College Quotes: Best Quotes About Being in College
College has been claimed by many to be the funnest years of your life, yet lots of college students across the country are preparing and taking finals this time of year and they wouldn’t exactly agree with that statement at the moment. So to help you stressed, depressed, and unimpressed students make it though this tough time we have compiled a list of college quotes and college graduation quotes that will inspire you and renew your determination to finish college.
1You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.
Andy Samberg said this and we’re sure many of you can related to this saying. This goes to show that you aren’t alone in when it comes to not having any idea what you are doing while your are in college. College is just the foundation to help you figure everything out as you get older.
2I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.
One of our favorite quotes for college students! The great Natalie Portman, who is now a movie star, knew what she was doing obviously. She is a great example of achieving two huge goals, you got this.
3While I was (in college) I was exposed to this world that I didn’t know was possible.
Tom Hanks didn’t jump to instant fame, he went to college and found a whole new world waiting.
4I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
Shia LaBeouf legitimately turned down a scholarship to Yale. If you think you might flunk out of college this semester at least you didn’t turn down a scholarship to Yale. Could you imagine how mad your parents would be if you turned down a scholarship to Yale!
5Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.
We love quotes about going to college! Ronald Reagan loved football and college gave him the chance to continue chasing his dream. College is doing the same thing for you if you stop to think about it. College has the ability to help you turn what you love into a career. Fortunately for Reagan, politics and football both include getting hit hard, whether that be physically or emotionally.
6I’ve learned that your college friends become kind of family, you eat together, you take naps together, fight, laugh, cry, and do absolutely nothing together until you can’t remember how you ever lived your life without them in the first place.
The friends you’ve made are worth the stress. Just keep saying that to yourself. These friendships will long out last the stress.
7I am going to tell you a secret. Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college, and if they can do it, so can you.
John Green’s words of wisdom can become your new motto now. You’re welcome. Remember, you got this!
8Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X knew what he was talking about here, you are going to get through this and the future belongs to you!
9College is a refuge from hasty judgment
Robert Frost wanted to remind college students everywhere that wearing the same clothes two days in a row or crying mid exam is okay. There’s no judgment.
10A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt is saying that your student loans are going to be so bad that you can’t just get away with stealing one car, you are going to have to steal the whole freaking train to pay of your loans.
11College inspired me to think differently. It’s like no other time in your life.
Larisa Oleynik knew what was up. At 3 am writing a term paper, you aren’t yourself anymore. You’re a Redbull and coffee crazed young adult on the verge of an emotional breakdown. There is no way on earth that you can be thinking rationally at that point.
12At college, more than anywhere else, one was likely to make the friendships that supported one through life
Yeah, Good friends who support you until the cops show up or the residential coordinater of the college. Vera Brittain is probably talking about those amazing times too when your awesome friends pick you up when you feel like you can’t continue.
13Graduation quotes: College was especially sweet because of the positive, hopeful atmosphere of a college campus.
If you’re looking for inspirational quotes for graduates, then listen to Jerry Kramer. He is definitely correct, at least until midterms hit and every professor on campus realizes they are way behind schedule. Graduation tends to bring that happy spirit back though. College really is a happy place.
14I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life.
Phil Mickelson got real with this quote. He’s right, you will never regret the decision to get a degree.
15College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
We’ll just let this one speak for its self. David Wood said this and man was he right. Enjoy your time on campus!
16The only thing that should make leaving college bearable is the hope against hope that you are taking the best part of it with you.
Yeah, Elizabeth Coleman, the piece of paper you get at the end worth thousands of dollars! Just kidding, she’s talking about the friends you made and the things you learned that will always be with you.
17I had three jobs in college. The best day of my life was when I paid off my student loans, on my own.
Jessica Seinfeld was one of the badass college students on campus for paying off her student loans by herself. She is a role model and an inspiration that student loans aren’t the end of the world.
18The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think
Albert Einstein, the genius of all geniuses, is right, it’s okay if you don’t remember everything. As long as you continually care about what you do, you’ll be fine.
19A college education shows a man how little other people know
Thomas Chandler Halliburton is a man of wisdom. College opens the mind to a completely different world. You have a college degree you are elite.
20There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Orrin Hatch knew you would be flipping out right now because you have no idea what your going to do with your degree.
21The Educating the mind without educating the heart is like no education at all
Aristotle knew what he was talking about. Back in his day, professors were teaching only the rich kids and were very set in their ways. Aristotle challenged students to think differently.
22College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school.
This puts the freedom and fun of college in a whole new perspective. Thanks Judd Apatow. College is a great time in your life! Live it up!
23I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back
Fred Allen is telling you to take advantage of the resources and knowledge being offered on your campus while your there. There are offices to help you find summer jobs, get scholarships so you can afford next semester, and summer living arrangements if you don’t have a place to go.
24The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows
Sydney D. Harris got deep with this. In a world where we only see our reflection and what situation or place we are in, she is saying strip away the black paint and look at what it could be instead of what it is.
25Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to jupiter to get more stupider
We love funny college quotes, so let’s end this list with something we’ve been saying since we were in fourth grade. The empowerment of women is happening everyday on college campuses, let’s keep at it.