Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Washington University Named Country's Most Stressful College

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 8:19 AM

click to enlarge "Oh, GOD, the ordeal is finally over!"
  • "Oh, GOD, the ordeal is finally over!"

Stay away from the Washington University campus. According to Newsweek, their students are the most stressed out in the country.

That's right -- WUSTL has risen to the top of magazine's annual list, which attempts to quantify stress levels on campus using cold hard numbers.

They could have sent someone to interview the students, though there is obviously the danger that yet another person wanting something from them could reduce the scholars to hysterical, quivering heaps all over the quad.

This isn't the first time Wash U has found a place on the list. In 2010, it was ranked 13th, last year it clocked in at number 12.

Newsweek put together this year's results from the cost of tuition, on-campus crime rates, the number of students receiving financial aid and how much, the acceptance rate, and the selectivity based on ACT and SAT scores. In years past, the "academic rigor" was also factored in but that seems to have fallen by the wayside.

This year, Wash U knocked Stanford out of the number one spot, in part due to the hefty cost of admission ($58,901) and crime ranking (6th of the 25 schools ranked).

Fret not, you panicked pupils! Your school totally has a whole webpage dedicated to your anxiety addled brain. Then again, you should all probably be drinking more. Wash U hasn't even cracked the top 25 in party school rankings.

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