Find the Balance: Maintaining Academic Excellence without Sacrificing Your Social Life

When you get to college, you begin to realize that everything your high school teachers told you is true: college is difficult; it takes a lot of studying, and prioritizing is key. Don’t just focus on the hard parts, though — college is one of the most exciting and rewarding times of your life!

As we talk to and hear back from students who have graduated from Roseman, we asked for feedback about what they found to be most important for them in their path to success. Many of them said balance — finding a way to live a life that has academics and a social life that complement one another.

So how do you do that? Here, we give you three tips for finding the perfect school-life balance to find success in your college career:

  1. Prioritize Class & Studies

The first tip, and, seemingly, the most obvious is that you should be prioritizing class and your studies over anything else. If you want to find success in your college career, you should treat it as just that — a career. Try to develop a study plan so that you can stay on task and keep up with all of the work in your classes.

  1. Plan for Social Events

Just as we suggest that you make a plan for your studies, we also think you should plan for your social events. Whether that’s blocking out time at the same time every week or scheduling blocks that you can keep open for leisure and other activities, having this time will give you the freedom you need to socialize and enjoy time with your friends and colleagues.

  1. Be Spontaneous!

Of course, you don’t want your whole life to be guided by a planner! We encourage each and every one of you to be spontaneous. Go out, have fun, and live your life! You need that sometimes — just make sure to make it to class the next morning.

At the end of the day, we at Roseman University wish only for the success of our students. If there is ever anything that is holding you back in your studies, always feel free to reach out to one of your advisors or program heads to see if they can help. Good luck, and remember to try to keep everything in balance.