Getting ahead in today’s world requires a college degree. While the tuition costs continue to rise each year, you don’t have to let finances stand in the way of your future. You can use different types of loans to pay for both your living expenses and tuition in addition to using scholarships and getting a part-time job. Private student loans are a great way to invest in yourself, offering generous repayment plans after graduation. To ease the transition a bit, television shows set in high school often send their characters to college as a way to show them growing up. While some shows give you an unexpected idea of what college is like, the best shows offer a realistic look at the college experience and what you can expect.
A Different World is a unique show because it was the first to depict what life was like for African Americans attending college. Set on the campus of the fictional Spellman University, the first season followed Denise, one of the main characters from The Cosby Show after she finished high school. When that character left the show, it shifted its focus to the budding relationship between the dorky Dwayne Wayne and the southern belle Whitley. In addition to making you laugh; it features realistic depictions of everything from Greek hazing and underage drinking to sexual harassment and friendship.
Thanks to streaming apps, you can now catch up on this former NBC show set on the campus of a fictional community college. Jeff Winger is a lawyer with a fake law degree who must go back to school and take some credits if he wants to practice again. The show follows the adventures that he has with his study group, including the grumpy Pierce and nerdy Annie. Even if you plan on attending a four-year university, you can’t help love this show. It looks at some of the unique issues that face nontraditional students such as juggling their school and personal lives and handling their friendships.
Those who went to high school or college in the late 1990s and early 2000s fell in love with the character of Felicity and the show based around her exploits. While many remember the show for the love triangle between the main character and Noel and Ben, it goes much deeper than that. Ben was the former classmate she changed her life for and followed to college, but he was just one character in the show. Most of the show focuses on their college lives before giving you an idea of what to expect when you finally get your degree.
One of the best shows about college that you might not know about is Greek. It follows a group of characters as they experience Greek life for the first time and what happens to them over the next few years. Fun characters such as Rusty and Cappie help you understand that not everyone who attends college looks the same. You might find yourself drawn to Cappie who is afraid to grow up and leave school or the characters who can’t wait to see what the future holds.