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1 College Life Top Ten List 10. Students only spend 16% of their time on academics According to Arum & Roksa 2011

2 College Life Top Ten List 10. Students only spend 16% of their time on academics 9. Most students (77%) say they study with their peers sometimes or often and it’s making them dumber According to Arum & Roksa 2011

3 College Life Top Ten List 10. Students only spend 16% of their time on academics 9. Most students (77%) say they study with their peers sometimes or often and it’s making them dumber* 8. Nearly 71% of students at schools like Vandy have a least one course with more than 20 pages of writing. At less selective colleges, only 39-46% of students report this. According to Arum & Roksa 2011

4 “Students of different racial groups often have differing opinions and viewpoints about a wide range of pressing contemporary issues [such as] the death penalty, consumer protection, health care, drug testing, taxation, free speech, criminal rights, and the prevalence of discrimination.” (Chang et al 2005:432) Learning is maximized when students encounter people with backgrounds and experiences different from their own. (Sleeter and Grant 1994) 7. Over half of students frequently have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity. Only about 15% reported that they never had such conversations. According to NSSE 2009/2010 College Life Top Ten List “The use of race, in and of itself, to choose students simply achieves a student body that looks different. Such a criterion is no more rational on its own terms than would be choices based upon the physical size or blood type of applicants.” Hopwood v UT 1996

5 7. Over half of students frequently have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity. Only about 15% reported that they never had such conversations. 6, Only about 15% of college seniors have studied abroad. According to NSSE 2009/2010 College Life Top Ten List

6 7. Over half of students frequently have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity. Only about 15% reported that they never had such conversations. 6, Only about 15% of college seniors have studied abroad. 5. About 20% of freshmen say they spend more than 5 hours a week partying; more than 40% party at least 3 hours. According to NSSE 2009/2010 College Life Top Ten List

7 4. Students are drinking on college campuses. According to Ctr for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 2007 College Life Top Ten List FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior Men Women Number Of Alcoholic Beverages Per Week “Higher” Education? 33% use marijuana and 6% use cocaine 3% are abusing painkillers (e.g., Percocet, Vicodin) 23% meet the medical definition for dependence White students are more likely to use drugs/alcohol

8 4. Students are drinking on college campuses. 3. Nationally, about 8% of students have at least two majors. Nearly 40% of Vanderbilt students do! According to Pitt & Tepper 2011 College Life Top Ten List

9 4. Students are drinking on college campuses. 3. Nationally, about 8% of students have at least two majors. Nearly 40% of Vanderbilt students do! 2. The top four courses students take in their freshman year are math, English, foreign language, and chemistry. Other popular courses taken in that year -for Whites: psychology, history, economics, biology, philosophy, political science -for Latinos: psychology, history, economics, biology, philosophy, political science -for Asians: psychology, history, economics, biology, physics, computer science -for Blacks: psychology, history, economics, physical education, sociology According to Charles, Fischer, Mooney, and Massey 2009 College Life Top Ten List

10 1. The Freshman 15 Is A Myth! According to Zagorsky and Smith 2011 College Life Top Ten List The Average Weight Gain For Women is 2.4 Pounds The Average Weight Gain For Men is 3.4 Pounds Only 10% of college freshmen gain 15 lbs or more. 25% LOSE weight.


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