At what age did you start college?

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What age did you start college?

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Also, isn't "college" in Europe the equivalent of high school grades 11 & 12 in the US?
Not in the UK.. College is typically below university, some people sit there A-levels/Highers at College, which people do around 16-18
 
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in sweden we have elementary school for 9 years. A thing we call gymnasie(this is the closest to american high school I guess)for 3 years and afterwards university if you want to.

I dont know what the difference is betwen college and university in the states. But we have högskola(this can be translated into high-school but isnt the same as american high school) and university and they are the same except högskola doesnt have doctorate educations.
 

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In the netherlands college is the same as university. After high school most are 18, which is the age most start college.

I was 20.
 
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matthyaouw said:
Is there a difference between college and university in the US?
Nope, all the same to us.
 

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daveb said:
Damn, I feel old. I started part time at 35 when I finally had the money and finished at 41. I'll (hopefully) be starting grad school this fall after a 2 year hiatus (and working).
Thank you for your post, DaveB. I think I'm on the same schedule as you are.:smile:
 
Technically I thought the difference between a college and a university in the US is that colleges only offer bachelors while universities offer masters (or more). i think some schools though haven't changed the their names, like boston college ( i guess because boston university was already taken), even though they offer advanced degrees.
 

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Moonbear said:
Those years between 17 and 21 involve a lot of maturing, whether you're in college or out in the working world, and sending someone out into that environment while they are still just a young adolescent can be very emotionally stunting.
Hopefully that is the case, but I see a lot of people who don't seem to have matured even into their late 20's or 30's. By that, I mean taking responsibility for one's actions and accepting the consequences for poor decisions, particularly without excuses.
 

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