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College Corner

Maria Konstantinova, Reporter

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What is the transition like from high school to college? Growing up and moving on is something special.  In an instant, you grow up and become completely independent.  But is it really so? Having traveled to Columbia University in Manhattan, I became convinced that there are still some differences between the two worlds – high school and college.

University students answered the following questions:

1. Why did you choose this college?

Many students chose Columbia University, because they were forced to by their parents.  The number of such students was about 30%.  But there are also those who made their own choices.  The number of such students is 70%.

2. What is the most difficult thing about admission?

Definitely the hardest thing to do is to complete the SATs, ACTs, and the admission’s resume writing.

4. What are the differences between the teaching systems in high school and college?

The teaching system is quite different.  According to 60% of students, the amount of educational material has grown by about 10 times!  In addition, they give less time for various projects and work.  But, despite these conditions, 70% prefer college rather than high school.

6. What advice would you give to all students who will soon apply for college?

You are teenagers!  Have fun!  But, do not forget about studying. Remember 20% of the effort is always equal to 80% of the result.

Going to college is always a very exciting and slightly intimidating event.  Life is changing and there is no need to resist it.  College has a lot of new and wonderful things, so there is no need to be afraid.