Blacksburg, Charlottesville Among The "Most Stressed-Out" College Towns

Lane Stadium on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa for Virginia Tech College student stress levels are on the rise, thanks t...

January 14, 2023
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Lane Stadium on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa for Virginia Tech College student stress levels are on the rise, thanks to financial worries, time spent on digital devices, social and academic pressures, job planning, and recent Covid lockdowns and vax mandates, and it's no different in Blacksburg or Charlottesville. In fact, the mental health of young adults has become a critical issue in the past few years. Preply did a study to find out exactly which college towns were the most and least stressed by scraping tweets in 150 geolocations and then using a tool to measure stress.

Scott Dreyer