College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. Get your free copy of the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook and get helpful advice on how to choose a college, get in, and pay for it: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
My son is about to start out in a university that is reputable, top 40 US News ranking, undergrad enrollment 25K, so fairly large. We live in a upper middle class neighborhood, his friends have always been social but serious about studying and DS has targeted clubs to participate in at Univ. He has been looking forward to the college experience and was looking forward to having a good dorm experience.
The roommate who he hasn't met yet (got assigned at the last minute) on his open facebook page (he did not put any privacy settings) says he open talks about smoking & enjoying weed, into tattoos and has notes how he gets drunk too.. Yet he seems to work hard (one comment like " you are driven young man") but I suspect he may be the first of his family to get into college. All of his roommate's friends are of the same ethnicity as himself, appears to have gotten in with a education opportunity program...
Obviously background does not seem compatible. Any proactive advise to give son as he embarks?