All of those times students have felt stressed or overwhelmed have just been validated — the Daily Beast recently ranked USC the 18th most stressful college in the country.
Stanford University topped the list of the 50 most stressful schools, followed by Columbia University and MIT.
In determining which colleges caused the most stress in students’ lives, the Daily Beast evaluated and examined the cost, competiveness, acceptance rate, the school’s engineering program and crime on campus at the top 50 universities in the U.S. News & World Report. Colleges were then ranked based on the cumulative findings.
The survey states that USC’s total cost exceeds $50,641 and its acceptance rate is 21.9 percent. The university ranked 26 out of 50 for “competitive academics,” 7 out of 50 in its engineering program, and 23 out of 50 in its crime rate.