Below is a reading list that teaches you to be a successful freshman.
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
It’s the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others because there is no such thing as “game”. You’re either cooler than most girls and talk to girls…or you’re not.
Sex at Dawn by Christoper Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
This book helped me remove the damaging belief that promiscuous girls are “bad”. Instead, I learned that promiscuous females are the hallmark of peaceful primates. There will be plenty of slut-shamers (i.e. guys who can’t get girls and girls who are jealous of the attention that those girls get) your freshmen year…you will not be one of them.
College Misconception Series by Chris Deoudes
This series explains how the social hierarchy in college really works (i.e. don’t be yourself).
The website, in general, helps men overcome their romantic insecurities and anxieties.
How to Win at College by Cal Newport
This book is a reference (i.e. buy it and refer back to it throughout your four years). It is very simple to get a 3.7+ GPA with this book. I wish I had read it the summer before going to college.
A Guide to the Good Life by William Irvine
If you want to become an optimist and kill your ego, stoicism is for you. This is a great introduction to an ancient philosophy. Most of the greats in human history are stoics. This philosophy is an extremely effective way to deal with the stresses of college (social & academic).
Principles by Ray Dalio
The CEO of the most successful hedge fund wrote (i.e. not ghostwritten) this book. Following the advice here will help you lead a stoic life.