We all have different dreams and mindsets when we think of college. Some of us want to go to a private school, while others just want to commute at a community college. We all want different things, and sometimes that even means going to college out of state. A lot of students do this each year, but that doesn’t mean it’s for you. Going to college out of state is a big decision, so before you make one, consider these pros and cons!
- We get to explore a whole new state.
- We get the opportunity to not only explore a new state, but to live in one.
- It may help you grow up more, gain responsibility, and see what the real world is like.
- You can make all new friends that you never would have if you stayed home.
- This is a chance of a lifetime.
- You will have an amazing story to tell when you graduate.
- You may like the state so much, you decide to move there when you graduate.
- You will be far away from friends and family.
- You may not know anyone when you first attend the college.
- You will have all new surroundings (although that’s not always a bad thing.)
- You will have to learn all about a new state.
- You can’t just come home in a few minutes, but instead more likely hours if not days.
- Once you’re there, if you don’t like it you will need to finish at least a semester.
- It may take a while to get used to, or maybe you never will.
Going to college out of state is something you should do if you’ve always dreamt of it. If you just thought of the idea, and you’re a person that gets homesick easily, it may not be for you. Although, you never know until you try. If you’re unsure, really think about it, and go over these pros and cons, and wait awhile until you make your final decision.