13 Best College & University Student Life

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling College & University Student Life in 2020


2017 — 2018 Student Planner; Get Shit Done: 6”x9” Academic Planner and Daily Organizer, August 2017 – July 2018 (Daily and Weekly Planners, Organizers ... for College, University and High School)

2017 — 2018 Student Planner; Get Shit Done: 6”x9” Academic Planner and Daily Organizer, August 2017 – July 2018 (Daily and Weekly Planners, Organizers ... for College, University and High School)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • The Freshman Survival Guide Soulful Advice for Studying Socializing and Everything In Between

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Penguin Books

Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life

Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes for the Next Four Years & Beyond

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes for the Next Four Years & Beyond
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)

U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • LITTLE BROWN

Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories

Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Basic Books

Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice

Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

Student Learning in College Residence Halls: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

Student Learning in College Residence Halls: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Trans* in College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

Trans* in College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Stylus Publishing VA

What I Learned from Studying Abroad: 5 Lessons

Studying abroad can be one of the best experiences of your college life - it was for me. Lessons are learned fast and sometimes hard. This is my study abroad experience.


1. Don't Date the Locals
Why do we swoon over accents? I'm over it now, but 19-year old me had a real weak spot there. Getting involved in a relationship while you are adapting to a new culture can really cloud your experiences. It may make it better at times, but if things go awry, as mine did, then your memories will always have that scar on them. The love arrow lands where it wants, but try to remain immune to the charming accents. Plenty of fish back home.

2. Listen
Accents are a popular topic of discussion. They can also be difficult to understand. Don't nod your head in agreement if you have no idea what the other person is saying. It's possible, they are trying to tell you that your luggage has been lost and you need to come with them to fill out some paperwork. Fight the urge to be a yes man (or woman) and if you still don't understand, maybe they could write it out for you on a piece of paper. Embarrassing and strange as that may be, it will help you solve the mystery of your missing luggage much quicker.

3. Apply Early
As a freshman in college, I knew very little, but I knew enough to know there was more to the world than frat boys, overpriced textbooks and remedial math. To get into the Fall 2000 program, I had to apply by December of 1999. That's a lot of thinking ahead of a teenager, but if you really want to do it, then don't procrastinate!

4. Travel
When you are thousands of miles away from home, take the opportunity to see as much as you can. You will be tired, you will find yourself sleeping on top of your backpack on a train and you will not be able to pack 10 of your favorite pairs of shoes, but the trade-off is otherworldly (literally). Watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, wandering the cavernous halls of Westminster Abbey - all experiences I was rewarded with after some grueling travel days.

5. Housing
Wherever you stay, chances are you will have a roommate. They may be very, very different than you. Maybe you are a neat freak and they throw every last piece of clothing on the ground, but try your best to get along with them. Nobody said you had to be best friends, but you are sharing a room, so be civil and understanding. It will make your stay so much more enjoyable.