Are college students adults?
- RichardLv 61 month ago
If they're over 18, they are legally adults
- ?Lv 71 month ago
That depends on their age. If this person is a child prodigy and attends college at the age of 12, then this person clearly isn't an adult. To be an adult, people must reach the age of 18 or above.
- WhoLv 71 month ago
it depends what you mean by "adult"
in age they may well be legally regarded as "adult" - but in maturity it takes more than age to become "adult"
I have known 16 year olds that are far more mature than some 25 year olds
No way is repeatedly spending a lot of money getting drunk and then vomiting a sign of maturity even at age 25
- charlatanLv 71 month ago
i and my children were still under 18 years of age
at the time of entry.
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- dfLv 41 month ago
They are supposed to be
- ibu guruLv 71 month ago
Legal age to be an "adult" vs minor child is 18. If you are 18, you're an adult, so almost all college students are legal adults.
- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
Depends. I know someone who was 15 years old when he started college at Stanford in 3005 but turned 16 years old in less than a month. Legally, hewas not an adult. His mother who was emancipated when she was 14 years old was legally an adult except when it came to driver's permits and licenses. I was in the high school class of 1971. We technically be came adults at 28 years old. I was legally an adult when I started college. My best friend technically was not because she is?a year younger than I am.. Emotionally she was far more of adult than I was.
- JohnLv 61 month ago
Your question is not fully clear. If you are asking about being a legal adult, the answer is generally yes. That is because 18 is generally the legal age of majority. Traditionally, college students are 18 or over. Due to dual credit programs, however, nowadays many high schoolers are attending college. I'm sure a number of them are under 18. If you are asking about psychologically, the answer is they are partially adults. College students tend to be comfortable both in the world of adults and the world of teens. That midway personality status, especially when combined with raging hormones and copious amounts of alcohol, can sometimes result in immature decision making.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The only exception is 16 and 17-year-olds who finished high school earlier before they became 18, but for the rest of them, the answer is yes. Most college freshman are 18 when they begin college.