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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476 82
Spontaneous Craziness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spontaneous Craziness

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525 89
Actual Free Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Actual Free Time

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388 95
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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387 82
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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467 70
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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656 157
Hot Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Hot Girls

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373 103
Making New Friends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Making New Friends

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277 84
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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317 115
Road Trips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Road Trips

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313 98
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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341 101
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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313 111
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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268 115
Insanely Cheap Drinks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Insanely Cheap Drinks

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304 108
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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291 99
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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337 108
Naps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Naps

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291 72
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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274 67
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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272 76
Meeting New People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Meeting New People

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311 105
Spring Break! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spring Break!

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226 77
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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238 107
Life-Changing Professors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Life-Changing Professors

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270 116
Day Drinking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Day Drinking

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207 77
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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237 113
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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248 85
Student Discounts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Student Discounts

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195 69
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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202 79
Mentally Stimulating Conversat... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Mentally Stimulating Conversations

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203 109
Your Roommates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Roommates

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193 121
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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184 88
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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203 94
Co-Ed Dorms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Co-Ed Dorms

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127 42
No Responsibilities is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
looksharp added No Responsibilities

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182 114
Themed Parties is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Themed Parties

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172 79
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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168 90
School Traditions is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Traditions

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162 85
Receiving Care Packages is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Receiving Care Packages

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173 85
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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186 111
School Sports is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sports

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137 74
Being Apart of a Tight-Knit Co... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Being Apart of a Tight-Knit Community

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149 97
Your College Apartment is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your College Apartment

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60 12
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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158 117
Keg Parties is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Keg Parties

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150 105
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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136 82
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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122 108
School Sport Rivalries is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sport Rivalries

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102 91
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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106 85
Knowing Your Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Knowing Your Neighbors

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127 111
Rocking Sweatpants 24/7 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Rocking Sweatpants 24/7