I think you'll get out what you put in, both academically and socially.
Definitely over-hyped IMO, but it depends on what kind of person you are
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I think it is overrated at least a little bit. Don't get me wrong, I really like it here (most of the time) and I'm certainly glad I came, but it's not some non stop crazy amazing party or anything like that.
And yes I do seem to have more aquantainces than close friends, although that's improved a bit as the year's gone on. I guess I just haven't clicked with a lot of people I've met here, maybe cause a lot of them are the go out four times a week and get wasted type, and that just isn't me.
Exactly thats the trend ! Hardly get good ppl in life !
The impression I was given before I got to uni was of a non-stop party where you meet your lifelong friends who understand you better than anyone else, blah blah blah... in that sense, yes, it was overhyped. But what it has given me is things I didn't expect - amazing feelings of independence and achievement, academic fulfilment, *so* many opportunities to do wildly different things than I've ever tried before... so overall, to me, it's been fantastic, just in a different way to all the 'hype'.