Being a College Student Is...

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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. 
Most divisive: To Be Eternally Poor
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  • 1
    841 votes


    Living on a budget is not easy - and student living isn't cheap!
  • 2
    744 votes


    Pushing the boundaries of what you know with increasingly difficult theories.
  • 3
    834 votes


    A particularly bad symptom during exam season.
  • 4
    778 votes


    Day after day of 9 am lectures can really get to you.
  • 5
    482 votes


    When You Know That After You Finished The One Thing Put Highest on The Study To-do List There Are Ten More Things Left.
  • 6
    709 votes


    It's all worth it when you come out with a degree.