21 and starting uni, too old?

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Diaz89
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Just wondering if you would actually be considered too old to start a BA/BSc when you're 21 when normal people graduate at that age?
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Nah go for it and enjoy it!
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you are never too old!
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not too old mate, go for it!
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no; plenty of mature students on my course. in this economic climate you're probably better off spending three years in uni than trying to get a graduate job now, as you would be doing if you'd started at 18.
I doubt you'll notice any age gap after a while anyway
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yeh go for it man!!!!... im 21 and am applying for me second degree
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I believe 21 is still considered young.
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No, I'm a 21 year old 1st year......

The guy above me is 25.
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I'm 21 and I've realised I don't to do my course, so I'm hoping to change which means I'll have to start all over again with most people being 18/19. Don't worry about it, there are loads of people who start at different stages in their lives.
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(Original post by Diaz89)
Just wondering if you would actually be considered too old to start a BA/BSc when you're 21 when normal people graduate at that age?
Take a look at the mature students' forum - there are tons of people who go to university in their twenties, thirties, forties, etc. etc. When I was at Loughborough Uni, I was friends with a guy in his seventies who was studying for a degree. You're never too old. And, in terms of admission to university, older people tend to have more experience in things like time-keeping, be more focused and definite about what they want, have useful life experience, etc. so they're looked on favourably.
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im 23 and in my first year, its cool, dont worry about it

the only thing i dont like is i will graduate when i am 27 :s

it will pay off in the end tho
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Nah definitely not. Loads of people on my course are older students - it makes things more interesting than just a load of fresh faced naive 18 year olds. My friend started at 20, and to my knowledge never had 'age problems' (well aside from taking the piss about my youngness !)
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I don't think you're a 'mature student' until you're 25, anyway. Not quite the same, but I'm graduating a year later as well and never really thought about it.
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People won't even notice.
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one of my housemates is 28........
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Well If i take a second gap year I'll be going at age 20. I'm really happy about this thread because I had the same reservations. I suppose even though I may not graduate until I'm 23/24, but I guess that's still a decent age to begin a career. Still means that 6 years before I'm 30, and in most careers it's 5 years experience that gets you bigger bucks.

Nah man go for it. Infact, my dad at age 41, has suddenly decided he dislike his job on the railway, so is going to study maths A level and try and take a part time engineering course.

And if that's not enough, I'm not sure what age it was at, But Arnie the governator got an economics and business degree, which must have been later than 18 since he did a whole lot before it.
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Nobody cares about age at uni in the same way that you did at school because you get a wide variety of ages in each year for several reasons (gap year, mature students, resitting the year etc)... you won't even notice. Especially at 20/21 age where people who started uni straight after A levels are still at uni.
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Hey erm. After 2 gap years I'd be going at 20 as said. Would universities all decline me because they may think I've forgotten everything?
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(Original post by Diaz89)
Just wondering if you would actually be considered too old to start a BA/BSc when you're 21 when normal people graduate at that age?
your the perfect age, these unis now adays have too many young ones running about the place thinking they're made here because they're smart. lol
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Of course it isn't. In fact, some might say 18 is too young.
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