Written by Bwog Staff
According to The Daily Beast’s recent list of 50 Most Stressful Colleges in America, Columbia comes in second in the nation, behind only Stanford. They compiled their list based on five school qualities (weight; Columbia’s stats): cost (35%; $51k), competitiveness (35%; 8th), acceptance rate (10%; 10%), engineering (10%; 18th), and crime (10%; 12th).
While we admit that college is indeed a stressful environment, we also think that “Vibrancy of Step Scene” and “Proximity to the Most Exhilarating City in the World” should have been criteria when judging college stress. But kidding and self-gloating aside, without considering other positive criteria such as “Satisfaction with Social Life” or “Environment,” it would seem that all colleges out there are just a playpen of stress.
We can only hope that with pictorial evidence as the following, we are a far second behind our brethren to the West, who undoubtedly have their own reasons for disputing their rank (damn you, California weather!).