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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What's the day-to-day college experience actually like?

Okay, guys, I see all the brochures and movies about college life, but what's it really like? Can someone break down what a typical day is like? How much free time do you actually have, and how much of it is studying versus socializing?

8 months ago

Hey there! A typical day varies hugely based on a student's particular class schedule, but generally, students may be in lectures or labs for about 3-4 hours. They spend a good chunk of the later day on homework or group projects. Also consider aiming for 2-3 hours of study time per class per week as a rule of thumb.

The rest of the day can be pretty flexible. There are usually has pockets of free time where students can grab lunch with friends, hit the gym, or just chill. Evenings might be for student org meetings, catching up on reading, or going out if it's not a heavy exam period. College is definitely a mix of hustle and personal time, something you'll likely to learn to balance during your first year. Weekends are a bit more relaxed but should still involve a little study time to make sure you're on top of everything. It's all about finding that sweet spot between work and play!

8 months ago

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