10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon | May 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

Now that your undergraduate days are over, it’s time to step out into the big, bad world of adulthood. Jobs! Money! Real Men Who Don’t Smell Like Stale Beer and Frat Houses! But before you slip on your grown up panties and make them dollars, there are some things you should probably know about navigating… More »

25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Alyson Penn | August 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Ah, college. I remember the first day like it happened yesterday. The smell of new paint covering beer-stained dorm room walls. The RAs’ stale greetings in matching neon shirts and Sharpie’d name tags. Awkward, passing smiles from strange hallmates trailed by nervous parents. Hellish name games and forced social bonding. Little did I know that I… More »

An Inner Monologue While Cramming For A Final

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 9, 2013 - 3:00 pm

OK, I’ve waited til the last possible minute to start studying, but I think I should still be good. I mean, yeah, I could have started studying yesterday, or the day before, or anytime really in the past three months, but helllooooo, there were parties to attend and volleyball to play and late night cookies… More »

19 Things We Thought Were, Like, So Deep When We Were In College

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 8, 2013 - 2:00 pm

One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases,… More »

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

Rachel Krause | August 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

I can’t say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with inexplicable honors in Astronomy), disillusioned and perpetually anxiety-ridden, I knew with all certainty that I didn’t want to see the inside of a classroom again… More »

11 Things You Need To Do While Studying Abroad

Alyson Penn | August 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

If you don’t want to hear a rambling soliloquy of stories that have nothing to do with you, don’t ask me about Australia. Not only will I blabber about about it for hours on end to anyone that asks (or doesn’t), I will try to strike up a conversation with any stranger in my near… More »

Quiz: What’s Your Study Style?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 7, 2013 - 10:00 am

College life typically involves many things: parties, ultimate frisbee, deep conversations about emo bands, constant pizza consumption, and — at least in theory — lots and lots and studying. Want to know how your studying habits stack up? We came up with this handy quiz that sorts students into four types of studiers. Make sure… More »

The Roommate Questionnaire Colleges Should Actually Use

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

Your college roommate can be your best friend or your most terrible, smelly nightmare. Colleges are supposed to hook you up with roommates you’ll at least be able to marginally get along with, but often it doesn’t exactly work out that way. I’m not sure exactly what I filled out on my freshman roommate form,… More »

Chart: The Anatomy Of A Crush On Your College Professor

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 5, 2013 - 2:30 pm

It’s a couple weeks into your European History class, and suddenly you find yourself touching up your lip gloss before taking your seat and getting all hot and bothered by the mere mention of Protestant Reformation. Hey, we’ve all been there. Here’s our breakdown of the factors that contribute to a major crush on your… More »

17 Things You Might Forget To Pack For College

Alyson Penn | August 5, 2013 - 1:00 pm

So you’ve bought the sheets, the desk lamp, the shoe racks, the posters that will fall off after two months, the hangers, the towels, the laptop and the notebooks. You pillaged the shit out of your local bedding supply co. and you’re feeling like a champ … or in a cloudy haze of coupons and… More »

Flowchart: What Kind Of Roommate Are You?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2010 - 5:45 pm

College Humor’s “What kind of roommate are you?” flowchart popped up on my radar at the perfect time — the tail end of Back to School Week on The Frisky! [College Humor]… More »

Tips For Dealing With Your First Semester Of College

Nikki Dowling | September 10, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Going away to college is scary — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. When I left my little, rural town in upstate New York and came to the big city for college at NYU, I was terrified. All of the sudden I had to live on my own with people I barely knew, cook for… More »

30 Things Every College Student Should Have

Wendy Atterberry | September 10, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Here at The Frisky, we’ve talked an awful lot about what everyone should know and do and have by 30. But what about some of our younger readers? Well, wait no longer, my smooth-skinned dears. After the jump, we bring you 30 things every college student should have. More »

Girl Talk: I Should Have Dumped My High School Boyfriend

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm

If you were porking someone the weeks leading up until Freshman Orientation and using the L-word, chances are you are “doing the long-distance thing” at college. And chances are a sizable percentage of your brain is elsewhere, when it should be focused on making new friends, pitching a column to the school newspaper, and discovering… More »

Our Crazy College Hookup Tales

Joanne Hinkel | September 9, 2010 - 12:30 pm

While we may not miss early morning classes, soul-less buffet-filled dining halls and Cup ‘O Noodle dinners, crazy roommates, or being piss poor, there are plenty of things we Frisky chicks miss about college. Freedom from the “real world” might just top that list. But coming in at a close second? Just how sexually liberating… More »

The Craziest College Classes Ever

Nikki Dowling | September 9, 2010 - 12:00 pm

One of the best things about college — besides getting out of your parents’ house, eating Easy Mac at midnight and dorm parties — is the classes. Sure, classes are the reason you have to roll out of bed before noon after staying up half the night finishing an essay, but they can be fun… More »

Yes, There Is A College Class On Lady Gaga

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will listen… More »

Confessions Of A Regretful Gender Studies Student

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2010 - 6:00 pm

I have a lot of regrets about my college education.

I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, even… More »

Marc Jacobs Does Back To School, Too

Leonora Epstein | September 7, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Here’s a guaranteed way to secure your place as the coolest kid in school: Show up the first day with designer supplies by Marc Jacobs (watch out, Lisa Frank). Following the launch of his bookstore in NYC’s West Village (adorably named Bookmarc), MJ has created a small collection of back-to-school supplies in a similar bookish… More »

What’s Your Best College Memory?

Pam Gaulin | September 6, 2010 - 2:00 pm

College is a time when women discover their strengths, form lifelong bonds and explore the world around them. For some women the exploration involves local or more exotic travel. For others the exploration is more internal and emotional, while other women remember hilarious moments. After the jump, some women share their favorite college memories. More »