Thought Provoking Things You Miss Most About College  

Dani Porter
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List Rules Ways of living that are not as common after you graduate college

List of things you will miss most after college; or, if you have already graduated, things you miss most about college. The best parts about going to college and reasons why University is the best time of your life. While college is different for everyone, there are some fundamental similarities: everyone is mostly broke, optimistic, open to new experiences and willing to try new things. Many people think that living in a community of people who share the same values and hopes as you is the thing you will miss most about college. Others will mostly miss the hot girls (or guys), parties and opportunities to take a vacation every few months.

What will you miss about college? How do you make the most of your time in college? The answer just may be to realize all of the great things that you have before you graduate and take advantage of them. Does life after college suck? If you keep dwelling on the past, sometimes it can feel that way. But remember once you graduate you still have a lot of learning to do. (You can start with brushing up on these Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30)

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Your Best Friends Living 5 Min... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Best Friends Living 5 Minutes Away from You

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Spontaneous Craziness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spontaneous Craziness

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Actual Free Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Actual Free Time

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Only Having to Answer to Yours... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Only Having to Answer to Yourself

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Learning Completly New Things is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Learning Completly New Things

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Breaks Every Few Months is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Breaks Every Few Months

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Hot Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Hot Girls

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Making New Friends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Making New Friends

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Late-Night "Philosophical... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Late-Night "Philosophical" Conversations

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Road Trips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Road Trips

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Friends Constantly Stopping By is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Friends Constantly Stopping By

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The Ability to Pull All-Nighte... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
The Ability to Pull All-Nighters

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Being Broke and Happy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Being Broke and Happy

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Insanely Cheap Drinks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Insanely Cheap Drinks

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Studying Something Completely ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Studying Something Completely Irrelevant to Your Major, Just Because It Interests You

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A Sense of Endless Optimism is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
A Sense of Endless Optimism

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Naps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Naps

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Skipping Class Just Because Yo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Skipping Class Just Because You Wanted To

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Friends Who Saw the Worst of Y... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Friends Who Saw the Worst of You and Still Loved You

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Meeting New People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Meeting New People

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Spring Break! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spring Break!

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Opportunities Only Open to Stu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Opportunities Only Open to Students

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Life-Changing Professors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Life-Changing Professors

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Day Drinking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Day Drinking

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Being Able to Say "Yes&qu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Being Able to Say "Yes" to Anything

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Your Local College Bar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Local College Bar

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Student Discounts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Student Discounts

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Room to Explore Interests With... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Room to Explore Interests Without Pressure

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Your Roommates is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Roommates

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Mentally Stimulating Conversat... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Mentally Stimulating Conversations

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Taking the Whole Day Off to Be... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Taking the Whole Day Off to Be Hungover

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Free Access to a Great Gym is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Free Access to a Great Gym

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Co-Ed Dorms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Co-Ed Dorms

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No Responsibilities is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
looksharp added No Responsibilities

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Themed Parties is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Themed Parties

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Moments When Lightbulbs Turned... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Moments When Lightbulbs Turned On for You

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School Traditions is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Traditions

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Receiving Care Packages is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Receiving Care Packages

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Having a Sense of Purpose is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Having a Sense of Purpose

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School Sports is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sports

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Your College Apartment is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your College Apartment

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Being Apart of a Tight-Knit Co... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Being Apart of a Tight-Knit Community

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Late-night Pizza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
RobLein added Late-night Pizza

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Keg Parties is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Keg Parties

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Late Night Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Late Night Taco Bell

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Mentors Who Want to Help You is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Mentors Who Want to Help You

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School Sport Rivalries is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sport Rivalries

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Experimenting With Your Sexual... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
BrandonEllyson added Experimenting With Your Sexuality

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Knowing Your Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Knowing Your Neighbors

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Rocking Sweatpants 24/7 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Rocking Sweatpants 24/7