College most definitely differs from high school and especially elementary. The first thing that grasps my attention is how in high school or elementary, you might have had people there who did not want to learn or who did not want to be there. In college you do not have that option. You are not being forced to go to college. If you do not want to be there, then you do not have to. College costs a lot of money and only those who truly want to be there will remain. In high school or elementary you had lunch time with free food provided – there is no lunch time in college and no free food. In college you have to be very independent. Elementary and high school prepares you for college, while college prepares you for life “the real world.” This is what stands out the most about college to me. What do you think stands out the most?