13 Chin-Strokingly Fascinating Scientific Insights About The College Experience

Apparently, a lot of college students basically feel like they don’t belong there -- so, if you ever had similar suspicions, rest assured you were far from alone. Here are the full details on that and 12 other findings:


College students today are slightly less narcissistic, not more. Aspects of narcissism (like entitlement, vanity, and leadership) all gradually declined from 1992 to 2015, among various groups (including men and women, African-Americans, Asians, and Caucasians). NOW YOU KNOW

Source: PsychologicalScience


If you're a guy in a relationship with another guy, you're less likely to complete a STEM bachelor's degree. Specifically, the odds are 12% lower than for men in relationships with women. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: JSTOR


Roughly every tenth college student uses Tinder to cheat. Tinder A study of 550 students found that 9% used Tinder to cheat while in an exclusive relationship, and 20% talked to someone on Tinder while they were in an exclusive relationship. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: PsyPost


Whether or not you get a bachelor's degree has a really strong effect on your expected lifespan. Today, it's even more important than, say, race -- while in 1990, race mattered more for your lifespan. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Academic Times


Most community college students start out wanting to get a bachelor's degree, but don't end up getting one. COLLEGE OMMUNITY 80% of new CC students say they want to get a bachelor's, but only 14% of them get one within six years of starting CC. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Columbia University


College textbooks got over ten times more expensive from 1977 to 2015. The exact percentage is 1,041% - three times the rate of inflation. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC


You're more likely to graduate from college if your high school teachers had degrees in their subject matter. Plus, if your high school teachers just had general teaching degrees, odds are your performance in those subjects in high school was lower, too. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: University of Missouri


Often, college students don't view hookups as meaningless flings. In a study of 10,141 students, 40% of men who hooked up with a woman said they'd like to hook up with her again, and 44% of women who hooked up with a man said the same. The numbers were 51%

Source: PsyPost


Women are less likely than men to get paid for a college internship. Once the effect of college major and background is eliminated, it turns out women are about 34% less likely to get paid for an internship than men. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: SUNY Binghamton


Getting your first job during tough economic times means you're likely to get paid more in your career. Apparently, that's because you're more likely to work harder in college in that situation and get better grades, SO you'll get a better first job, giving your career a boost. NOW YOU

Source: OUP


Having acne makes you more likely to finish college. Fi It also makes you more likely to have a better high school GPA, and better grades in high school English, math, science, and history. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: University of Chicago


A good ACT score doesn't mean a whole lot for your odds of graduating from L college. Your high school GPA matters five times more than your ACT score for predicting those odds. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Aera


Apparently, imposter syndrome is pretty common among students. A BYU study of 213 students found that one fifth had a very strong feeling that they were imposters. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BYU