I was overly confident going into college, only to realize how strenuous it really was. Once I learned that good grades weren't going to just be given to be because I was there, I had to accept that I wasn't as prepared as I had previously thought. In high school, I was very aware that not everyone in my graduating class was even going to attend college, and this is very different than most of the other students who attend small colleges with their background in private schools. The thing that does surprise me though is how many of the students I graduated with who are attending Miami seem to not have any difficulties. There's mixed feelings on how well prepared you will feel depending on what you decide to do after graduation.