Whatever beliefs you may hold about college students -- they all go to four-year colleges, live on campus in residential areas, etc. -- might actually be wrong.

According to the people from The Hamilton Project, they found some surprising statistics that will challenge your preconceived notions regarding college students and college life.

Here are a few of the shocking facts:

1. Most college students are female - 57% are female while 43% are male.

2. Most students attend a public two-year school - A little less than 40% attend two-year public schools, followed by four-year public schools, private for-profit schools, private not-for-profit schools and finally, others attend more than one school.

3. More than half of all students are considered "independent" - 51.3% of students are independent while 48.7 are dependent.

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