Fall 2014 UCLA Survey of Incoming Freshmen Shows Mental Health at All Time Low

February 6, 2015 by  
Filed under College Newswire

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA has released the findings from their annual survey of incoming college freshmen. Sadly, this year’s results show a continuing of the trend of poor mental health conditions amongst new college freshman. The average mental health score of incoming college freshman (100=high, 1=low) was reported at an all time record low of 50.7. Further, the survey finds that 9.5% of students reported feeling frequently depressed, the all time record high in 49 years of surveying. Common behaviors reported by those who were frequently or occasionally depressed were over-sleeping, frequent class absences, and far lower rates of engagement in social and campus activities.


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