Jessie Voigts, Travel writer, international educator, mom
You might be surprised that graduate school is markedly different from undergrad. I was! In undergrad, I was bored, didn't love my classes (especially those general classes that were required for my degree), and did a lot of independent study to fuel my learning passions.
That all changed in Graduate School. Here were classes - ALL OF THEM! - that were my passion. Here, too, were professors that interacted with us, and worked on projects with us, and helped fuel our drive to learn and excel and explore the field. I wasn't bored. I wasn't off topic. I WAS highly interested, spent a lot of time doing things I loved, and pursuing my academic passions. I wrote articles with professors, spoke at conferences, built my professional career. Graduate school was so VERY different from undergrad - they are entirely different experiences.
Ask, in your field, where the best places to study are. Explore those campuses, talk with graduate students and professors. Ascertain what actually goes on in the classroom (and out of it). You might be pleasantly surprised, too.