33 Interesting College Facts


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1. In college? Always ask for a student discount, most stores have it and students never use it.
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2. 42% of college graduates never read another book after they leave college.
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3. In 2007, a group of college students drove the speed limit (55MPH) on I-285 and backed up traffic for miles.
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4. Rolling a pair of dice is as predictive of your future income as your college GPA is.
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5. Most college freshman forget 60% of what they learned the year before.
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6. High school dropouts are twice as likely to catch colds as those with a college degree.
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7. In 1978, a student working a minimum wage job could pay for 4 years of college with no debt.
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8. Your entire life consists of: Education for 12 years, College for 4 years, & working until you die.
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9. The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
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10. Only 1 out of 85 college students can correctly draw the Apple logo from memory.
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11. Rich kids can drop out of high school and perform as well as poor college graduates when it comes to their future income, a study found.
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12. A college student in 1979 only had to work 182 hours per year to pay for tuition, but the average 2013 student had to work 991 hours.
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13. 90% of college students in a study reported that they had drunk-dialed or texted in the past, and 40% said they regretted it.
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14. Compared to righties, more left-handed people tend to be college dropouts.
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15. A recent study found that college students who cheat in class are more attracted to jobs politics than non-cheating students.
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16. Cost of college degree in the U.S. has increased 1120% in only 30 years.
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17. College students are the most sleep deprived group of people.

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18. Neil Degrasse Tyson considered becoming a male stripper when he was low on cash in college.
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19. If you go to MIT, you can get college credit by studying Reddit – The course is called "Credit for Reddit"
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20. A mentally ill man shot himself in the head in a suicide attempt. The bullet cured his disorder and he become a straight-A college student.
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21. 82% of college students turn to Wikipedia for academic research.
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22. The cost of college textbooks has risen 812% in the past 30 years – More than healthcare, housing prices, and college tuition.
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23. Carrie Underwood earned college credit for being on '˜American Idol.'
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24. The most common reason people abandon their religious affiliations is because of their college education.
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25. More than 34% of college students have texted while taking a shower, while 22% have texted during religious services, a survey revealed.
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26. A condom ambulance service will deliver condoms to your dorm door at the College of New Jersey for a small fee.
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27. A mentally ill man shot himself in the head as a suicide attempt. The bullet cured his disorder and he became a straight-A college student.
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28. In the U.S. it costs an average of $245,000USD to raise a child, before college.
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29. Almost half of all college students in the US drop out and never graduate.
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30. The cost of college textbooks in the US has risen faster than the cost of healthcare, house prices and inflation.
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31. A study found that 70% of college undergrads would lose respect for someone who 'hooks up with lots of people.'
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32. If the average college student gave up alcohol for a year, they would save $900.
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33. Two-thirds of college students have been in a "friends with benefits" relationship, according to a survey.

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