Forget the glossy brochures and shiny campus tours. Want to know what college is really like? The truth is on Twitter and it is brutal. Also hilarious.
Here are a few nuggets of truth from the hashtag #CollegeIn5Words, which recently trended on Twitter.
1. You're going to be poor.
2. Naps—actually, sleep in general—will trump most everything.
3. Except maybe food.
4. There's still this little thing called school.
5. You will regret some of your decisions.
6. But not the decision to go to college.
— Erin Magliozzi (@ErinMagliozzi) May 7, 2015
Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.