30 Hilarious Tumblr Posts About College That Are Painfully Real

All of the rumors are true: college is, without a doubt, the best school years of your life. It’s better than high school, middle school, and elementary school combined, and that’s because you’re given freedom, a fresh start, and a slightly more mature outlook on life. Unfortunately, like so many other good things in life, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. College has its downsides, and some of them are crappy enough to take over the upsides, if you let them (don’t!). Few things capture the mix of excitement and dread surrounding higher education than these hilarious Tumblr posts about college.

Freshmen who are about to start their new journey: read this so you know what to expect, even the bad stuff. Upperclassmen who are about to return for yet another year, older, wiser, and more blase than ever, read this so that you can get a good laugh. One of the only things better than bragging about being in college is bonding with others while complaining about being in college. I know, that makes literally no sense, but you’ll get it once you’re right in the middle of things. Check out these hilarious Tumblr posts about college that are painfully real… they might just make it easier to start school again.

1. Wouldn’t this make everything in life so much better?

http://encourage.tumblr.com/post/145666274277/i-wish-college-was-5-easy-payments-of-1999


 

2. When the government says they don’t have the money for cheaper education…

http://th0rnqueen.tumblr.com/post/145622787037


 

3. When you realize that you’re moving on from high school.

http://arylenchanted.tumblr.com/post/146356288002/pinkjaeger-i-get-so-excited-when-i-cant


 

4. An accurate portrayal of college students:

http://paprika.tumblr.com/post/146357918462/kennethparcelll-college-students


 

5. A glimpse of what you have to look forward to:

http://teenscoolest.com/post/147700588979


 

6. Disturbingly real, tbh:

http://ruinedchildhood.tumblr.com/post/147702706069/freejimmer-college-is-not-fun-or-better-than


 

7. When this happens and you know that student/professor relationships are real:

http://thebootydiaries.tumblr.com/post/147625967622


 

8. Every college student ever:

http://commongayboy.tumblr.com/post/147652590146


 

9. The difference between high school and college:

http://celfi.tumblr.com/post/148101468748/high-schoolers-be-like-ughhhh-school-is-coming-up


 

10. You trying to make yourself look better:

http://pinch.tumblr.com/post/148415138565/ciphereye-applying-to-college


 

11. WHY DOES THIS EXIST

http://weather.tumblr.com/post/148406152838


 

12. A true story:

http://pinch.tumblr.com/post/148747769550/thebootydiaries-me-trying-to-pay-my-tuition


 

13. When you try to make a good impression and then you realize you don’t care:

http://bitchycode.tumblr.com/post/148700316663


 

14. Very correct.

http://lolsht.com/post/149096936565/student-thoughts-lol-funny-college


 

15. When you’ve already been in the game for a while:

http://lifes-joys.tumblr.com/post/149020269830/freshman-me-im-going-to-do-all-my-homework-the


 

16. When you’re actually excited to be back:

http://mismatchedsocksquad.tumblr.com/post/148757832922/when-you-start-back-the-fall-semester-after-summer


 

17. …Says every college student ever:

http://schoolmemesfordoneteens.tumblr.com/post/148772773694


 

18. Never have Spongebob pictures been more accurate:

http://someclassysas.tumblr.com/post/139140027934


 

19. What classes are really like:

http://brightfutura.tumblr.com/post/12972963445


 

20. You right now:

http://jermsenpai.tumblr.com/post/56266856685


 

21. This is… scarily correct.

http://realworldcollegeprep-blog.tumblr.com/post/20766832753


 

22. Every student’s ultimate problem every single day:

http://saponaceous.tumblr.com/post/149129952818/should-i-actually-leave-my-dorm-to-get-food-or


 

23. What your dorm is actually like:

http://admitsee.tumblr.com/post/146701988171/i-just-dont-understand-how-other-people-do-it


 

24. All you hear, ever:

http://arresting-the-restless.tumblr.com/post/66850497124/a-chorus-of-college-complaints


 

25. When you realize the summer is over:

http://englishmajorhumor.tumblr.com/post/148882594242


 

26. The toughest decisions:

http://lifeatthebarn.tumblr.com/post/134396270688/you-know-youre-a-college-student-when


 

27. Correct.

http://collegeproblems.org/post/133304103268/happy-sunday


 

28. This is actually so true.

http://lovingwhatido.tumblr.com/post/143338283557


 

29. When the summer is about to end:

http://jrstateofmind.tumblr.com/post/137655109882


 

30. This.

http://liberalcardigan.tumblr.com/post/136076224758/when-you-realize-90-of-the-money-you-have-saved

Which one of these Tumblr posts did you think was the funniest? What is your truth about college? Tell me in the comments!

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