The stress that higher education brings on students is nothing new, and this Stressed Out Students infographic offers some solid statistics on the subject. Academic pressure has existed since the inception of these learning institutions; however, statistics are indicating that academic stress is at an all-time high, and this infographic digs deep into the roots of the phenomenon. Additionally, it looks at how stress can affect the body and the mind, the most stress-inducing colleges in North America and things students can try to reduce their stress levels.
Perhaps it is the quantifiable element -- that GPAs are a surefire measure of a person's success and value in the employment world -- but whatever the cause, the impact of this kind of pressure is a negative one, and students should be cognizant of both their mental and physical health as they move through these essential years.
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