alright thanks guys for the help, im probably going to differ then. + karma for the help
and to the guy who asked me why im already planning, its because i like to set goals for myself, because I really want to become an architect, but I also want to take that year off to ski bum and work as a waiter.
I'd say to do two years of college and then take a break.
Find a community college really close to a mountain and get your AA. Classes are SUPER cheap, but then once you get your AA you can easily get into pretty much any university of your choice.