Campus Issues Essays

A new report from Student Monitor asked college students to identify the biggest problems on campus, and their top three answers were cost of education, stress, and alcohol abuse.

The student market research company spoke to 1,200 full-time four-year college students this semester about a range of topics, including what they saw as the biggest problems on campus. Students were asked to list the top three problems from a list of 21 options — 63% of the students included "cost of education" in their responses, the most cited problem by far.

Additionally, 66% of the students surveyed agreed with the statement that the "cost of college is too expensive."

However, another recent report from the Brookings Institute found that college isn't actually getting more expensive, despite what is popularly believed. Rather, although the sticker price for college has steeply increased over the last decade, the net price — what students are actually paying — has stayed fairly steady.

Expenses are not the only thing colleges students have to worry about, though.

More than a third of the students surveyed — 38% — named stress as a major problem, and 32% said that alcohol abuse and binge drinking was also one of the biggest problems on campus.

According to a 2008 survey from the Associated Press and mtvU, 80% of American college students say they "frequently or sometimes experience daily stress." The National Institute of Health reports that of the college students who do consume alcohol, about half binge drink— defined as drinking around 4-5 drinks in two hours.

Here's the chart of what students think are the biggest problems on campus, via Student Monitor:

Essay on Parking, a Major Problem on Campus

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Parking, a Major Problem on Campus

Why do students and their parents pay such a large amount of money to attend the University of Dayton if there is not going to be any place for parking? I am a first year student at the university so I understand that I am not permitted to have my car on campus (Handbook). My boyfriend on the other hand, lives at least a half hour away and comes to visit me several times a week. He arrives and has to drive for a very long time trying to find a place to park where he will not receive a ticket. He has tried to park everywhere we can think of, but it never seems to work out. The first few times he came over public safety/the police department was willing to give out temporary permits for visitors and…show more content…

The driver is not sure where to start and is never sure how long it will take before they find a spot that is safe and convenient. Most of the time it will not be convenient and it is not necessarily a safe place to be walking alone. This part of Dayton has some strange wanderers, people who are mean and not very smart. As you dig and tare through the haystack and it gets close to being all in pieces, you know that you must be getting close because it has to be in there somewhere. The story is different when trying to find a legal parking space. The driver could go up and down every row a million times and if nobody has left or if the space requires a permit, the driver might be out of luck.

To explain the parking information for the University of Dayton a little bit better, all vehicles parking on campus property must display a valid permit. If the driver intends on being parked for more than two weeks a permit must be purchased. If a person leaves the university community the permit is automatically revoked and these permits cannot be sold or transferred from one person to another. Anybody who violates this will be charged double the annual permit fee (Handbook). If a driver wants to purchase a permit all citations must be paid off first. Parking supposedly makes every effort to assign each full-time faculty and staff person to a parking area proximate to the building

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