Why is college so stressful?

Mar 24, 2023

It’s supposed to be fun, isn’t it? Learning and hanging out with friends. That little nirvana between high school and the real world. Truth is that college is stressful.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most common reasons why students struggle with stress, anxiety, and even depression during their college years.

Academic pressure: College comes with a lot of academic pressure, such as heavy course loads, exams, assignments, and deadlines. The constant need to perform well academically can lead to stress and anxiety.

Financial burden: College is expensive, and many students struggle with the financial burden of tuition fees, housing, textbooks, and other expenses. Financial stress can take a toll on a student’s mental health.

Time management: College life can be hectic and demands effective time management skills. Balancing academics, work, social life, and other responsibilities can be overwhelming and stressful.

Social pressure: College is a time when students are exposed to new social situations, and it can be challenging to navigate these situations. Students may feel the need to fit in, make friends, and maintain relationships, leading to social pressure and stress.

Future uncertainty: College students often face uncertainty about their future career path, job prospects, and financial stability. This uncertainty can lead to stress and anxiety about their future.

College is stressful, but the team at Evolve Counseling Services helps students just like you deal with issues just like these. If any of these matters are keeping you up at night, we encourage you to say hello. We’d love to help get you in the right frame of mind to enjoy these wonderful years.