This NY Times article notes a recently completed study that found college has become an increasingly stressful place for freshmen students. Most freshmen, especially those away from home, really find it difficult to cope since that it’s a new experience for them. It gets worse when they have to balance their time to get enough rest, participate in extracurricular activities, attend class on time and complete assignments.
The study found that freshmen students are studying harder and socializing less. Though this should sound like a great and encouraging outcome, there are concerns that students need to strike a proper balance between their social and academic lives. More encouragingly, students are also drinking less.