These shorter longboards are much more practical for everyday use and for getting around. Unlike the longer ones, they are very easy to maneuver through people, etc. Bottom line, they're great for cruising to class.
Skateboards are essential for getting to/from class, the library, and most importantly the dining halls while at school. I had a longboard that I rode all over UCLA's campus and loved it. It's easier than a bike because you don't have to lock it up all the time and sometimes more fun.This is a really good one because it's small but still gets you places. That way it's not so awkward when you bring it into class.