18 Reasons Why Going To College In The USA Is Better Than Studying In The UK
College life in the States > uni life in the UK
1. The campuses are on another level.
There’s so much to look at and take in.
2. And the weather’s better.
3. Even if it’s colder.
4. Having a meal plan is basically like having access to an all you can eat buffet every day.
On-campus dining is 👌. You will never be hungry.
5. Whilst your friends in the UK are living on Tesco meal deals by the end of term.
6. Getting extra credit to improve your grade doesn’t really happen in the UK.
— Caroline Kelly (@cckelly96) March 30, 2016
7. Which isn’t fair because the US grading system is much more generous in the first place.
Getting 100% actually isn’t unheard of. Hello honor roll!
8. Professors go out of their way to get to know their students and offer help.
9. Colleges in America have way more school spirit.
Everyone has branded everything, and there’s always a celebration taking place.
10. Especially when it comes to sports.
Things just don’t happen on the same scale in the UK.
11. Everyone participates a lot more in class.
In the UK it’s like pulling teeth for professors to get someone to answer one question.
12. And Americans are really friendly.
So are UK students, but US students are REALLY friendly – so much so it would be questionable in GB.
13. Sharing a room usually means making an instant BFF.
Having your own room is rare in the US, but once you get over your lack of personal space you and your roommate may actually end up becoming like family.
14. There are more opportunities to go away on field trips.
They’re encouraged, and mean study abroad students get to explore their new home more.
15. And even when you are in class, the lecture rooms are great.
It’s like being in a film about American high school, there are no huge lecture theatres.
16. UK societies will never compare to fraternities and sororities.
Greek life is definitely an experience.
17. And the house parties are far superior.
Red cups everywhere.
18. College > university.