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Nearly 80% of the surveyed top students said that they made sacrifices to get good grades, and when asked to describe these sacrifices, the answers were uniformly about cutting back on their social lives. Reducing time spent with friends may be hard for many to accept, but is it really such a bad thing. According to Professors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, U.S. college students are defin[ing] and understand[ing] their college experiences as being focused more on social than on academic development, which is part of the reason why up to 45% of them fail to improve in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and written communication. Its also worth noting that the students in my survey were, on the whole, very satisfied with their high school and college experience. When asked to rate how much they liked school on a scale of 1 to 10, the vast majority gave it an 8 or higher.