Do you ever wish you could change where you went to college?

United States
May 30, 2009 5:50pm CST
I do. I went to a VERY Christian college because they had a great marine biology program. I am Christian but definitely not to the extent that this school wanted us to be. I did what they told us we had to do like go to Chapels and whatnot. I don't mind Chapel but I grew up Lutheran which is close to Catholic, so I was use to very traditional services. Our school basically catered to the Baptists with everything being contemporary and I really didn't like that. My parents offered to have me switch schools after my freshman year but stupid me said no because of my friends. Looking back, I wish I did because I feel like I didn't experience college life. My sister is having so much fun at her school and I didn't do any of the things she did. Do you ever regret where you went to college?
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@amylan (191)
• France
31 May 09
I'm a little bit shocked by your story as I've never realized that colleges in United States could have their religious-orientations. I mean that I suppose that school or college education should be subjected to the principle of secularism. Anyway, I wish I could change my major, basically means change the school/department that I go to in my university. I don't like my major very well as well as those guys in my school so I rarely hang out with them, which makes my college life a bit doomed. But of course, working on something that I don't really love sucks the most 'cause i'm not allowed to change the major so i'm paying a price for my bad decision.
• United States
31 May 09
Public state colleges cannot have religious affiliations, but private universities are free to maintain whatever religious orientations they like. Samford University here in Alabama is a Christian university.
• United States
31 May 09
Yeah my college I went to is a private school. So basically they can do anything that they want in the end. What major are you? I went from Marine Biology to Journalism...and now I am planning on going back to school (of course a different school) for nursing.
@amylan (191)
• France
31 May 09
Right now I'm in law school and the agressiveness of 'law people' just depress me very well. I've done a internship in a famous consulting firm and found out the 'white-collar' work is not my type. I'm seriously considering doing something in the non-profit sector, such as arts management, NGOs and so on, i means, something with a flexible timetable and amicable working enviroment.Communication also interests me quite well, so i'm still doing some research for my graduate program. But for your case, biology to journalism is really a big step. Good luck!
• Philippines
31 May 09
Yes, I do. There's a lot of things that others school has compared to the one that went to. There are also a lot of things that the students can't do because of lack of number of students. I hate the hair code. I don't like their uniform. There are some professors that I don't like but I don't have a choice because it's the only schedule and only professor that we have for a that particular subject.
@Archie0 (4672)
31 May 09
My collage is filled with images that represent health & fitness, comfortable home surroundings in Napa Valley, a picture of a woman leisurely bathing while surrounded with candles, which reminds me to take time for myself. The numerous smiling faces remind me to be light on the inside, while key phrases hone in on areas where I need reinforcement. I wanted to feel more confident, relaxed, while remaining focused on my goals without habitually procrastinating. In my collage, I included phrases such as "Cool, Calm, and in Control," "Balance. It's the key to self-care. Our bodies work constantly to maintain equilibrium," and, "On your mark, get set, GOAL!,” which is so unlike my typical mode of winging it.
• United States
31 May 09
I loved the college I attended (and in fact, loved the area so much that I got a job at the college after I graduated.) That said, I think choice of college is a pretty minor thing in most people's lives. Once you have a degree, most employers don't care where you attended school, unless you happened to go someplace particularly prestigious like Yale or Harvard.
• Philippines
31 May 09
Yes, I agree with you. It's a minor thing. Most school can provide you with good education but not a career.
@akifu622 (102)
• China
1 Jun 09
It's a pity.Why don't you consider to transfer to somewhere else?If the school isn't agree with you,you can change.I have no religious beliefs but I can understand your feelings.Friends won't be so easliy lost once you were not in the same school.True friendship definitely can stand the test of time and distance. Now I am studying in a college where practicability is stressed mostly,not academic.However,I expect a school more academic as I'm quite interested in researching.I have been constantly thinking of transfering(I am still a freshman until this September) to a foreign university.
@Q_Savvy (131)
• India
1 Jun 09
Nope! I'm happy about where I went to College because not only did it provide me with a good education, but a good career and opportunities beyond that. Also, I had the best years of my life in college, and I really long for those...I wish I could carry them forward with me, without changing anything, but all I can do now is carry only memories as those days can never return...
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
31 May 09
College was fun! And did not regret where I went. I'm sorry to hear that you felt like you didn't "experience college life." I think we all expect some things to be more of this or that, and when they are not - we regret them off the bat without really thinking about what we learned in the process.
• India
31 May 09
see in school life we always feel that when will we grow up and go to colleges wear civil dresses and enjoy with them.generally,boys feel after school we will study and earn lots of money but some we will rome on bikes with friends and rome for nights but after school they know that how many problems they have to face and then they say: "school life was better than this" understood. "take care"
• Philippines
31 May 09
Yes I do if ever I will be given a chance. I want to study in a school where there are many students where I can feel that I am really studying. Bigger universities with better teachers and classmates who are really want to study not just play around.
• Philippines
31 May 09
Yes, I did, but past is past we can not turn it back, let's just accept the fact now and face the present up to the best we can so we can have better future. Sometimes i've been thinking if only life is like word processing wherein we can undo things that we've mistakenly done there should have no regret at all because we can immediately correct what has been done. But it's not we have to face the reality that we have to commit mistakes for sometimes, this is were we learn and grow and be matured enough to face what life is bringing us.