High schoolers often misunderstand and distortedly anticipate what the college lifestyle is like. One tendency is to overly romanticize what it's like to be a college student. Thoughts of stimulating, late-night dorm bull sessions, raucous football games, rousing parties, meeting all kinds of new people, and, of course, the exhilarating freedom of being away from home and the associated curfews paint a seductive scenario.

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