The 10 Most Important Things That Students Actually Learn In College


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Students say that the most important thing they learn in college is how to budget and prioritize, according to survey last year from Disney.


Disney asked 1,600 students about what they actually learned in college as a tie-in to the DVD release of "Monsters University," the Daily Mail reported. Answers tended to skew away from traditional academics, but covered topics as diverse as "making spaghetti Bolognese" to "DIY skills."

"Four in ten of those who took part were shocked by how little they knew when they left home, with two thirds admitting the whole experience of university was a 'real eye opener' ... Three quarters said they'd learned much more than what was taught in lectures," the Daily Mail noted.

You can check out the full list of the 50 most important things students learn at college at the Daily Mail. Here are the top 10:

  1. Budgeting and prioritizing
  2. Living with others
  3. Doing a weekly food shop
  4. Paying bills
  5. Studying independently
  6. Managing money
  7. Making friends
  8. Getting around
  9. House hunting
  10. Socializing with different types of people