High school juniors and seniors: We hear you. Over the past few months, you've been overloaded with unsolicited college advice from parents, teachers, counselors, relatives and guidebooks. Although they seem to be (mostly) well-meaning, you may not be feeling like all the to-do lists and campus visits are giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what you are actually getting yourself into after you graduate. Let's face it: Your parents' crazy college stories are from an era without Facebook, and no student tour guide is going to tell you if the food in the caf really, really sucks.
So, we've gone straight to the source to get you some answers: current college students at different schools across the country. We've partnered with unigo.com, a resource for thousands of undergrads, to field all your questions about university life and give you responses that are honest, unfiltered and totally up-to-date.
Here is the first question: "Will it be difficult to have a social life in college if I don't drink?"
Check out the slideshow below to watch three college students explain the real deal on staying sober in their social scenes -- and what you might expect if you make this choice.
College: Duke University Class Year: Junior Major(s): Sociology Extracurricular(s): Hip-hop Dance, Multicultural Club Language(s): English, Spanish, Persian Proﬁle: http://www.unigo.com/Colleges/Userreviews.aspx?UserId=255194
College: St. John's University Class Year: Freshman Major(s): Business Extracurricular(s): Study Abroad Language(s): English Proﬁle: http://www.unigo.com/CollegeStudent/Natalie_Hallak
College: University of Southern California Class Year: Sophomore Major(s): Print Journalism,Cinema/Media Studies Extracurricular(s): Newspaper (editor/writer), Peer Mentor, Campus Job Language(s): English, Spanish Proﬁle: http://www.unigo.com/CollegeStudent/Allegra_Tepper