there are a couple points i would like to discuss here 1. Is the education worth the debt? im the type of person who doesn't want 100,000$ in debt and I already know for sure that I would be paying without any help from my parents. I doubt I'd get scholarships either. 2. I have heard that the education is not worth it as much as the experience of being around intelligent people, would you agree? 3. Does my GPA matter much if I get a good act score? I know that people say GPA matters but research says otherwise. I am in a few AP classes and I know I can score above average on the ACT. If anyone has experience on getting into college with a low GPA I would love to hear your thoughts. 4. Would it be beneficial to not go to college right after graduation, but wait a few years to save money and have fun and such? i've been told "dont try until you are 35". I am currently a junior in highschool my grades arent that great (im in class right now, lol) i want to get a degree in computer science and work as a freelancer and/or start a business. Any thoughts or general discussion related to the US education system is welcome and encouraged here. I honestly think the US education system was outdated long ago. Thanks for reading, have an amazing day!