I feel like I have a different opinion of college than everyone else. For the most part, I am not excited to go away to college at all. I wish I could stay in high school forever because I enjoy it so much. My friends are the greatest and I don’t want to make new ones because some of my best friends I’ve known since first grade, and some others I’ve made throughout my four years at Andrean. But most importantly, I want to stay near my family (besides every teenager’s dream of getting away from his or her parents, which I have). However, I’m very close with many of my other family members that I would extremely miss like my cousins and my grandparents. I am also different in the essence that I do not believe that there is only one perfect college for someone and that “he or she will just know that the college is the one for them.” Personally, I just don’t believe that’s true after visiting many colleges. Although there;s some that I haven’t liked, there have been many that I have. I think the dream college, at least for me, is determined by location, cost, and whether you have friends accompanying you there. I do not believe that one college will offer you a better life experience than another one based on other factors besides the ones I just listed. An example I can give of this is Purdue and IU. Although very different, I can find myself being equally happy at either one. This makes the decision of choosing between these two colleges very difficult for me. But if I had to choose a dream college, it would come down between Butler and IU Bloomington. My final decision would be Butler. I’m ignoring the price of the college, I’m ignoring the fact that it’s too far away from home for my personal preference, and I’m ignoring the fact that almost no one I know is going there. I graduated eighth-grade with twenty-nine kids in my class so coming to Andrean was a big leap. I’m terrified of the amount of people in college which is why I want to go to a small,...
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