I’m not happy in college and am considering leaving, but I don’t know what to do.
I’m a 19 year old female who is attending college 1.5 hours away from home. I’m a freshmen studying civil engineering (thinking about switching to business) and have a full ride. I am extremely grateful for the full ride because all throughout high school I worked my butt off to get good grades so that I could go to college. I was ecstatic when I found out I could attend my dream college and study engineering, but lately I’ve been thinking about not continuing my studies. I don’t really have a back up plan if I were to drop out, but I’m just not happy. I have friends in college, but I still feel lonely. I constantly walk around with this horribly feeling in my stomach because I feel alone. People tell me to join clubs and make friends and I have, but I still feel like this. I don’t know what happened from high school to college. I was so motivated and determined to attend college in high school and I knew what I was choosing when I chose a college 1.5 hours away from home, but I’m simply not enjoying college nor getting used to it. I’m tired of the weekly quizzes and constant studying plus the pressure to always be the best at everything. I know I probably sound ungrateful for not being happy and content with what I have, but I don’t want to go through my four years here being miserable and crying every week. I don’t know what to do to make me feel better. I’ve talked to people and gone to the counseling center, but nothing works. Any advice/comments are appreciated.10 replies