Day after day of 9 am lectures can really get to you.
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Rewarding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Rewarding
It's all worth it when you come out with a degree.
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Demanding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Being a College Student Is...
DitteDanhäll added Demanding
When You Know That After You Finished The One Thing Put Highest on The Study To-do List There Are Ten More Things Left.
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An Investment In Your Future is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Being a College Student Is...
An Investment In Your Future
Bettering yourself for the adult world and getting the job you dreamed of.
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Frustrating is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Frustrating
With a more independent learning style, not being helped through everything can be hard.
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Having Opportunity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Having Opportunity
Internships, experience, volunteering - endless opportunities.
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Difficult is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Difficult
You will be pushed to the limit in class and sometimes struggle to stay on top of the work.
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Intense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Intense
Three novels a week, four papers, five writing assignments - the list goes on.
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High Pressure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Being a College Student Is...
High Pressure
Working to deadlines.
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Exciting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Exciting
New friends! New home! New subject matter! New alcohol! New experiences! 
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Enlightening is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Enlightening
You can learn new things about yourself by broadening the mind.
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Independent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Independent
Moving away from your parents and taking responsibility for yourself.
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Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Making Friends
You'll meet some lifetime companions at college, guaranteed.
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Fun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Fun
There's always an event happening or new things to try.
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Revealing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Revealing
Certain people and certain places can teach you about qualities you didn't know you had.
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Illuminating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Illuminating
You learn a lot about other people and how to interact in certain situations.
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Surprising is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Surprising
You discover hidden talents and passions!
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Repetitive is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Repetitive
Going over the same material again and again and again...
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A Time for Networking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Being a College Student Is...
A Time for Networking
Perfect time to network and get yourself known in the business world.
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Scary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Scary
It can be overwhelming, working towards a degree and adult life.
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A Way to Grow Up Fast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Being a College Student Is...
A Way to Grow Up Fast
You might not feel ready, but you're practically an adult now.
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Boring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Being a College Student Is...
Boring
There's always that one class that sends you to sleep.