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Why do you want to go to college?

sunnyh1994sunnyh1994 Posts: 14Registered User New Member
edited August 2011 in High School Life
Weird question, I know, but I've seriously been thinking and questioning this for a while now.

So many people I know (myself included) know they want to go to college, but they don't know exactly why they want to go to college, other than it's expected of them to receive a higher education.

I want to go to college because of the opportunities it will grant me--yes, I want a good job, but it's not so much of the personal gain factor more than me wanting to help support my little brother if my mother, a single parent, passes away suddenly, and my future children, so they have the opportunity to do whatever their hearts desire. Oh, and I want to meet and talk with some amazing people with whom I'll keep in touch for the rest of my life.

So why do you want to go to college? Your thoughts? I'm curious. :)
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Replies to: Why do you want to go to college?

  • DolorousEddDolorousEdd Posts: 1,274- Member
    To learn enough about human past to best influence human future.
  • dblazerdblazer Posts: 1,773Registered User Senior Member
    It's all about the jobs. College is an investment for future job security. If I just graduated from high school, my main opportunity would be for the clich
  • enfieldacademyenfieldacademy Posts: 2,321- Member
    ^ you know, I'm quite interested in the future too.

    obviously you don't need to go to college to learn about the past, but it might provide a conducive environment for doing so (if one is not self-motivated enough).

    I do not think the past is very relevant to the future. Or at least the usefulness of learning about the past drops off rather fast the farther you go back. What's useful is understanding humans and how they operate, and also understanding the most relevant past (where things are at now).


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    I want to go to college to get a degree because I'm not inventive/intelligent/motivated enough to have a high probability of doing what I want to do without one.
  • notanengineernotanengineer Posts: 1,125Registered User Member
    I want to learn a lot and take interesting courses (in some cases in subjects I wasn't able to take during high school).

    I expect to be prepared for a job (or multiple jobs) by the end, but I don't need specific job training.
  • keeidykeeidy Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    To expand my mind. High school education has done little for me and I'd like to learn much more than what I presently know. Of course, higher-paying jobs are the goal for every student that goes to college, but that is in no way guaranteed.
  • bandgeek1bandgeek1 Posts: 504Registered User Junior Member
    I want to study in other countries and learn more about the world around me.

    I'd also like to have the knowledge to make the world a nicer place.
  • bsmd11bsmd11 Posts: 879Registered User Member
    To learn enough about human past to best influence human future.

    If this was actually true, we wouldn't be in another recession after the Great Depression.
  • DorkyelmoDorkyelmo Posts: 1,770Registered User Senior Member
    To save the whole medical industry.

    Plan to be a biomedical engineer ^_^
  • SamonuhSamonuh Posts: 1,051- Senior Member
    To take over the world!
  • Sean2013Sean2013 Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    I want to be able to grow and be prepared to enter the adult world.
  • DolorousEddDolorousEdd Posts: 1,274- Member
    If this was actually true, we wouldn't be in another recession after the Great Depression.
    If more people did that, you mean. If the people deregulating the economy had paid attention to which regulations had been vital to stopping such a thing, then it wouldn't have happened. But when the goal is to make money, fast and in large quantities, people tend to ignore the past.
  • julieannabjulieannab Posts: 295Registered User Junior Member
    To pursue my love and Passion for science, escpecially astrophysics. I know I want to be at the forefront of physics and be a part of that scientific community. Plus I can never stop learning. I think college will also be....fun. you meet a lot of amazing people and usually the person you end up marrying. The whole thing is a learning experience :)
  • FutureVpFinanceFutureVpFinance Posts: 1,671Registered User Senior Member
    jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs. Opportunities for those without a degree are quickly dwindling
  • LovesoftballgirlLovesoftballgirl Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Ok well this isn't really an answer.. I'm kinda asking the same thing. Because I was recommended into an AVID program, now I am enrolled in it, the program is supposed to ready you for collage. Why do I want to start getting ready now? (By the way, I'm in 7th grade) just wondering... I hope someone can help me!! Thanks!!
  • notanengineernotanengineer Posts: 1,125Registered User Member
    Why do I want to start getting ready now? (By the way, I'm in 7th grade) just wondering...
    Why do I want to start writing this term paper now? (By the way, it's due in 2 weeks) just wondering...

    Mostly kidding... but it doesn't hurt.
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