3 Ways College Is Similar To High School

A Union College classroom with red chairs and white desks.

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In high school, students hear a lot about how college is so different from high school that they are surprised when they actually start the semester and find that some things remain the same.

Here are a few similarities between high school and college:

Most college classes are conducted the same way as high school classes

There are two major types of settings in college: lecture hall and classroom. While an auditorium-style might be unfamiliar to high school students, a classroom filled with 20-30 students might seem pretty similar to high school.

College students get homework and need to complete it on time

If you think homework doesn’t exist in college, you’re in for a big disappointment.

Homework will follow you from high school to college. Assignments might be due every other day or once a week, but you still have to do it.

Tests? Yes, you still have tests in college.

Think college students only have to study for finals? Nope. College students have to work on assignments, papers, quizzes, and tests just like high school students do.

You may have a greater degree of independence as a college student but when it comes down to academics and hard work, you will find that college is not much more different than high school.

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