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Video: Party Schools: Fact vs. Fiction

Joe explains that even if a school has a reputation for being a "party school,"and that's not really your crowd, you should still consider it for the other great things it has to offer.

What if the school you want to attend has the reputation of being a “party school,” but that’s not really your crowd? Well, it shouldn't matter! Joe Y. explains that college is what you make of it, and you'd be surprised at how many "party schools" have an incredibly strong curriculum, passionate faculty and staff, and a beautiful campus too. Check out the video!

What it’s really like to attend a party school

Joe goes to a university in California that has a reputation for being a “party school,” but he wants to reinvent stereotypes about both his school and those that are similar. Some students may be reluctant to attend a “party school,” but you should take other characteristics the school has to offer into consideration when making your final college decision.

Joe was nervous for freshman orientation because he was unsure he would fit in or make friends based on rumors he heard about his school. However, after the first couple of weeks at his California university, he started to love everything the school offered and made great friends. Joe found that having a diverse student group, whether or not they attend parties, means he never gets bored!

The bottom line: college is what you make of it. You should always do research on the university (including going on a campus visit) and decide for yourself whether or not it is a right fit for you, as opposed to listening to rumors about what a school is like. Even if you decide to go to a “party school” and that’s not your crowd, rest assured that there are lots of other ways you can get involved with your school and have a great experience!

What do you think about “party schools”? Share your thoughts in the comments! And be sure to check out more videos from our student vloggers on the CollegeXpress YouTube Channel.

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