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The Ultimate Guide For Surviving Your First Year Of College

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE NEARLY 20 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE WILL STEP ONTO A COLLEGE CAMPUS AS A STUDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. THEY'LL NEED MORE THAN HIGHLIGHTERS AND A CLASS SCHEDULE TO MAKE IT TO ANOTHER YEAR. HERE ARE 21 THINGS EVERY FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW. GO TO CLASS. НЕY! AVERAGE TUITION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Yes, "Superbad" is on again, but you've seen it 100 times already and you (or your parents) are paying a pretty penny for your education. So take it seriously and show up to class. 3 1980-81 a 1990-91 $3,101 $6,562 A 2000-01 $10,820 3 2001-02 : 2002-03 $1,380 $12,014 ti 2003-04 2004-05 $12,953 $13,793 2005-06 $14,634 2006-07 $15,483 2007-08 $16,231 2008-09 $17,092 2009-10 $17,649 $18,497 * Figures in current dollars 2010-11 .unless you don't need to. PICK YOUR BATTLES, Don't need the midterm recap? Great, sleep in. GET TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS. It won't make you a brown-noser; in fact, it might help your grade. Find out the moment you can REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND-ĐON'T PUT IT OF. One word: Bathroom. Two more (hyphenated) words: FLIP-FLOPS. Nothing worse than getting stuck with a class you don't need (like basket weaving) and having to See take an extra THAT QUARTER. semester because you missed a on the ground? required course. 250 Pick it up. What about that one sitting over on that table where nobody's looking? Yeah, go ahead and swipe that, too. These 25-cent pieces will be helpful for everything from doing laundry to getting drunk (only if you're over 21). LACK OF SLEEP Be prepared for during finals week; you'll be studying all the time that week (especially if you're inclined to skip class). Fill your RECIPE BOOK with exotic items like chicken-flavored ramen and beef-flavored ramen. Variety is the spice of a good life. If you HAVEN'T CHOSEN O MAJOR YET, DON'T PANIC. a College is a marathon, not a sprint-you still have plenty of time to take that class in Sanskrit. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF U.S. POPULATION 25 AND OLDER 13.49% 1.1% 1.4% DON'T HOOK UP WITH Doctorate Professional degree degree 6.7% Less than ANYONE ON YOUR FLOOR, high school Master's degree unless it's the last week of the school year. 17.1% 25.6% |Bachelor's degree High school diploma or GED 8.2% Associate degree 15.6% 10.9% Vocational certificate Some MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR RA college the first day. Give them a reason to look the other way when you have an -ahem – indiscretion. If your week consists more RE-EVALUATE If you've got roommates, be clear about what belongs to whom, and make sure everyone does their fair share of housework. of partying than studying, you why you're spending thousands of dollars a FRIENDS CAN QUICKLY BECOME ENEMİES may want to year on your "education." if one person is doing all the cleaning. SHARE TEXTBOOKS OR BUY THEM FROM A SITE LIKE EBAY You don't want to take out another loan just to pay for books. 3 Take your EASIEST CLASSES EARLY ON. If you're not totally ready for college, you could be setting E yourself up for failure by taking a class that's too tough. On a meal plan? Then EAT THE CAFETERIA as much as you can stand to. You're wasting money otherwise, and any decent cafeteria will have enough cereal options to keep you healthy. Don't be afraid of them. Corny as it sounds, STUDENT LOANS ARE AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE and unless you're crazy smart or crazy athletic, you'll probably need several over the course of your four years (or more). TOP 10 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BY ENROLLMENT E3 1 University of Phoenix .------- --. Online (Phoenix) 307,965 --------. 100,000 Lynchburg, Virginia ------------------ Multiple campuses (Davenport) 77,966 2 Liberty University --------------- ------------- A 3 Kaplan University ----------------- ----------------------------------- A 4 Arizona State University Phoenix metro area 70,440 ------------------ --------------------- A 5 Ashford University Multiple campuses (Clinton) --- ---------- .. 63,096 --------- 1 6 Miami Dade College La 7 Houston Community College Houston Miami, Florida 61,674 ------------------- -------. 60,303 .--------------------------- -------. Don't go overboard on credit cards, but don't ignore them either. 8 University of Central Florida Orlando .....----.....-.---..-.------------ 60.048 -------. 9 Ohio State University E.------------------------------------------- 10 Lone Star college system Columbus, Ohio 56,054 YOU NEED CREDIT The Woodlands, Texas 54,412 E.------- Memorize your and the only way to get credit is to use credit. Yeah, it makes no sense, but just open a card and spend about 15-20% of the limit each month, But SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER You'll be putting it on every form you fill out for the rest of your life. MAKE SURE YOU CAN PAY IT OFF WITHOUT MOM AND DAD'S HELP. 078 00 1859 TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES $43,990 Connecticut *---..------.. ege Sarah Lawrence College CT NY $43,564 --------------------- ---------. Columbia University NY $43,304 Vassar College NY $43.190 George Washington University DC $42,905 ** ---------- Trinity College CT $42,420 ------------- GET:PART-TIME JOB Bucknell University PA $42,342 St John's College MD $42,192 St John's College $42,192 NM ----------------- Carnegie Mellon University PA $42,136 that doest interfere with classes. Most schools have pro- grams for students to work on campus so you can get a job working in the cafeteria or administrative office for five to 10 hours a week. Every little bit helps. JOIN THE CLUB. Join a few. You may reveal an interest area or skill you didn't know you had. EDUCATION AND MONTHLY EARNINGS s11,900 $6.700 $5.400 $4.200 s3,600 $3.200 $2,450 Professional degree Master's degree Bachelor's degree SOURCES Associate degree U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics No college degree High school diploma No diploma (4044

The Ultimate Guide For Surviving Your First Year Of College

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Nearly 20 million young people will step onto a college campus as a student for the first time this year. They'll need more than highlighters and a class schedule to make it to another year. Here are ...


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