Age range in college?

<p>I am about to turn 24 and start college for the first time. While I had originally planned on entering college after high school I instead took the military route. My question is what are the age ranges of a typical freshmen class? Will I be the oldest? Will I be in a class full of 18 year olds straight out of high school or will it be a more varied group? I understand it can be different depending on the class and campus but what are your experiences?</p>

<p>It really all depends on the school you are attending.</p>

<p>At some schools most of the students will be between 18-22. </p>

<p>At others like community colleges there will be a wide range from like 18- to people in their 60’s.</p>

<p>If it’s a selective university where most people are full time students, most freshmen are going to be 16-19 years old, so yes, you will be older than most. If it’s a less selective commuter school you will be more likely to see freshman your age. Often non-traditional students do CC first and then transfer to university for junior year, so you’re more likely to see a 26 year old junior at a university than a 24 year old freshman.</p>

<p>I second @vladenschlutte. Commuter colleges or just general public universities, less selective, tend to have a wider age range. I had a few grandparents in my anthropology 101 class :)</p>

<p>As others have said, it really depends on the school. I’m 27 and in a community college right now. I’m not even anywhere near being the oldest person out there. I’m not even the oldest person in most of my classes. At state universities, the age range will be pretty wide too. I’d hazard a guess that you won’t be the oldest.</p>

<p>my school— 18- 22
age aint nothing but a number tho</p>

<p>Students at my school range from less than 18 all the way up to people in their 60’s.</p>

<p>Most students at my school are between 18-22, but there are a lot of people in their later 20s as well. A friend of mine is a 23 year old freshman (though she’s an international student) and the woman who sits next to me in math class is 28.</p>

<p>Usually 18~20ish there are dual credits students in college for Hs credits and college for senior or continue education</p>

<p>I’ve seen 60 year olds in my classes before. I actually sat next to an interesting 60 year old all quarter long in history. </p>

<p>I’m 23 and a senior. My friend is 25 and he’s a junior. My other friends are 24 and they’re juniors and senors. My girlfriend is 22, turning 23 this January.</p>