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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485 83
Spontaneous Craziness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spontaneous Craziness

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535 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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397 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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394 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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471 73
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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661 159
Hot Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Hot Girls

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379 103
Making New Friends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Making New Friends

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281 85
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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320 117
Road Trips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Road Trips

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317 100
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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344 103
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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317 112
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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310 108
Studying Something Completely ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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272 116
Insanely Cheap Drinks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Insanely Cheap Drinks

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296 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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340 110
Naps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Naps

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293 74
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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277 68
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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277 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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312 108
Spring Break! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Spring Break!

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231 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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244 107
Life-Changing Professors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Life-Changing Professors

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241 113
Your Local College Bar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Local College Bar

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272 118
Day Drinking is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Day Drinking

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209 78
Being Able to Say "Yes&qu... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Being Able to Say "Yes" to Anything

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252 85
Student Discounts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Student Discounts

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199 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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208 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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204 111
Your Roommates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your Roommates

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194 123
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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186 90
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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205 95
Co-Ed Dorms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Co-Ed Dorms

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129 43
No Responsibilities is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
looksharp added No Responsibilities

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185 115
Themed Parties is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Themed Parties

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176 80
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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170 91
School Traditions is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Traditions

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177 85
Having a Sense of Purpose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Having a Sense of Purpose

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164 86
Receiving Care Packages is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Receiving Care Packages

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188 113
School Sports is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sports

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140 75
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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151 98
Your College Apartment is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Your College Apartment

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62 13
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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160 118
Keg Parties is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Keg Parties

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151 106
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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139 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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122 110
School Sport Rivalries is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
School Sport Rivalries

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103 92
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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107 86
Knowing Your Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Knowing Your Neighbors

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76 105
Living On Coffee and Cigarette... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things You Miss Most About College
Living On Coffee and Cigarettes Or some variation of the two